The US Tournament of Champions will be held alongside the US Open from July 31 - August 3, 2021 in Cherry Hills, New Jersey.
The events feature state champions from all fifty states
Rockefeller - Elementary: Derek Yin
Middle School - Barber: Davin Yin
Denker - High school: Vednath Sampath
Haring - Girls: Iris Li
Spotlight on Colorado Girls Scholastic Champion - Iris Li
Li is 8 years old, a rising 4th grader in Stargate School. She won the Haring section (K-12 girls) of this year's Colorado Scholastic Championships. She is very excited to represent Colorado in the National Girls' Tournament of Champions this year. Iris started learning chess at the age of 6. She was immediately drawn to the game and spent 1-2 hours a day on chess. Iris has been to several national tournaments. After playing in the World Open in Pennsylvania this month, Iris is qualified to represent the United States for the World Cadet Championships 2022 (U10 Girls section). Her favorite chess player is Yifan Hou. She would like to become a doctor or scientist when she grows up. In addition to chess, Iris enjoys reading, solving math problem, playing piano, violin, basketball, and spending time with her two siblings.
Good Luck to Iris and all our Colorado Players at the US Open!
Also representing Colorado at the US State Delegates assembly is Paul Covington.