2018 BARBER TOURNAMENT OF K-8 CHAMPIONS

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2016 Barber K-8, Indianapolis (Photo by Anne Buskirk)

 

2018 BARBER INFORMATION & RULES

Nominees/Confirmed participants will be posted in May.  Checkout the 2018 Information and Rules that appear above.

 

  2017 Broadcast of Top Board

 

Awonder Liang-2018 US Championship!

Awonder Liang 2017 Chicago Open  Photo by Betsy Zacate

Congratulations to Awonder Liang (WI) for earning his Grandmaster title and is presently playing in the 2018 U.S. Championship in St. Louis.  He previously completed the 2017 US Junior Closed Championship with a 6.5/9 result taking clear 1st Place.  Awonder played in the Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions in 2013.  We wish him the greatest success in the future.

 

Chess Life Online story

 

Leading the pack of norm-getters, IM Awonder Liang achieved his third and final grandmaster norm with a score of 6.5/9. Liang’s only loss came to GM Boris Avrukh in round 3. Once Liang’s GM title is officially awarded, he will become one of the youngest American players to ever achieve the FIDE title.

Complete Story can be found at:  https://new.uschess.org/news/youth-movement-sevian-wins-chicago-open-im-awonder-liang-scores-final-gm-norm/