The World Junior Chess Championship for Players with Disabilities began on July 9th in Cherry Hill, NJ with an opening ceremony, and will span through July 14, Sunday. FM Ilia Lipilin of Russia defends his title at the third edition of the event. This year’s competition attracted 16 players from eight countries, with more female participants than previous editions including Viktoria Krasivskaya (Russia) and Anna Miller (USA).
Download the full press release on the World Junior Chess Championship for Players with Disabilities (PDF) with more photographs and a statement on the importance of the event from Chief Arbiter IA Carol Jarecki. For more information, contact the Event Press Officer Dora Martinez at [email protected] and the Media Coordinator Dejanira Alvarez at [email protected].