May 19, 2021: Chess Profi (St. Petersburg, Russia) achieved their third consecutive win in the top U12 League. Moksleivių šachmatų klubas (Lithuania) were their closest opponents, while Latvia Junior Chess came third.
Worldwide U12 Center A final standings:
1 Chess_Profi – Russia 136
2 Moksleivių šachmatų klubas – Lithuania 123
3 Latvia Junior Chess -Latvia 101
4 Surbiton juniors – England 94
5 Schachfreunde München – Germany 89
6 UEC CORONEL PRINGLES – Argentina 82
7 Сборная Шахты – Russia 80
8 KSz “HETMAN” Katowice – Poland 80
9 Boca Junior – Denmark 78
10 Oslo Sjakkrets Ungdom – Norway 75
Chess_Profi winning lineup: Arseniy Makarchik, Aleksander Kiselev, İlyas Timushev, Igor Kuznetsov, Dmitrii Vasilkin, Ekaterina Afanasyeva, Artem Vegera, Georgiy Smirnov, Ivan Chervinskiy, Zlata Elonova, Tikhon Mishkorudnyi, Denis Tyurin, Roman Rachikhin, Julia Lavrukhova, Daniel Balashov, Aaron Firstov, Viacheslav Mikhalev, Vladislav Golota, Yury Puchkov, Daniil Nikitin, Evgeniy Zhukov, Andrey Kuznetsov, Artem Kuryanov, Timofey Murashkin, Fedor Kuznetsov, Artem Shirokov. Team leaders: Mikhail Chernyuk and Oleg Papayan.
Минский ветер (Minsk, Belarus) team is the winner of Center B, and will be joining the elite ranks, together with returning teams of Ученики И.Погорелова and Strateg Stuttgart.
Center U8 Strateg Stuttgart achieved their first win in U8 competition, followed by Moksleivių šachmatų klubas and Latvia Junior Chess.
Division East: After several editions of relaxed play, Sharp Kids Diamonds (Philippines) came back with a full-strength team and won outright. Champions Chess Academy (India) came second and Penang Chess Association (Malaysia) third.
Division West: A fresh new podium, with a win for Ajedrez Armagedón (Peru). CIC Student Team (Canada) took second place, and Fox Valley Chess Club (USA) came third.
A total of 748 players participated in this edition of U12 and U8 League. Next League is scheduled for June 2nd.
And we prepared a special treat for the next week: 1st Worldwide U12 Blitz Team Battle. The intention is to have a more relaxed and faster time control tournament, to maximize the fun element of playing chess. The first edition will be played on May 26th.