Club Ferlonichess came victorious in the first round of Worldwide Autumn League. Second place for Ученики И.Погорелова (Students of I. Pogorelov), and third place for Сборная Шахты (Shakhty, Russia).
Expanded Worldwide League started this September, and teams can compete in U8, U10, U12, U14w, and U16 categories. Tournaments are played on Wednesdays and Saturdays enabling children to participate in more age categories and in the timing that is most appropriate for them.
Center Divison U10 and U12 teams will compete from September through December, 8 rounds in each age category, with a scoring system that will see the first fifteen teams in each round receiving points for the final standings (20-18-16-14-12-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1) and compete for the overall win in the Worldwide Autumn League. If the tournament has more groups, the first 10 places are taken from A group, and the rest from the B group, until fifteen teams get points. Under 8 group will receive half the points.
Three teams from Center B will be promoted to A group for the next round: Arriba PERÚ, Минская область (Belarus), and “Бриллиант” (г.Кострома) (Russia).
Worldwide U12 League standings after Round 1:
1 Club Ferlonichess – Paraguay 20
2 Ученики И.Погорелова – Lugansk 18
3 Сборная Шахты – Russia 16
4 Chess_Profi – Russia 14
5 Минский ветер – Belarus 12
6 Nam ~ Thao chess – France 10
7 Latvia Junior Chess – Latvia 9
8 Moksleivių šachmatų klubas – Lithuania 8
9 Colchester Junior Chess Club – England 7
10 СШ 2 Кстово – Russia 6
11 Arriba PERÚ – Peru 5
12 Минская область – Belarus 4
13 “Бриллиант” (г.Кострома) – Russia 3
14 ДША Kravchess ™ – Russia 2
15 KSz “HETMAN” Katowice – Poland 1
Division East: 146 kids at the start of the Autumn League. SHARP KIDS DIAMONDS (Philippines) scored a win in the first round of Autumn League, and the most successful team in the East continues its domination. Alpha Chess Titans Team (Malaysia) came second, and Penang Chess Association came third.
Division West: win for Fox Valley Chess Club (USA). Second place for The Knights of Chess (Canada) and third for ESCUELA DE AJEDREZ MDVO (Peru).
U8 Center tournament: “Бриллиант” (г.Кострома) won in the first round, with Schachfreunde München (Germany) and Latvia Junior Chess coming third.
In total, 456 children participated. Round 2 is Scheduled on September 22, 2021.