2011 Junior Closed Championship

 

The U.S. Junior Closed Championship is the most prestigious tournament in the country for the nation's top emerging talent. Players under the age of 21 will compete at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis June 16-26 for the title of U.S. Junior Champion and an automatic bid to both the World Junior Championship and the 2012 U.S. Championship. 

Live commentary and analysis throughout the tournament will be provided by GM Ben Finegold and FM Aviv Friedman, and can be accessed by visiting www.livestream.com/uschess.

The 2011 U.S. Junior Championship will feature a prize fund of more than $10,000. 

1st: $3,000

2nd: $2,000

3rd: $1,500

4th: $1,000

5th: $750

6th: $600

7th: $500

8th: $400

9th: $300

10th: $250

Previous winners of the United States Junior Closed Championship include GM Bobby Fischer, GM Larry Christiansen, GM Patrick Wolff, IM Joshua Waitzkin, GMTal Shaked, GM Hikaru Nakamura, GM Robert Hess, GM Ray Robson and last year's champion, GM Sam Shankland.

Meet the Players (click here for more detailed info):

  • Daniel Naroditsky
    • USCF Rating: 2536
    • Hometown: Foster City, Calif.
  • John Bryant
    • USCF Rating: 2486
    • Hometown: Dallas
  • Conrad Holt
    • USCF Rating: 2473
    • Hometown: Wichita, Kan.
  • Victor Shen
    • USCF Rating: 2435
    • Hometown: Edison, N.J.
  • Warren Harper
    • USCF Rating: 2412
    • Hometown: Sugar Land, Tex.
  • Alec Getz
    • USCF Rating: 2398
    • Hometown: New York
  • Gregory Young
    • USCF Rating: 2384
    • Hometown: San Francisco
  • Raven Sturt
    • USCF Rating: 2375
    • Hometown: New York
  • Kayden Troff
    • USCF Rating: 2345
    • Hometown: West Jordan, Utah
  • Jialin Ding
    • USCF Rating: 2233
    • Hometown: Saint Louis

Schedule of Events

Thursday, June 16: Round 1 @ 1 p.m.

Friday, June 17: Round 2 @ 1 p.m.

Saturday, June 18: Round 3 @ 1 p.m.

Sunday, June 19: Round 4 @ 1 p.m.

Monday, June 20: Rest Day

Tuesday, June 21: Round 5 @ 1 p.m.

Wednesday, June 22: Round 6 @ 1 p.m.

Thursday, June 23: Round 7 @ 1 p.m.

Friday, June 24: Round 8 @ 1 p.m.

Saturday, June 25: Round 9 @ 1 p.m.

Sunday, June 26: Possible Playoff/Community Day