СШ 2 Кстово (Sport School №2 Kstovo, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia) leaves very little breathing room in Division Center A: rulers of U8 competition are undisputed winners for the past several editions. This time, Arriba PERÚ came very close, but had to settle with second place. Excellent result for U08 Mouflon Chess Team from Cyprus, finishing third on their first appearance in A group. This edition of U8 attracted 266 players.
Center B: “Бриллиант” (г.Кострома), Начало Большого Пути and Surbiton Juniors will be promoted in group A.
Division East: After verification, first place was awarded to SHARP KIDS DIAMONDS (Philippines), second place to Eminent Chess Academy (New Delhi, India), and third to Этюд (Etud, Ekaterinburg, Russia).
Division West: Arriba PERÚ won U8 category, with Tiburones AAVAC (Mexico) on second, and Fox Valley Chess Club (USA) on third place.
Worldwide U8 League will soon receive some changes, to better suit the needs of our youngest players.
On Saturday, February 27 we are organizing Worldwide Festival, to give a chance for our young players to have a high-level, arbiter-controlled event. Tournaments will take place on Tornelo (a platform of choice for the World Youth & Cadets Championships).