Young Chess Champion from Roanoke -- Nalin Jha
EVENT: Va. State Amateur Championship
WHERE : Richmond Va. Hilton Garden Hotel
WHEN: Labor Day Weekend – Sept. 2-4.
HIS SCORE: 5/6 ( 83% ).
TOTAL AMATEUR SECTION: 33
TOTAL ENTIRE TOURNAMENT : 93.
He is the first person from the Roanoke Valley to win the State Amateur since the 1990’s !
He is a Junior at North Cross School.
He takes chess lessons from National Master Russell Potter.
His new U.S. Chess Federation rating is ( 1740 ).
This places him in the top ten rated players of ANY age in the Roanoke Valley.