♕  "Chess is not for timid souls." -Wilhelm Steinitz  ♕

♕ 2015 US Junior Girls' Invitational Championship ♕

In the summer of 2014, Alex Relya & Nita Patel organized a national event called the US Junior Girls' Invitational Closed Championship. This year, this same tournament was organized sponsored & directed by Frank Berry in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 2014 WCC Champion, Carissa Yip competed in both of these events.

This year's event will be a qualifier for the World U-20 Girls' Championship as well as for the 2016 U.S. Women's Championship, plus $10,000 guaranteed cash prizes of $3000 - 2000 - 1500 - 500 - 500 - 500 - 500 - 500 - 500 - 500.

Coming into this tournament, Ashritha Eswaran had the lowest rating of the ten contestants. By Friday evening, she had won clear first prize with a score of 6.5 out of nine rounds, a full point over her nearest rival, Annie Wang, as reported on Chess-Results.con.

Final Ranking crosstable after 9 Rounds
Rk.	Title	Name			Rtg	1	2	3	4	5	6	7	8	9	10	Pts.	TB1 	TB2    TB3 
1 Eswaran Ashritha 2143 * 1 1 0 0 1/2 1 1 1 1 6.5 27.25 0.0 6
2 WIM Wang Annie 2264 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1/2 5.5 23.75 0.0 5 3 WCM Feng Maggie 2209 0 0 * 1 1/2 1 1/2 1 1 0 5.0 21.25 0.0 4 4 WFM Chiang Sarah 2282 1 0 0 * 1 1/2 1/2 0 1 1/2 4.5 20.50 0.0 3 5 WFM Bykovtsev Agata 2143 1 0 1/2 0 * 1 0 1 0 1 4.5 20.00 0.0 4 6 WIM Liao Simone 2203 1/2 0 0 1/2 0 * 1/2 1 1 1 4.5 18.00 0.0 3 7 WCM Virkud Apurva 2233 0 0 1/2 1/2 1 1/2 * 1 0 1/2 4.0 16.75 0.0 2 8 Yip Carissa 2257 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 * 1 1 4.0 16.50 1.0 4 9 WFM Yu Jennifer 2285 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 * 1 4.0 16.50 0.0 4 10 WFM Regam Jessica 2159 0 1/2 1 1/2 0 0 1/2 0 0 * 2.5 12.00 0.0 1 Annotation: Tie Break1: Sonneborn-Berger-Tie-Break variable Tie Break2: Direct Encounter (The results of the players in the same point group) Tie Break3: The greater number of victories

♕ 2015 US Junior Girls' Championship Standings After Round 6 ♕
Name ▼ Jennifer Yu Sarah Chiang Annie Wang Carissa Yip Apurva Virkud Maggie Feng Simone Liao Jessica Regam Agata Bykovtsev Ashritha Eswaran Score ▼
  Jennifer       Yu       2285 0 1 1 0 0 1 3
Sarah Chiang 2282 1 0 1/2 1/2 1 1 4
Annie Wang 2264 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
  Carissa       Yip     2257 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
Apurva Virkud 2233 0 0 1 1/2 1 0 2.5
  Maggie       Feng     2209 1 0 1 1/2 0 1/2 3
  Simone     Liao     2203 1 1/2 0 1 1 0 3.5
Jessica Regam 2159 0 1/2 1 0 0 0 1.5
Agata Bykovtsev 2143 0 0 1/2 1 1 1 3.5
Ashritha Eswaran 2143 0 1 1 1 1 0 4