The Bashkansky family Chess Travel blog

The Bashkansky family Chess Travel blog: parents Guy and Ludmila with children NM Ethan and WIM Naomi

Friday, July 14, 2017

North American Youth Chess Championship

Historic Morristown
From the Pan-American Youth Chess Championship in Costa Rica on July 1-7, after spending a few additional days there, we fly directly to the North American Youth Chess Championship in Morristown, NJ on July 12-16.

Naomi (14) plays in the Girls Under 18 category, and gets 4.5 points in 9 rounds, taking 7th place.  That's a good result considering she plays 4 years up.

Morristown is a historic place.  For two critical winters of the American Revolution, 1777 and 1779-80, General George Washington chose this area as the Continental Army's winter encampment. Because of its strategic location, the area continually served as the military capital throughout the war. During the 1779-1780 Jockey Hollow encampment, over 10,000 soldiers endured the war's most severe winter.

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  1. Thanks for visiting Acorn Hall. Congratulations Naomi!

    1. Thanks Sarah, the Acorn Hall visit has been a memorable highlight for us. I plan to elaborate later on the historic sites.

      "Mrs. Silence Dogood" was a pen name used by Benjamin Franklin. It's a clever allusion ;-)

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