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Sunday, July 12, 2009

1st Alexandra Kosteniuk's USA CUP for KIDS


I'm glad to announce that the 1st Alexandra Kosteniuk's USA Chess Cup for kids that was held on July 11, 2009 at the
Miami Chess Academy was a big success!

33 young players took part in this event. I thank all the participants and the owner of the Miami Chess Academy Blas Lugo for helping to create this special event. I hope to organize Alexandra Kosteniuk's USA Chess Cup for kids every year so many more kids can participate. All the participants of the Alexandra Kosteniuk's USA Chess Cup got prizes and medals. More than 1,000$ in prizes was awarded and no kid left without a medal and a prize.

Below is the list of the winners. It was a mixed tournament, that means that everybody played in one group and all the participants had a chance to win the Grand Prize.

The 1st Grand Prize was awarded to
Robert Perez (USCF rating - 2124) who got 7 out of 7! The second Grand Prize was awarded to Jose Dias who took 5.5 points out of 7. The third Grand Prize with 5.0 points out of 7 was awarded to Jonathan Lau who is only 9 years old! The top girl of the tournament was Annaby Pozo with 5.0 out of 7, congratulations!

The 1st prize in the category U-14 was awarded to a 8-year old Henry Qi with 5.0 points out of 7. 2nd prize went to Lance Shkolnik with 5.0 points out of 7 and on the 3rd place in this category was Terry Song with 4 points. The top girl in this category was Juliana Piloto with 4 points out of 7.

The 1st prize in the category U-11 went to Sebastian Sosadiaz (4.5 points out of 7). Second prize was awarded to Matthew Solis with 4.5 points out of 7. And the third place in this category went to William Yang with 4.0 points out of 7. The top girl prize in this category was awarded to Erika Medina.

The 1st prize in the category U-8 was awarded to Juliana Piloto. 2nd prize was awarded to Dima Tertychnyi with 4.0 points. The 3rd prize went to Justin Landrove (4.0 points). The top girl in this category was Arisha Shtypel.

Congratulations to the winners and hope to see you next year!

Posted by: Alexandra Kosteniuk
Women's World Chess Champion
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2 Comments:

  • At July 13, 2009 at 10:14 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thank you Alexandra for the wonderful tornament and so many generous prizes. Especially that you gave medals and prizes to all kids without exception.
    A chessmom

     
  • At July 13, 2009 at 11:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Great tourney, make it a tradition, we need world champions to be role models.

     

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