August 13th Worldwide U8 brought close fight for win: In top competition U8 Group A, young champions from Chess_Profi (St. Peterburg, Russia) were best, for a second U8 win in a row.
Closest to Chess_Profi in Group A were players from ШШК-Челны (Russia) and Arriba PERÚ. Then follow Derzhava Chess Club U8 (Russia), Paraguay Juvenil, Brazilian Young Chess Team, Шахматная Школа “Наставник” (Russia), Super under 8s (South Africa), Chess Chile escolar U8, Chess Club G-2 (Russia).
- Chess Profi U8 lineup:
- Smirnov Georgiy
- Visitov Deni
- Rachikhin Roman
- Erdanov Timur
- Kuznetsov Igor
- Vegera Artem
- Kuznetsov Andrey
- Tyurin Denis
- Team leaders: Chernyuk Mikhail, Papayan Oleg
Group B saw impressive performance by СШ 2 Кстово Under 8, new team from Kstovo, Russia, that will be promoted in Group A and surely strive towards highest place. “Бриллиант” (г.Кострома) and Zheleznogorsk Chess Club U8 are also promoted in Group A. Russian teams continue domination in U8 events.
Eastern Division saw teams from Russia, Philippines and Sri Lanka. Winners are Этюд (Etud, Ekaterinburg, Russia). Second came ШШК-Челны (Chelny, Russia) and third was R.G.Nezhmetdinov chess club (Russia). Behind them were Школа МГ Кирякова (Krasnoyarsk, Russia), Sharp Kids Online (Philippines) and RCG School Players Group C (Sri Lanka).
América Division featured teams from Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, Jamaica, Chile and Cuba. Veracruz Mexico U-08 players made an outstanding performance, bringing first U8 victory to a very successful Veracruz team (several times winning Worldwide U11 and U16 events). Second was Chess-Ecuador and third place took Arriba PERÚ. Then follow Mexico Jovenes Promesas, Morona Santiago Ajedrez, Chess Chile escolar U8, Cuba Masters, Liga Cuauhtemoc-Mexico City U08, Jamaica Knights U8. We had total of 239 players born in 2012 and younger.