This event will take place at the Cumberland County Bank in Crossville, Tennessee!
“The Cadets Are Ready To Begin Fighting Chess!”
Official Press Release (USCF)
By Alan Kantor
June 21, 2010
NM David Adelberg Claims The Cadets Are Ready To Begin Fighting Chess!
If you thought the 2009 version of the U.S. Cadet Championship was any indication of fighting chess, the 2010 version looks to be even better.
This is an all-master field led by Aleksandr A. Ostrovskiy (2268) from New York, Michael Yang (2249) from Minnesota, David Adelberg from Arizona, Yian Liou (2243) from California, Jarod M. Pamatmat (2236) from Texas, Ryan Joseph Moon (2235) from Georgia, Atulya A. Shetty (2229) from Michigan, and Adarsh Jayakumar (2226) from Texas. Yang and Pamatmat are repeat players from the previous year. Last year’s winner was Andrew Ng from New Jersey.
The players are set and the battleground is set. The location is the same place where the fighting took place in 2009: The Cumberland County Bank in Crossville, Tennessee. The date will be July 12-16. The players will once again be armed with the MonRoi scorekeeping device so spectators will be able to view the action. This year, with the help of Vol First, the bloodshed can be viewed on the Internet. There will also be daily reports on Chess Life Online.
This is a national invitational chess championship for the top players under age 16. Along with the title is $500 plus a four-year, fixed dollar incoming tuition scholarship to the University of Maryland at Baltimore County (current value $69,760 for out-of state, $34,832 in state). Second place is $300 plus a four-year University Academic Service Scholarship to Tennessee Tech University (current value $20,000). Third place will get $200. Everyone will receive plaques.
The sponsors Cumberland County Chess Club, U.S. Chess Federation, Cumberland County Bank, TAP Publishing, House of Staunton, Crossville Trophy & Gifts, and Vol First wish all the players the best of luck. The city of Crossville wish the players and their families all the best and a great time while in Crossville.
The United States Chess Federation (USCF), founded in 1939, serves as the governing body for chess in the United States and is now headquartered in Crossville, Tennessee. USCF is devoted to extending the role of chess in American society. It promotes the study and knowledge of the game of chess, for its own sake as an art and enjoyment, and as a means for the improvement of society. The USCF is a not-for-profit membership organization with over 80,000 members. For additional information on the USCF see: http://www.uschess.org.