2nd Worldwide Festival Winners

The Second Edition of Worldwide Junior Chess Festival was played on March 27, 2021, open to U16 players (children born in the year 2005 and later). Tournaments were Swiss Rapid, 6 rounds of 10’+2”, and there were also Arena tournaments and Puzzle Storm competition. The Festival was held on Lichess platform, where children are playing in Worldwide League, and in that tradition, several tournaments were played in different timings, to better accommodate many time zones.

Festival Gallery


  • Category winners – East
    • U8 Enzo Mathías Viñales González – Paraguay
    • U10 Jokubas Dijokas – Lithuania
    • U12 Juliana Figueira Theophilo Silva – Brazil
    • U14 Cyrus James Damiray – Philippines
    • U16 Aksel Aria Fatheka – Indonesia
  • Category winners – West
    • U8: Rokas Sakinis – Lithuania
    • U10: Rafael Leonardo Moscoso Paredes – Peru
    • U12: Christian Gian Karlo Arca – Philippines
    • U14: Sheila Suárez Castillo – Cuba
    • U16: Gioele Bonifazi – Italy

Festival East Swiss

The tournament was held at 9:30 UTC on March 27. U8 and U10 categories played together, as well as U12, U14, and U16 in a single tournament.

East U8:

1Enzo MathíasViñales González
2SafinSafarullakhan
3AndreiVodenko
4SavvasKonstantinides
5RokasSakinis
6VedanthNayak
7StefanGendzelevsky

East U10:

1JokubasDijokas
2RytisKavalnis
3Rafael LeonardoMoscoso Paredes
4SimasFabijanskis
5IvanoMočić
6JustasJankevicius
7Mekel RoyonAnthony
8Zayaka SabelUrpeque Guzman
9ÖrvarBrynjarsson
10OlegKalinin
11MatvejsTracuks
12JekabsRudzitis
13AivaJankeviciute

East U12:

1.JulianaFigueira Theophilo Silva
2.Marcos ManuelMiranda Fernandez
3.MatveiLavrishchev
4.RenosKomodromos
5.RusneKavalnyte
6.Marks GustavsVenckus
7.David Alexander NahuelTroche González
8.NojusŪselis

East U14 was won by Cyrus James Damiray (Philippines), while the best girl was Sheila Suárez Castillo (Cuba).


East U16 winner is Aksel Aria Fatheka (Indonesia).


Festival West Swiss results

The tournament was held at 16:30 UTC on March 27. U8 and U10 categories played together, as well as U12, U14, and U16 in a single tournament.

West U8:

1RokasSakinis
2SavvasKonstantinides
3RiyanshAgarwal
4Enzo MathíasViñales González
5MykhailoNikonenko
6YanMaslov

West U10:

1Rafael LeonardoMoscoso Paredes
2RytisKavalnis
3SimasFabijanskis
4ÖrvarBrynjarsson
5Zayaka SabelUrpeque Guzman
6LukasJasiulionis
7AylaMaslov
8MaksimsLescenko
9KormakurKjartansson
10LynetteGuo
11MihaelIlić
12AnanyaHariharan
13PietroPaolocci

West U12:

1Christian Gian KarloArca
2Marcos ManuelMiranda Fernandez
3JulianaFigueira Theophilo Silva
4KlerÇaku
5RenosKomodromos
6MaksimiliansSokolovs
7FulvioFagotto
8BenjaminJaberansari
9SamChen
10MatthiasKjartansson
11AnaMišan
12David Alexander NahuelTroche González

West U14 victory goes to Sheila Suárez Castillo (Cuba).

West U16 winner is Gioele Bonifazi (Italy).


Puzzle Storm top 10 Highscores

Christian Gian KarloArca69
Cyrus JamesDamiray57
Marcos ManuelMiranda Fernandez55
MatthiasKjartansson52
RokasSakinis41
KlerÇaku41
KormakurKjartansson40
JulianaFigueira Theophilo Silva40
IvanoMočić38
SavvasKonstantinides38

The 3rd Edition of Worldwide Festival will be held on April 24.

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