Parrilla in France for World Youth Championships

Medina Parrilla, is a decorated scholastic player seeking new horizons as she enters high school this fall. Currently, Parrilla is competing in the World Youth Championships (Girls under-14) in Belfort, France. She is one of a contingent of  31 U.S. players making the trip. More than 20 years ago, Bernadette Reddick played in the under-14 Championships in France.

Parrilla has been the subject of many media articles and has, thus far, built a strong resume of accomplishments including  an undefeated record in U.S. National Scholastic Championships. She led her school to national titles in 2002, 2003, a runner-up finish in 2004 and won the 7th grade national individual title in 2003. Currently she is 2nd among  U.S. female players in the 14-year old age group. Following are her results in France:

Medina Parrilla at the 2005 World Open

Medina Parrilla
(Photo by Daaim Shabazz)

Medina Parrilla's Games

Round 1: Parrilla - MAKAROVA Kermen (Estonia 1877), 1-0.
Round 2: PORAT Maya (Israel 1948) - Parrilla, 0-1.
Round 3:
SKINKE Katrina (Latvia 2100) - Parrilla, -.
Round 4: Parrilla -
WINKELMANN Elena (Germany 2040), 0-1.
Round 5: BRUNELLO Roberta (Italy 1837) - Parrilla, 0-1.
Round 6: Parrilla - AGREST Inna (Sweden 1984), -.
Round 7: SMITH WFM Hazel (Canada 2023) - Parrilla, 1-0.
Round 8: Parrilla
- MANYOKI Anna (Hungary 1850), -.
Round 9: JUSSUPOW Ekaterina (Germany 1922) - Parrilla, 1-0
Round 10: Parrilla - ARMAS Lara-Maria (France 1599), 1-0
Round 11: SANCHEZ DELGADO Lidia (Spain 1898) - Parrilla, 0-1

Score: 6-4

Other Stories on MEDINA PARRILLA

Caitlin Kelly, "Bx. teen's got (chess) game," New York Daily News,
18 July 2004.

The Chess Drum, "New York scholastic players hot in Arizona!"
11 May 2004.

The Chess Drum, "Historic Moments: Medina Parrilla at
World Championships in Greece,"  2004.

Noah Fowles, "Chess Prodigy Competes Internationally," Bronx Times,
11 December 2003.

The Chess Drum, "Parrilla wins 7th Grade National Title!"
23 December 2003.

The Chess Drum, "Girl Power: Ballom and Parrilla on the rise!"
6 November 2003.

The Chess Drum, "Medina Parrilla, 12, definitely got game!!"
14 October 2003.

Posted by The Chess Drum: 25 July 2005