– World Youth Championships
- I believe that the cut offs for tournaments for the World Youth qualifications is upon us. We ended up with 4 CCL players qualifying for the 2013 World Championships and although I am not certain, I believe that all 4 of them are planning on attending. They are:
- Open U-12
- Open U-10
- Girls U-12
- Open U-12
Luke, Annorjan, and Maggie will also be competing in the 2nd Annual Online National Invitational Chess Championship will be held from June 14th-17th, 2013 on Chess.com. Luke will be in China during this tournament but still chose to compete since it is online. However, his games will be very late at night. Interestingly, 25% of the U-12 section is from CCL.
Founded and organized in June of 2012, last year’s event was the first ever online National Chess Championship approved by the United States Chess Federation.
This year’s event looks to surpass the first in both participation and prizes. Thirty-two of the nation’s best and brightest youth players have already accepted their invitations to play and thousands of dollars in prizes, designed to go specifically towards private instruction / lessons for the kids, are being donated by Chess.com LLC.