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IM Evandro Amorim Barbosa and Valentina Jorquera are U20 South America champions

The 7th edition of the South American Junior Chess Championship was played 15-22 June in Asuncion, Paraguay. The federations of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Surinam , Uruguay and Venezuela participated in the event with some of the best talents from the region.

IM Evandro Amorim Barbosa won the open section with 7,0/9 securing a GM norm as the winner of the event. The last round draw against Adrián Saltos Vélez was enough for Barbosa to secure the first place. Second place was for FM Santiago Yago De Moura. As he had the same points as the winner, he was awarded the IM title. The top local finisher was FM Guillermo Vázquez, third with 6,0/7 and just a step away from an IM title.

The women section was won by Valentina Jorquera with 7,0/9. She was awarded the WIM title for the victory. WFM Adriana Pachon won the silver, while bronze is for the Bolivian Champion WIM Daniela Cordero.

More information at the Spanish version of Chessdom.

Barbosa on the way to tournament victory

 

 

Final standings open

1 IM Barbosa Evandro Amorim BRA 2401 7
2 FM Santiago Yago De Moura BRA 2347 7
3 FM Vazquez Guillermo PAR 2293 6
4 FM Cuellar Diego PER 2269 6
5 Olivares Olivares Claudio CHI 2251 6
6 FM Hernandez Sanchez Jairo Andres COL 2279 5.5
7 Saltos Velez Adrian ECU 2147 5.5
8 FM Gemy Jose Daniel BOL 2345 5
9 Latorre Matias PAR 2235 5
10 Palma Moscoso Alvaro Dario ECU 2175 5
11 Torres Juan Camilo COL 2337 5
12 Sanchez Sandoval Gonzalo CHI 2042 5
13 Gaitan Juan Manuel ARG 2271 4.5
14 FM Martinez Alcantara Jose Eduard PER 2135 4.5
15 Mamani Joan Franco PER 2157 4.5
16 FM Espinoza Palomino Willyam PER 2327 4.5
17 Leon Calderon Jonathan ECU 2102 4
18 Caetano Hugo Zanotti Mendonca BRA 2047 4
19 FM Ruiz C Joshua D COL 2306 4
20 Zarate Fernandoh PAR 1720 4
21 Uribe Gabriel PAR 1872 3.5
22 Torres Mauricio PAR 1789 3.5
23 Roman Rodrigo PAR 2053 3.5
24 Heinechen John PAR 1846 3
25 Avalos Matias PAR 1535 1.5
26 Fretes Romero Matias PAR 0 0

 

Valentina Joquera won the women section

 

Final standings women

1 Jorquera Cabello Valentina CHI 1937 7
2 WFM Pachon Adriana COL 1994 6.5
3 WIM Cordero Daniela BOL 2090 6.5
4 Medeiros Thauane Ferreira BRA 1805 5
5 Martinez Ayelen ARG 2107 5
6 Pinargote Carreno Kassandra ECU 1931 4
7 Aponte Oriana Isabel VEN 1948 4
8 WCM Avalos Leticia PAR 1693 3.5
9 WFM Chumpitaz Ann PER 2220 2.5
10 Avalos Rosana PAR 1452 1


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