Report by Chess Dad Abed Munoz
After an opening ceremony where the host nation of Mexico displayed their national pride – TEAM USA became one. No longer did the 9-chess players represent California, Texas or Colorado, but rather after the team picture, where the Mexican press surrounded our team with camera flashes, in one football like team huddle the players blared out on three, “U-S-A!” It was there when we all became one.
Round 1 started with a delay of about one hour. These are the players having the honor of representing the United States in this 2012 North American Youth Chess Championship.
WCM Claudia Munoz