From 5-10 August 2013 over 200 youth players from 7 until 18 years old played in the 39th edition of the Dutch Youth Open. In the category U10, 79 players in four sub-age groups, from U7 to U10, played in one group battling over 13 rounds for the title of Open Dutch Champion (daily reports U10 category – in Dutch).
Caissa’s Miguel Angel Garceran Wang, after a slow start, ended shared 5th in U10 (number 9 on tie-break). In the U8 his 9 points were enough to crown him Open Dutch Champion in this age category (final ranking U10) 2 points ahead of number 2 in U8! Impressive by any standard. Well done Miguel Angel!
Caissa’s Mei Jing started to focus better in the second half of the tournaments and ended with 6 points 55th in the U10 and 3rd in U7, but unfortunately U7 did not have its own sub-group prizes. Still, good recovery Mei Jing!
Many thanks to ONJK organization for their child friendly, relaxed but very professional approach. Children will want to come back. As Caissa club we are motivated to try to reach this benchmark set by ONJK in any future tournament we would organize.