The Maryland Chess Association will again be hosting the US Cadet Championship this year. This is an invitational for the top under-16 players in the US. This year we will have a field of 10 players. The tournament runs from July 23nd to the 27th at the Rockville Hilton. The live games, standings, and pairings will be at http://uscadet.mdchess.com. The time control is 40/90, SD/20 + 30". The games for the first four days are at 11am and 5:30pm. The final round on Wednesday starts at 10am. The winner receives a scholarship to UMBC and the top three receive free entry to the 5th Annual Washington International. This year's field is balanced and strong. There are only 160 rating points from the 1st to last seed and everyone is rated over 2300. The full field is below.

John Gabriel Ludwig 2490   FL
IM John Michael Burke 2480   NJ
FM Craig Hilby 2476   CA
FM Praveen Balakrishnan 2424   NJ
Ethan Li 2381   NY
FM David Brodsky 2357   NY
Albert Lu 2349   CA
FM Aravind Kumar 2347   CT
Brandon Jacobson 2333   NJ
Yoon-Young Kim 2327   CT

Spectators are welcome.

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