U.S. Junior Invitational Chess Championship To Feature Top 10 Under-21 Players in Country
Prestigious Event Set for July 18-23 in Dallas

The ten top-rated chess players in the United States under the age of 21 will compete in the prestigious U.S. Junior Invitational Chess Championship July 18-23 at the Renaissance Dallas North Hotel. The winner of the event, co-sponsored by the U.S. Chess Federation and the Dallas Chess Club, will be recognized as the U.S. Junior Chess Champion for the coming year.

Among the players selected to participate in the event are Andrei Zaremba, a junior at The University of Texas at Dallas and a key member of its national collegiate champion chess team, and Dmitry Schneider of New York, who will join UTD’s chess team in the fall.

The invitation-only event will take place at the same time as the U.S. Junior Open chess championship, to be held July 19-21 at the same venue. That tournament is expected to draw some 300 of the best under-21 players in the country, including several other members of the UTD chess team. The top high school player in the U.S. Junior Open will be awarded a four-year, full tuition and fees scholarship to UTD. The events are open to spectators without charge.

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