By Vijay Sankaran, Igor & Stephan Jiang
The US National Junior Congress was held at Basis Independent Silicon Valley School, San Jose, CA from Mar 10th – Mar 11th. WA kids participated in U12, U10 and U8 sections representing the Seattle Chess Club. In a tightly contested tournament, all the players who were part of Seattle Chess Club team performed amazingly well with quite a bit of long games. Seattle Chess Club team was declared the clear winner in the U12 section convincingly with 11.5 points.
A small section of games can be viewed here.
Daniel Shubin won the U12 section with a score of (4.5/5) with 4 wins and 1 draw and was declared a clear National Champion for U12 Section. Congratulations Daniel!
Also, contributing to the team’s score in the U12 section were Advaith Vijayakumar (4.0/5) tied for second place and Anirudh Rajesh (3.0/5).
In the U10 section, Brandon Jiang scored (4.0/5) and tied for 2rd place. Sayali Gijare finished the tournament with (2.0/5) and won some good games.
In the U8 section Mobius Williamson scored (3.0/5). This was his first national tournament and he played extremely well.
It was a great effort from the players of WA. The team trophy will be located at the Seattle Chess Club.