February 23, 2022. It was the last peaceful tournament in U12 Winter League. The winners of Round 8 were players of Chess Profi team from St. Peterburg. СШ 2 Кстово (Kstovo, Russia) came second, while Сборная Шахты (Shakhty, Russia) came third. Chess Profi’s win meant they managed to get on top of the standings in Winter League, pushing Dragulf (Norway) on second. Round 8 saw a total of 303 players participating.
The next morning, the World was shocked by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
U12 Winter – Round 8 summary
With great impatience and anxiety, we anticipated Round 9. Ukrainian cities were being attacked and we had no good news. To our great surprise and joy, 25 Ukrainian kids managed to participate in Round 9, played on March 2, in U12 and U8 categories. What is even better, the Ukrainian team named Kyiv – Kharkiv managed to achieve its greatest result in Worldwide League ever, sharing second place with Students of I. Pogorelov (Ученики И.Погорелова), with 70 team points each. Winners were Chess Profi, continuing its domination of the League.
U12 Winter – Round 9 summary
- Chess Profi 68
- Dragulf 53
- Ученики И.Погорелова 51
- Минский ветер 33
- Сборная Шахты 32
- Latvia Junior Chess 19
- СШ 2 Кстово 16
- Moksleivių šachmatų klubas 11
- “Київ-Харьков Int. U-12” 9
- Schachfreunde München 7
- “Бриллиант” (г.Кострома) 5
- ШК Ладья г. Азов 2
Worldwide Under 12 Winter League started on January 5, 2022. It will have 12 rounds, played every Wednesday, until March 23. Players born in 2010 and later are allowed to participate.
Tournaments are played on Wednesdays, at 11:00 UTC (Asia), 16:00 UTC (Europe), and 23:00 UTC (Americas).
Time control is 10+2. The tournament duration is 90 minutes. Platform: Lichess
Scoring system: First place 10 points, second 8 points, third 6 points, fourth 4 points, fifth 3 points, sixth 2 points, seventh 1 point. The twelve-round scoring system is counted in the U12 European Division only.
European Division has an additional Under 8 category (2014 and younger).