June 2, 2021: Минский ветер (Minsk, Belarus) team is the winner of Worldwide U12 Center A Division. It was their first appearance in the top League. And Ученики И.Погорелова (Students of Igor Pogorelov, Lugansk) achieved their best result in U12, finishing second. Strateg Stuttgart (Germany) placed third. Then follow Schachfreunde München (Germany), Сборная Шахты (Russia), UEC Coronel Pringles (Argentina), Chess_Profi (Russia), Surbiton Juniors (England), Latvia Junior Chess (Latvia), and Moksleivių šachmatų klubas (Lithuania).
Minsk team top scorers: Shidlovsky Artyom, Zhukau Raman, Savelyev Matvei, Denisenya Mikhail, Sitnik Yaraslau, Lazarava Tatsiana, Matyas Elisey, Khrustalev Mikhail, Vavilov Arseny, Nichiporchik Ivan. Team leader: Tatiana Bondar.
Center B: Club Ferlonichess (Paraguay), Boca Junior (Denmark), and Dragulf (Norway) teams will be promoted to the top group for the next event. Arriba Peru, ШК Ладья г. Азов, and Weteach were best in Center C. Due to national championships, several strong teams could not participate in this U12 League with full lineups.
Center U8: U8Türkiye team (Turkey) achieved a win, followed by Moksleivių šachmatų klubas (Lithuania) and Strateg Stuttgart (Germany).
Division East: All teams were present with strong lineups and gave an interesting tournament. Sharp Kids Diamonds (Philippines) came victorious and ChessNut Academy (India) second. Tied for third were Tavan Khan (Mongolia) and ACT Team (Malaysia).
Division West: win for Arriba PERÚ, followed by The Knights of Chess (Canada) and Ajedrez Armagedón (Peru).
A total of 586 players participated in this edition of U12 and U8 League. The next League is scheduled for June 16th. Throughout June, kids will have a chance to play U12 tournaments every week, in Rapid and Blitz form.