With this kind of chess resume any university would be eager to have as talent on their campus. Jennifer hopes to attend the University of Virginia in 2020/2021, hopefully, on a chess scholarship and continue to advance community chess efforts for all K-12 students, especially girls and college age women.
In March 2020 Charlottesville will again play host to the Virginia State Scholastic (K-12) Chess Championships. Charlottesville is in a five year rotation with other geographical locations in Virginia to host this event. Charlottesville hosted the 2015 event at Monticello High School. In 2016 the event will be held in Northern Virginia.
During this 2 hour event Jennifer also played a blitz game with local Expert level Blitz player Rob Masri to demonstrate the focus it takes to play under pressure at a high level.
By the time of the 2017 US Open Chess Championship scheduled for 29 July – 06 August in Norfolk Virginia, Nate hope that a large group of K-12 chess players will go an visit or even participate from this area. It’s all part of an ongoing strategy to have a sustainable community-based chess program for all students in the Charlottesville / Albemarle area.
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