Sport School №2 Kstovo wins U12

Worldwide U12 – Wednesday, December 2, 2020

U12 competition continues to break records with every new edition. For the first time, the number of participants crossed the thousand-player mark with 1.034 kids playing… Fantastic!

Sport School №2 Kstovo from Russia returned on top with a convincing win over Botvinnik School (Moscow, Russia) who came second and UEC Coronel Pringles (Argentina) in the third place. And those three are currently the strongest teams in Division Center, making a podium finish in almost every tournament. Seventh edition of the U12 competition had a total of 9 leagues and 84 teams (another record: the highest number of teams so far).

1 СШ 2 Кстово (Russia)
2 Botvinnik Chess (Russia)
3 UEC CORONEL PRINGLES (Argentina)
4 Ajedrez en PERU Sub-11 (Peru)
5 AJEDREZ EDUCATIVO PRIMARIAS RIO NEGRO (Argentina)
6 Сборная Шахты (Russia)
7 LPS Satu Mare and Friends (Romania)
8 Sakarya Analiz Satranç Kulubü (Turkey)
9 Jeugd NL_U12 (Netherlands)
10 Chess Shoots Juniors (India)

Chess Chile Escolar (Chile), Derzhava Chess Club (Russia) and Boca Junior (Denmark) managed to overcome their competition in Group B and deserved to be promoted in the top group A for the next event.

Several strong teams are climbing the ranks fast, among them are SV Isental (Germany), KSz “HETMAN” Katowice (Poland), and ШК Ладья г. Азов (Russia) that will appear in group B, getting ready to fight for promotion in the top group.


Worldwide U12 Division East saw as many as 353 players in two groups, playing for 20 teams, and continues to bring the most numerous teams. Sharp Kids from Philippines continued their streak of wins, with another top result. Behind them, two teams ended up tied for second place Penang Chess Association (Malaysia) and North Bengal Chess Academy (Under 12) Team (India).

  • U12 East A final standings:
    • 1 SHARP KIDS Under 12 (Philippines)
      2 PCA-U12-WW12 (Malaysia)
      3 North Bengal Chess Academy (Under 12) (India)
      4 Eminent Chess Academy, New Delhi (India)
      5 Champions Chess Academy (India)
      6 Chess Training Foundation (India)
      7 CMJ U12 Optimum Kids Team (Malaysia)
      8 Этюд (Etud, Russia)
      9 Cuttack_Little_Chess_Champions (India)
      10 Kuala Langat All Star – U12 (Malaysia)

Ten very healthy teams played in East B, and all of them could compete successfully in group A. Three of them earned promotion: Федерация Шахмат Республики Башкортостан (Bashkortostan Chess Federation, Russia), Chess Shoots Juniors (India) and ACT Team (India).

  • U12 East B final standings:
    • 1 Федерация Шахмат Республики Башкортостан (Russia)
      2 Chess Shoots Juniors (India)
      3 ACT Team (Malaysia)
      4 Тавда (Russia)
      5 Play Chess Academy (India)
      6 Шахматная академия UfaChess (Russia)
      7 Young Chess Masters – U12 (Malaysia)
      8 The Chess Academy – ActiveKids (Hong Kong)
      9 ChessNut Academy Under 11 (India)
      10 Grigoryan Kamo (Armenia)

The biggest team today was Penang Chess Association’s PCA U12, with 55 players – impressive indeed! As new teams are coming to play, organizers will consider opening third group in Division East, which would bring this competition into being capable of hosting over 20 teams.


Drama in the Division West: two Peruan teams ended up tied for the first place! In one of the most dramatic tournaments ever, Los Dragones Del Ajedrez and Ajedrez en Peru both collected the same number of points (and they had the same number of players, 19). Third place went to Veracruz México.

1 LOS DRAGONES DEL AJEDREZ (Peru)
2 Ajedrez en PERU Sub-11 (Peru)
3 Veracruz México U-12 (Mexico)
4 Chess Chile escolar U 11 (Chile)
5 Fox Valley Chess Club (USA)
6 Brazilian Young Chess Team (Brasil)
7 ANBA COCHABAMBA (Bolivia)
8 Chess-Ecuador (Ecuador)
9 AAA – ESTUDIANTIL (Venezuela)
10 ASEP_Chess Masters Team 1 (USA)


A https://lichess.org/tournament/tGh7DOVg
B https://lichess.org/tournament/7TblFTJi
C https://lichess.org/tournament/KaIr2Gwl
D https://lichess.org/tournament/UBLxjF3F
E https://lichess.org/tournament/dSH6Gb3y
F https://lichess.org/tournament/KMkvXtmc
East A https://lichess.org/tournament/QJIXQ3Os
East B https://lichess.org/tournament/dMu1Cez2
West https://lichess.org/tournament/f84tjzwD

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