Players Qualify For World Youth

  Contact: Jerry Nash FIDE Youth Events Cell: 931-787-2756 (CROSSVILLE, TN) The United States Chess Federation is pleased to announce that 112 players have qualified by rating to participate in the 2017 World Youth Chess Championships to be held in Montevideo, Uruguay, September 16-26.  These students earned this honor by achieving the highest peak post tournament rating according to the regulations and the US Chess March Ratings Supplement.  Additionally, players may qualify as Personal Rights (PR) by winning a medal at the previous World Youth or if they achieve a Gold medal at the 2017 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 Girl’s Tournament of Champions, 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.  If an Official Representative in an age category declines to attend, then the highest rated player (according to the peak post tournament rating in the 12 months prior to the 2017 March Supplement) in that category who is registered with the US Chess Office by the deadline announced in the registration information will be considered the Official U.S. Representative. Details concerning the 2017 World Youth tournament are currently found at the organizers’ website - Players should contact Jerry Nash ( as soon as possible to confirm their participation and to receive registration information. The FIDE World Youth is an open tournament and any US Chess member who meets the age requirement for an age group may play. The age/gender categories for the World Cadets include Open and Girls – Under 14, Under 16, and Under 18. Players must register for the tournament through US Chess. The due date for players to register in order to be considered as Official Representatives or Personal Rights players is included in the registration information. A player’s age for this tournament is his/her age as of January 1, 2017.  Only the Official U.S. Representatives and Personal Rights players from the previous World Youth 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 2017 World Youth!
Open Under 14
Awonder Liang WI
Hans Niemann CT
Andrew Hong CA
Nikhil Kumar FL
Brandon Jacobson NJ
David Peng IL
Josiah Stearman CA
Andy Huang VA
Ivan Ke CA
Christopher Shen OH
Aristo Liu OH
Justin Chen NY
Wesley Wang NY
Alexander Costello CA
Justin Paul VA
Akira Nakada NY
Kevin Yang CA
Anthony Ge CA
Jason Metpally TX
Brian Gu TX
Vincent Baker OH
Aydin Turgut IL
Thomas Kung TX
Jeffrey Chou CA
Brandon Wu MA
Open Under 16
Ruifeng Li TX
Nicolas Checa NY
Praveen Balakrishnan NJ
John Burke NJ
Advait Patel OK
David Brodsky NY
Rayan Taghizadeh CA
Albert Lu CA
Ben Li MI
Aravind Kumar NJ
Yoon-Young Kim CT
Michael Wang CA
Aaron Shlionsky NJ
Bovey Liu TX
Jacob Furfine IL
Andrew Zheng MD
Andrew Titus MN
Brandon Nydick NY
Gabriel Sam CA
Danial Asaria CA
Open Under 18
Jeffery Xiong TX
Samuel Sevian MA
Akshat Chandra NJ
Andrew Tang MN
John Ludwig FL
Cameron Wheeler CA
Craig Hilby CA
Joshua Sheng CA
Kesav Viswanadha CA
Vignesh Panchanatham CA
Bryce Tiglon WA
Roland Feng WA
Zhaozhi Li IL
Ethan Li NY
Edward Song MI
Girls Under 14
Carissa Yip MA
Martha Samadashvili NY
Sanjana Vittal NJ
Naomi Bashkansky WA
Evelyn Zhu NY
Aasa Dommalapati VA
Shreya Mangalam IL
Cindy Zhang CA
Samantha Dong NY
Chang Xu AZ
Claire Cao PA
Sheena Zeng KS
Katherene Qi NY
Katrina Wong NY
Divya Pandey WI
Aria Hoesley IL
Yassamin Ehsani NY
Zoe Zelner FL
Sandra Shur MA
Iris Zhou MO
Susanna Ulrich WI
Shama Yisrael FL
Girls Under 16
Jennifer Yu VA
Akshita Gorti VA
Annie Wang CA
Emily Nguyen TX
Thalia Cervantes MO
Sophie Morris-Suzuki NY
Devina Devagharan TX
Joanna Liu AZ
Julia Sevilla CA
Vicki Yang NY
Queena Deng CA
Nancy Wang NY
Marissa Li IL
Katherine Davis NY
Priya Trakru TX
Camille Kao TX
Tianhui Jie FL
Angelica Chin NJ
Sasha Konovalenko MI
Kimberly Liu CA
Fikirte Hunt NY
Ashley Xing VA
Simona Nayberg CA
Ritika Pandey WI
Girls Under 18
Maggie Feng OH
Agata Bykovtsev CA
Ashritha Eswaran CA
Rachel Ulrich WI
Anupama Rajendra WI
Florizelle Songco NY

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