New champions of Worldwide U8 Group A competition held on September 24th, are players of СШ 2 Кстово (Sport School №2 Kstovo, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia) that achieved very convincing win, ahead of Sakarya Analiz Satranç Kulubü (Turkey) and Chess Profi (Russia). Read full report.
Team represents the Sports School №2 of the city of Kstovo, Nizhny Novgorod region from Russia.
The city of Kstovo is a small regional center with a population of 67 thousand people. The city is famous for its sports traditions; there is the World Sambo Academy, which has trained more than 50 world champions in sambo and combat sambo.
The Chess School was founded in 1981, is a municipal institution, and is funded from the city budget. Over the years of its existence, 1 International grandmaster, 4 International masters, more than 10 FIDE masters, a large number of discharges have been trained.
The guys born in 2012, Kirill Kozlov and Vladislav Skvortsov, bring the team the most points. Despite their young age, these are already experienced players. Can also highlight Timofey Dolotov, Artem Shvetsov, and Marina Kudryashova who constantly play in tournaments and benefit the team.
There are several promising players in the team born in 2013 – Ivan Chernov, Ulyana Kulagina, Ilya Arefiev.
The team also has younger players born in 2014 – Alexey Borshch and Alexander Surikov.
Due to the pandemic, the team rarely participates in real competitions, but the success of these guys is not far off.
The children’s trainers are International Grandmaster Tatiana Shadrina, International Master Alexander Kulikov, as well as experienced trainers Alexander Krivonogov and Alexander Rubtsov.
The permanent director is the honored worker of physical culture and sports V.V. Rakhvalov.
Team from Kstovo appeared in Worldwide competition recently, climbing very fast into top ranks of competition. Besides winning U8, they made great appearance in U12 competition also, achieving second place on their first attempt in top Group A competition https://lichess.org/tournament/KTqoYVdx
Congratulations to the young champions and their trainers, keep up the good work!!