US Chess Announces 2022 World Youth and World Cadet Championships Invitees

US Chess  is pleased to announce the list of players who are officially invited to participate in the 2022 World Youth (Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18) and 2022 World Cadet (Under 8, Under 10 and Under 12) Chess Championships.

These students earned this honor by meeting the peak post-tournament (PPT) rating and activity criteria in their age and gender categories according to the Scholastic National Invitational Event and Award Requirements and subsequent Executive Board motion to adjust the rating and activity requirement periods that was extended through Dec. 31, 2022.

The top players by PPT rating in each age category are considered the United States Official Representatives (OR) by FIDE, the World Chess Federation, but all USA players may compete in these events as part of the US Chess delegation. Additionally, players may qualify as Personal Rights (PR) players, subject to organizer's regulations.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

There are currently no details (at the time of publishing this article) regarding either the 2022 World Youth, or 2022 World Cadet Chess Championships other than if held, they will be in Mamaia, Romania for the 2022 World Youth and Batumi, Georgia for the 2022 World Cadet. We also do not know if PR players who did not participate in 2020 and 2021 due to those events being canceled will be carried forward with PR rights for the 2022 events.

However, should these events be held, you should note that both the World Youth and World Cadet Championships are open tournaments and any US Chess member who meets the age and eligibility requirements may participate, but they will be responsible for all financial obligations needed to do so. A player's age for these tournaments is his/her age as of Jan. 1, 2022.

The latest news regarding international youth events can be found here. Please contact Chris Bird, FIDE Events Manager at christopher.bird@uschess.org if you have any questions regarding these events.

Congratulations to the following players who are invited to be the Official U.S. Representatives at the 2022 World Youth and 2022 World Cadet Chess Championships!

OPEN UNDER 18 GIRLS UNDER 18
Andrew Hong (CA) - OR
Justin Wang (TX)
Balaji Daggupati (CA)
Robert Shlyakhtenko (CA)
Anthony He (WA)
Maximillian Lu (CT)
Nikhil Kumar (FL)
Wesley Wang (NY)
Aydin Turgut (IN)
Christopher Shen (OH)
Vincent Tsay (NY)
Shunkai Peng (OR)
Anish Vivekananthan (TX)
Samrug Narayanan (MN)
Martha Samadashvili (NY) - OR
Sheena Zeng (KS)
Evelyn Zhu (NY)
Gracy Prasanna (PA)
Anne-Marie Velea (WA)
Yassamin Ehsani (NY)
Nastassja Matus (MN)
Jessica Hyatt (NY)
Ambica Yellamraju (TX)
Arya Kumar (NC)
Anh Nguyen (TX)
Iris Zhou (MO)
Annapoorni Meiyappan (CA)
Aasa Dommalapati (VA)
Carissa Zheng (MD)
Minda Chen (WA)
Shama Yisrael (FL)

 

OPEN UNDER 16 GIRLS UNDER 16
Christopher Yoo (CA) - OR
Arthur Guo (GA)
Jason Liang (NY)
Eddy Tian (NJ)
Jason Wang (OH)
Kirk Ghazarian (CA)
Nico Chasin (NY)
Evan Park (PA)
Vyom Vidyarthi (CA)
Eric Li (CA)
Sandeep Sethuraman (AZ)
Ming Lu (CA)
Sharvesh Deviprasath (TX)
Ruiyang Yan (CA)
Tejas Rama (NJ)
Vishnu Vanapalli (NC)
Rochelle Wu (CA)
Shelev Oberoi (TX)
Teddie Wen (CA)
Derek Clasby (NJ)
Noah Thomforde-Toates (PA)
Ruiyang Yan (CA) - OR
Rochelle Wu (CA)
Ellen Wang (NY)
Nura Baalla (NY)
Rianne Ke (CA)
Ashley Pang (CA)
Jenny Zhu (NY)
Aksithi Eswaran (CA)
Natalie Wisniowski (IL)
Yesun Lee (CA)
Gauri Menon (WI)
Ellie Zhang (CA)
Emma Cheng (OH)
Tianna Wang (MA)
Kalia Wang (TX)
Asha Kumar (NC)
Lilian Wang (PA)
Chelsea Zhou (CA)

 

OPEN UNDER 14 GIRLS UNDER 14
Abhimanyu Mishra (NJ) - OR
Dimitar Mardov (IL)
Liran Zhou (NY)
Bach Ngo (FL)
Brewington Hardaway (NY)
Liam Putnam (NY)
Erick Zhao (PA)
Alice Lee (MN)
Ethan Sheehan (GA)
Sriram Krishnakumar (CA)
Bryan Xie (CA)
Zoey Tang (OR)
Harshid Kunka (TX)
Alice Lee (MN) - OR
Zoey Tang (OR)
Iris Mou (NY)
Kelsey Liu (MA)
Rose Atwell (CA)
Chloe Gaw (NY)
Kally Wen (CA)
Avery Yu (CA)
Erin Bian (WA)
Anika Rajaram (CA)
Sophie Velea (WA)
Sophia Peng (AZ)
Chloe Wang (PA)
Ananya Ananth (VA)
Florina Zhu (NJ)
Alice Wu (FL)
Adelynne Yang (CA)
Chance Nguyen (VA)
Rowan Field (NY)

 

OPEN UNDER 12 GIRLS UNDER 12
Ryo Chen (TX) - OR
Andy Woodward (TX)
Tanitoluwa Adewumi (NY)
Brejesh Chakrabarti (FL)
Henry Deng (CA)
Andrew Jiang (GA)
Lucas Jiang (CA)
Alexander Wang (NJ)
Ryan Sun (MA)
Jesse Ren (MI)
Jasmine Su (CT)
Benjamin Tang (CA)
Eshaan Hebbar (NJ)
Nathan Yan (CA)
Sepehr Golsefidy (CA)
Omya Vidyarthi (CA)
Aditeya Das (NY)
Jasmine Su (CT) - OR
Omya Vidyarthi (CA)
Jocelyn Chen (CA)
Crystal Gu (CA)
Tori Porat (CA)
Olivia Laido (NJ)
Nandini Prakash (TX)
Evelyn Qiao (GA)
Sunny Zhang (TX)
Aliana Fausto (NY)
Sahana Aravindakshan (NJ)
Elizabeth Tsugel (NY)

 

OPEN UNDER 10 GIRLS UNDER 10
Sam Luger (NY) - OR
Megan Paragua (NY)
Patrick Liu (CA)
Ethan Guo (CA)
Kyle Dong (NY)
Vidip Kona (WA)
Yusuf Mansurov (NY)
John Abraham (KY)
Jacob Wang (CA)
Megan Paragua (NY) - OR
Iris Li (CO)
Irene Fei (IA)
Arabella Fang (NY)
Katherine Zhuge (CA)
Alice Chovanec (NY)
Anvitha Penagalapati (CA)
Ruyi Hu (CA)

 

OPEN UNDER 8 GIRLS UNDER 8
Santhosh Ayyappan (NJ) - OR
Chenxuan Ling (NY)
Ojas Tendulkar (TX)
Lerui Zheng (MI)
Rocky Wang (MI)
Suhas Indukuri (CA)
Kyo Chen (TX)
Joshua Xia (CA)
Sujia Diao (NJ) - OR
Aimee Yang (PA)
Annie Yao (TX)
Chloe Liu (TX)

 

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