World Youth

  • Brewington Hardaway continues to climb!

    Brewington Hardaway winning Pan-Am Youth Chess Festival last October Photo courtesy of After Brewington Hardaway’s recent success at the K12 Championship in Orlando, it is apparent that he has been on an improvement course that has been slow and steady. Two years ago, Hardaway became a National Master at…

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  • Charisse Woods off to India for WYCC

    Charisse WoodsPhoto by Junfu Han, Detroit Free Press Charisse Woods had her moment in the national spotlight when she was honored with five other Detroit girls in the All-Girls National Championship three years ago. At the time she was a 5th grader at University Prep Science & Math Elementary. Since…

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  • Chess Drama at 2013 World Youth

    The World Youth Team Championship was held in Al Ain, UAE typically the center of chess tournaments in the Middle East. While it broke records for the largest amount of players (1773), there were a number of issues that dampened an otherwise festive event. There were complaints about the food…

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  • Ballantyne seeks ’13 WYCC bid in UAE

    Rochelle Ballantyne Rochelle Ballantyne has grown up before our eyes in the past six years. From her legend at IS-318 (featured in movie, “Brooklyn Castle“) to winning scholarships at different schools and ultimately enrolling at Stanford University, Rochelle has used chess as a platform to academic excellence. Typically, college students…

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  • 2011 World Youth Championship (Brazil)

    The World Youth Championships begin today in Caldas Novas, Brazil. The tournament will have twelve categories (six each for both open and girls). There are 78 countries competing for top honors and titles. There are several Grandmasters on hand including top seed Samvel Ter-Sahakyan (2556) of Armenia. The under-18 section…

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  • Historic Moments: Medina Parrilla at 2003 World Championships in Greece

    Lapshun and Parrilla play a game against a picturesque backdrop. Bronx native, Medina Parrilla journeyed to Halkidiki, Greece to compete in the Under-12 championships and scored a respectable 6-5. The Bronx Times’ Noah Fowle penned an article about the 12-year old star and although she downplayed the attention she has…

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