Chess Profi crowned as U12 Winter Champions

March 23, 2022. Chess Profi team from St. Peterburg won Round 12 of Worldwide U12 Winter League, confirming their dominance of the League and convincingly winning the Championship title. Despite the war in their country, players from “Київ-Харьков Int. U-12” (Kiiv – Kharkiv, Ukraine) managed to come in big numbers once again, for a great second place. And a nice result for Strateg Stuttgart, coming third. All tournaments combined, Round 12 saw a total of 278 players.

U12 Winter – final standings after 12 rounds

  1. Chess Profi 96
  2. Ученики И.Погорелова 60
  3. Dragulf 59
  4. Минский ветер 35
  5. Сборная Шахты 32
  6. “Київ-Харьков Int. U-12” 31
  7. СШ 2 Кстово 22
  8. Latvia Junior Chess 19
  9. Moksleivių šachmatų klubas 16
  10. Strateg Stuttgart 9
  11. Нижегородский гамбит 8
  12. Schachfreunde München 7
  13. Nam ~ Thao chess 7
  14. “Бриллиант” (г.Кострома) 5
  15. ШК Ладья г. Азов 2

Worldwide Under 12 Winter League started on January 5, 2022. It had 12 rounds, played every Wednesday, until March 23. Players born in 2010 and later are allowed to participate. Tournaments were 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. European Division had an additional Under 8 category (2014 and younger).

Organizers are preparing for the next season. The U12 Spring League will begin on April 6 and will be played in similar conditions and with a few changes. More to follow soon.

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