Mexico places just fly off the tongue: Oaxtepec, Tlayacapan, Cuernavaca, Teotihuacan!
On July 10 - 17, 2014, both Ethan and Naomi played for the US team at the Pan-American Youth Championship in Oaxtepec, Mexico: http://panamericanoajedrezmexico2014.com/index.php/en/
Many hundreds of young chess players from all the numerous countries of South and North America competed in 9 Swiss rounds, in 12 categories: Open and Girls -- Under 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18.
Ethan placed 12 out of 78 in the Open Under 16 category:
Naomi placed 13 out of 44 in the Girls Under 12 category:
The chess side of this event is best covered by Ted Castro at the USCF report:
The US team won the most medals: 5 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze. Great job!
To be continued... Come back soon for our travel adventures and photo albums:
And stay put for the 2014 World Youth Chess Championship in Durban, South Africa, in September: http://www.2014wycc.co.za/2014wycc/Home.html