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Chase Frutos

 

Texas State Regional Chess Champion and Three-Time Texas State Chess Champion

Texas State regional champion—2012

January 21, 2012—1st place in the K-3 section at the 2012 Region III Scholastic Chess Championships at the University of Texas at Dallas in Dallas, Texas

Three-Time Texas State Champion—2012 and 2013

February 18-19, 2012—Texas Co-Champion, Primary Section of the 2012 Texas Scholastic Chess Championships in Dallas, Texas

March 23-24, 2013—As a 4th grader became the Texas State Champion/1st place in the Elementary Section (K-5) at 2013 Texas Elementary School Chess Championships in McAllen, Texas

November 9-10, 2013—Texas State Champion/1st place in the 5th Grade section at the 17th Annual Texas K-12 Grade and Collegiate Championships in Houston, Texas

National Youth Chess Co-Champion

November 30-December 2, 2012—National Co-Champion, 4th Grade Section of the 2012 K12 National Chess championships in Orlando, Florida.

Bronze Medalist at Continental Youth Chess Championships

July 10-July 17, 2014—Bronze medalist in the U12 Open section at the 2014 XXV Pan American Youth Chess Championships in Oaxtepec, Morelos, Mexico.

Team USA won Silver based upon the overall medal count with Mexico winning Gold and Peru winning Bronze.

As a result of this performance, Chase was awarded the prestigious international title of Candidate Master (CM) by the World Chess Federation

June 2014—4th place in the U10 Open section at the 2014 North American Youth Chess Championships in Tarrytown, New York

 

 

Cole Frutos

 

State and National Ranking (as of January 2014)

Consistently nationally ranked in the top 10 of his age group, achieving a national rank of 4th in the US in the USCF June 2014 9 year-old top players list

Cole is the #1 ranked 10-year old in the State of Texas

Ranked in the top 94.8 percentile of all active USCF chess players

Notable Chess Wins

October 2013—Cole beat a National Master rated 2292

October 2014—Cole beat a National Master rated 2200

Texas State Regional Chess Champion and Two-Time Texas State Chess Champion

Texas State regional champion—2012

January 2012—Texas Region III champion, 1st place in the K-1 section at the 2012 Region III Scholastic Chess Championships at the University of Texas at Dallas in Dallas, Texas

Two-time Texas State Champion—2013 and 2014

November 2013—3rd Grade Texas State champion, 1st place in the 3rd Grade section at the 17th Annual Texas K-12 Grade and Collegiate Chess Championships in Houston, Texas

February 2014—Texas State Primary champion, 1st place in the primary section at the 2014 Texas Primary School Chess Championships in Houston, Texas

National Youth Chess Co-Champion and Two-Time National Blitz Co-Champion

Cole has placed in the top 10 at the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 USCF National K-12 Grade Chess Championships and the 2012 and 2014 USCF National Elementary Chess Championships.

December 2014—National 4th Grade Co-Champion/1st place in the 4th Grade Section of the 2014 National K-12 Grade Chess Championships in Orlando, Florida.

May 2012—tied for 3rd place in the K-1 Section of the 2012 USCF National Elementary Chess Championships in Nashville, Tennessee

Two-time National Blitz Co-Champion

April 2013—Blitz National co-champion in the K-3 Blitz section (as a 2nd grader) at the 2013 SuperNationals V in Nashville, Tennessee

December 2013—Blitz National co-champion in the K-6 Blitz section (as a 3rd grader) at the 2013 National K-12 Grade Chess Championships in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Silver Medalist at Continental Youth Chess Championships

July 2013—2013 XXIV Pan American Youth Chess Championships in Pocos de Caldas, MG, Brazil – Silver medalist

Cole won the silver medal in the U10 section as an eight year-old and Team USA won the silver medal based upon the overall medal count

As a result of this performance, Cole was awarded the prestigious international title of Candidate Master (CM) by the World Chess Federation

June 2014—4th place in the U10 Open section at the 2014 North American Youth Chess Championships in Tarrytown, New York

Two-Time Qualifier to the US Team for the World Youth Chess Championships

Team USA – Twice selected by the USCF to represent the US in the World Youth Chess Championships (highest level of world youth chess competition)

November 2012—2012 WYCC in Maribor, Slovenia; Team USA received Bronze medal; Cole finished 89th in the world in the U8 section

September 2014—2014 WYCC in Durban, South Africa; Cole finished 47th in the world in the U10 section

In both tournaments, Cole competed against the best of the best from countries all over the globe, such as China, India, Russia, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Germany, Canada, South Africa and many more

Each of these tournaments consisted of eleven rounds of chess over a two-week period, with each round lasting between 3 to 6 hours long.  Cole spent his days being coached by the US coaching staff, studying chess and preparing for his opponents the following day.

 

 

Joseph Wan
 
2009.4.5         Super Nationals    K1    4th place
2009.12.13    National K-12 Championship    2nd grade   2nd place
2011.5.8        National Elementary Championship    K3    1st place
2011.12.17    NE State Class Championship     Class B     1st place
2012.2.5         Nebraska Individual      K-8    1st place  (Barber representative for Nebraska)
2012.12.15    NE State Class Championship    Class A+     Tie for 1st place
2013.5.4         Nebraska Individual       K-8     1st place  (Barber representative for Nebraska)
2013.6.15      2012 Lincoln City Championship     1st place 
2013.10.13    Great Plain Open (NE)     1st place
2013.11.9      2013 Lincoln City Championship     1st place
2013.12.7      NSCA Class      Class A      1st place
2014.3.16      NSCA Closed   Tie for 1st place
2014.5.3        Nebraska State Individual    K-8     1st place  (Barber representative for Nebraska)
2014.5.11      National Elementary Championship     K-6     1st place
2014.12.6      Iowa Individual Grade   7th+8th     1st place
2015.1.24      2015 Iowa Barber Denker Qualifier       K-8      1st place  (Barber representative for Iowa)

 

Michelangelo Barozzi

 

2015-4-26: 2015 Western Pacific Open/ Premier Section/ tie for 1st place

2015-3-21: 2015 NV State Scholastic Championships/K-8 section/Champion

2014-6-13: NV Youth Trophy Tournament/ Open/1st place

2014-3-22: 2014 NV State Scholastic Championships/K-8 SectionChampion

2013-3-16: 2013 NV State Scholastic Championships/K-5 Section Champion

2012-3-24: 2012 NV State Scholastic Championships/K-5 Section Champion

2011-4-21: 2011 WA State Elementary Championships/ 3rd grade/ Section/ Co-Champion