2008 U.S. Junior Cadet & Closed Championships

2008 U.S. Junior Cadet & Closed Championships Tyler Hughes

Tyler Hughes Wins 2008 U.S. Junior Closed Championship

National Chess Championships Conclude in Lindsborg

Anatoly Karpov International School of Chess in Lindsborg, Kansas – Twelve of America’s top young players, under 19, competed for the titles of U.S. Junior Chess Champion and U.S. Cadet Chess Champion.

Seven of the twelve players under age 16 competed in the five-day event for the coveted title of U.S. Cadet Chess Champion. The other five older players, ages 16 to 19, competed for the U.S. Junior Champion title.

Conrad Holt, 14, Wichita, Kansas, won the seven-round Cadet tournament that is sanctioned by the United States Chess Federation.

Tyler B. Hughes, 17, Wheat Ridge, Colorado won the U.S. Junior Chess Champion crown. Hughes won the title and the right to represent the United States in the upcoming World Junior Chess Championships which will be held on August 2-16 in Gaziantep, Turkey.

The U.S. Junior and Cadet Championships were jointly sponsored by the U.S. Chess Federation, the Anatoly Karpov International School of Chess, and the Kansas Department of Commerce.

Junior & Cadet Players

Junior & Cadet Players: Daniel Yeager, Horsham, PA; Edward Lu, Annandale, VA; Tyler Hughes, Wheat Ridge, CO; Greg Young, San Francisco, CA; Karpov Director Tom Brownscombe; Deepak Aaron, Greenville, NY; Alex Markovits, Cincinnati, OH; Andrew Shvartsman, Medford, NJ; Asst. TD Ron Pasik; Patrick Tae, Oakridge, TN; Conrad Holt, Wichita, KS (Not All Players Shown)

Those competing with Tyler Hughes in the 16 to 19 year-old group were Gregory Young, San Francisco, California; Daniel Yeager, Horsham, Pennsylvania; Edward J. Lu, Annandale, Virginia; and Bradley Sawyer, Spring, Texas.

2008 Cadet — Final Standings

No. – Name – St – Rate – Score

1. Holt, Conrad……………… KS , 2109 , 6.0
2. Yang, Darwin……………… TX , 2227,   5.5
3. Aaron, Deepak…………….. NY , 2068 ,  4.5
4. Shvartsman, Andrew………. NJ,  2101 ,  4.0
5. Markovits, Alex…………. .. OH , 2099 ,  3.0
6. Tuhrim, Richard………… … NY , 2094 ,  3.0
7. Tae, Patrick John……… . TN , 2180 ,  2.0

2008 U.S. Junior Closed — Final Standings

No. , Name , St , Rate , Final Score

1. Hughes, Tyler B…………… CO , 2267,  5.5
2. Young, Gregory……………. CA , 2213 ,  5.5
3. Yeager, Daniel A………….. PA,  2363 , 4.5
4. Lu, Edward J……………… VA , 2213,  3.5
5. Sawyer, Bradley J…………. TX , 2170 , 2.0

Congratulations to all the players !

A Special Thanks to the Anatoly Karpov International School of Chess Director FM Tom Brownscombe and Irwin Fisk for providing us with this information and event coverage !

For more on this event Click Here To Visit the Anatoly Karpov International School of Chess Website

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