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World Youth Chess Championship 2011: Round 1

November 19, 2011

Play got underway today at the 2011 World Youth Chess Championship in the resort town of Caldas Novas, Brazil. Over a thousand of the world’s best young chess players took to the playing hall before 4:00 p.m. to make the first move toward winning a World Championship. For many of these young prodigies, this is the first time they have ever represented their country on foreign soil.
   Ben Rood, a seven-year-old from the United States, made a strong impression in his international debut. Ben played a wonderfully aggressive game with the white pieces against Avila Milder of Bolivia. On move six, Ben Rood left the book recommendations and forged a path he felt would lead to an advantage. This gutsy strategy paid off a short while later when Avila Milder made his first mistake on move eight and a second error on move nine. Avila’s most significant sin was offering to trade queens when Ben’s endgame prospects were very good. After the queens left the board, Ben kept pressing his advantage until his opponent succumbed. Throughout the game, Ben played with a cool confidence that is rare find even when observing chess players three times his age.

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Send Ben Rood to Brazil

August 11, 2011

This November local super star Ben Rood will be representing the United States in the World Youth Chess Championship to be held in Caldas Novas, Brazil. Seven year old Ben would like to have his family there to support him as he battles the best eight year olds in the world for the title. All proceeds from this tournament will go directly to help send the Roods to Brazil. Remember to bring cash as there will be a raffle for exciting chess prizes after the tournament.

 

Torres Chess and Music Academy, Inc. Presents:

SEND BEN ROOD TO BRAZIL!

At the Contra Costa Jewish Day School – 3836 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette,  94549

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Where: The Contra Costa Jewish Day School in Lafayette

When: 2:30pm – 5:30pm

What: Scholastic (K-12) 3 Round Quad – G/30

Cost: $25 to help send Ben to Brazil. Raffle tickets are $5 each for the first 4 or 5 for $20

Trophies are awarded to top player(s) in each quad. All other players will receive medals.

USCF Rated Quad Format: All players must be USCF members, and understand USCF tournament rules.

To register for USCF pay an additional $16 for age 12 & under; $19 for age 15 and under; $25 for 16 to 24.

3 round Quad Format – Everyone plays 3 games against players in their quad. Quads are formed by making groups of four by rating. All sections will be Game in 30 min (each player). Sets and boards provided. Clocks will be provided, but players are encouraged to bring their own.

Round Times: Check In begins at 1:45 PM. There will be no late registration.

R 1 @ 2:30pm * R 2 @ 3:30pm * R 3 @ 4:30 pm *

Trophies and medals awarded at the conclusion of each quad

Entry Fees: $25  Make check payable to: TCAMA or APPLY ONLINE at http://www.chessandmusic.com/aboutus/

Information: Contact Chris Torres at Chesslessons@aol.com.

Website: www.ChessAndMusic.com or

REGISTER EARLY AS SPACE MAY BE LIMITED. THERE WILL BE NO LATE REGISTRATION. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MIDNIGHT AUGUST 27TH, 2011.

(DETACH AND RETURN APPLICATION BELOW WITH PAYMENT)

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Torres Chess and Music Academy, Inc. Presents:

SEND BEN ROOD TO BRAZIL

1  $25.00 to attend the Quads

1  $5.00 each for  1-4 raffle tickets 1 $20.00 for 5 raffle tickets (save $5!)

1  Annual fee for USCF membership: $16 for < 12 ; $19 for 13 to 15; $25 for 16 +

Total $ _________ Check payable to TCAMA.

MAIL TO: TCAMA, 16691 Colonial Trail, Lathrop, CA 95330

OR APPLY ONLINE AT CHESSANDMUSIC.COM

Name: _____________________________________________________________ Birth Date: ____/____/____

Address: _____________________________________________ City: _________________ CA Zip: _________

Phone: (_____) ___________________ E-Mail: ________________________________________

School: __________________________________________________ Grade: ____

USCF ID #: ____________________________ USCF Rating: ________________ Exp Date: __/__/__

(GO TO http://main.uschess.org/component/option,com_wrapper/Itemid,181/ TO LOOK UP YOUR USCF ID)

 

My child, (named above) is permitted to participate in this event. I fully understand that it is my responsibility to supervise my child during this event. Should it be necessary for my child to have emergency medical treatment while participating in this event, I hereby give permission to render medical treatment deemed necessary. I, release, discharge, indemnify, and hold harmless the TCAMA, the Contra Costa Jewish Day School, and their volunteers and/or staff, from any claims relating to any injury that may result to my child while participating in this event. I give my permission for people to take and use photographs, or any other recorded material, taken during this chess tournament. I consent to the publication of this child’s individual tournament results/scores.

Parent/Guardian Signature: _______________________________________ Date: __/__/__ Relationship ________________


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