Players Qualify for 2016 World Cadets

Contact: Jerry Nash FIDE Youth Events Cell: 931-787-2756 (CROSSVILLE, TN)  The United States Chess Federation is pleased to announce that 94 players have qualified by rating to participate in the 2016 World Cadets Chess Championships to be held in Batumi, Georgia, October 18-31.  These students earned this honor by achieving a peak post tournament rating according to the USCF’s April Ratings Supplement.  Additionally, players qualified as Personal Rights (PR) by winning a medal at the previous World Cadets or if they achieve a Gold medal at the 2016 Pan American Youth Chess Championship. Participants may also qualify by winning the first place trophy in a Championship section of the National Elementary Championship, the National Junior High Championship, or the National High School Championship and by achieving top spots at other designated national scholastic events such as the Denker Tournament of High School Champions, the Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions, the National Girls Invitational Tournament, the All-Girls National Championship, and the U.S. Girls Championship. The top players by rating in each age category are considered the United States Official Representatives by FIDE, the World Chess Federation, but all players compete in the event as part of the US delegation.  Details concerning the 2016 World Cadets tournament are currently found at  All players should contact Jerry Nash by 4 PM CST on May 31st to confirm their participation and to receive additional registration information.   The FIDE World Cadets is an open tournament and any US Chess member who meets the age requirement for an age group may play. Players must register for the tournament through US Chess.  A player’s age for this tournament is his/her age as of January 1, 2016.  Only the Official U.S. Representatives and Personal Rights players from the previous World Cadets and Pan American Youth are eligible to receive financial support from US Chess.  The link to the US Chess invitation requirements is: The United States Chess Federation (USCF) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting chess in the United States. Founded in 1939, US Chess serves as the governing body for chess in the United States and is now headquartered in Crossville, Tennessee. US Chess is devoted to extending the role of chess in American society. It promotes the study and knowledge of the game of chess, for its own sake as an art and enjoyment, and as a means for the improvement of society. To make a tax-deductible donation to support US Chess and our World Cadets teams visit Congratulations to all the players who qualified for the 2016 World Cadets!
Open Under 8
Marvin Gao FL
Abhimanyu Mishra NJ
Brian Huang CA
Liran Zhou NY
Sriram Krishnakumar CA
Dimitar Mardov IL
Ronen Wilson VA
Harshid Kunka TX
Open Under 10
Arthur Guo GA
Jason Wang OH
Nathaniel Shuman NY
Nico Chasin NY
Christopher Yoo CA
Rithik Polavaram TX
Jason Yu WA
Davis Zong NY
Ming Lu CA
Charles Hua NY
Rohun Trakru TX
Sanjay Selvam AZ
Shelev Oberoi TX
Derek Clasby NJ
Adi Murgescu NY
Aryeh Shlionsky NJ
Andrew Tang TX
Justin Lee NJ
Merric Hu NJ
Kirk Ghazarian VI
Kevin Pan CA
Peter Boris NY
Open Under 12
Andrew Hong CA
Justin Wang TX Bronze Medal at 2015 World Youth
Christopher Shen OH
Andy Huang VA
Maximillian Lu CT
Kevin Chor AZ
Samrug Narayanan MN
Wesley Wang NY
Anthony He WA
Daniel Hung TX
Jeffrey Chou CA
Joaquin Perkins CA
Aydin Turgut IL
Anish Vivekananthan TX
Robert Shlyakhtenko CA
Daniel Levkov NY
Jason Metpally TX
Atreya Vaidya TX
Nikhil Kumar FL
Tan Nguyen VA
Alex Wang PA
Logan Wu TN
Balaji Daggupati CA
Pieter Heesters MD
David Zhurbinsky NJ
Anaiy Somalwar CA
Brandon Wang NY
Yanke Wang TX
Girls Under 8
Rachael Li TX
Iris Mou NY
Teja Pollard NY
Kaitlynn McNutt TX
Anika Rajaram CA
Joy Chu CA
Girls Under 10
Rochelle Wu AL
Rianne Ke CA
Aksithi Eswaran CA
Meredith Feiner NY
Emma Cheng OH
Rui Yang Yan CA
Gauri Menon WI
Maya Behura FL
Nura Baalla NY
Amy Sun NY
Ellen Wang NY
Audrey Wang NY
Atmika Gorti VA
Joy Cao MA
Girls Under 12
Martha Samadashvili NY
Nastassja Matus MN
Evelyn Zhu NY
Aasa Dommalapati VA
Jessica Rattray NY
Anh Nguyen TX
Katherene Qi NY
Claire Cao PA
Antara Garai CA
Divya Pandey WI
Sheena Zeng KS
Iris Zhou MO
Yassamin Ehsani NY
Annapoorni Meiyappan CA
Zoe Zelner FL
Shree Ayinala CA

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