2012 U.S. Junior Closed Championship


 

The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis is proud to host the U.S. Junior Closed Championship for the third consecutive year July 10 -15. The top Junior players in the nation will duke it out for the title of U.S.Junior Champion, $18,000 in prizes and a highly coveted invitation to the 2013 U.S. Championship.

Invitations have been sent out, and players are being confirmed for this prestigious event.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LIST OF INVITED PLAYERS!

The prize fund breakdown is as follows: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The schedule for the tournament is as follows:


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2012 U.S. Junior Closed Championship will be a 16-player event consisting of two eight-player round robins followed by a two-game “Championship Match” between the winners of each. Players will be ordered by rating (March USCF rating supplement) and seeded into the round robins as follows:

ROUND ROBIN 1
No.TitleLast NameFirst NameMarch Rating
1IMHoltConrad2580
2IMYangDarwin2523
3FMShenVictor2510
4FMGetzAlec2412
5NMFisherWill2405
6FMXiongJeffrey2369
7NMShettyAtulya2323
8NM MichaelidesMatthew2179



Average2412.6





ROUND ROBIN 2
No.TitleLast NameFirst NameMarch Rating
1IMArnoldMarc2560
2IMNaroditskyDaniel2548
3NMPerezRobert2483
4FMRosenEric2425
5NMSturtRaven2401
6FMTroffKayden2392
7NMWilliamsJustus2314
8NMCaoKevin2233



Average2419.5

If two or more players are tied for first in their round robin, the following math tiebreaks will be used to determine who shall advance to the Championship Match: 1. Direct Encounter, 2. Most Blacks, 3. Koya System, 4. Sonneborn-Berger, 5. Won Games.