The Maryland Chess Association with be hosting the 2013 US Cadet Championship from July 20-23 at the Rockville Hilton in Rockville, Maryland. The Cadet is an invitational tournament for the top US players under the age of 16. The top eight players will be playing a round robin tournament to determine the champion. The winner will receive a four-year scholarship to UMBC. In addition, the top three players will receive free entry into the Washington Internationl that starts on August 5th.

The players in this year's tournament are:

  • Joshua Colas (2398)
  • Justus Williams (2374)
  • David Hua (2373)
  • Varun Krishnan (2346)
  • Michael Brown (2343)
  • Ruifeng Li (2326)
  • James Black (2310)
  • Christopher Wu (2293)

Only 105 ratings points separate the top from the bottom. So, all the games will be competitive. The games will be at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on July 20-22 and at 10 a.m. on July 23. The standings, pairings, and live games will be at