The 2012-2013 season’s fifth and final Junior Championship Tour, the 2013 Junior Championship Tour – ‘Frank Millet’ [pictured below on left], held at Harvard University’s Murr Center has concluded with Sabrina Sobhy winning the Girl’s U19 division and Edward Columbia winning the Boy’s U19 division.
The Junior Championship Tour (JCT) is the highest level of junior competition in the US, designed to promote head-to-head competition between the nation’s top Under 19, 17, 15, 13 and 11 juniors, and contributes to the selection of U.S. Junior Teams to represent the US at world events.
After finishing third at the Pennsylvania JCT and second at the West Coast JCT, 18 year old Columbia, from Massachusetts, defeated Liam McClintock in three games to win the boy’s U19 division.
Chloe Chemtob, 15, of Florida and nationally-ranked U17 #1 won her second straight JCT girl’s U17 division after taking the West Coast JCT title, while Cody Cortes, 16 years old of Massachusetts, won the boy’s U17 division.
Champion of this season’s Mid-Atlantic JCT and 14 year old Spencer Lovejoy of Connecticut won his second JCT of the season in the boy’s U15 division. Haley Scott, 14, of Connecticut won her second straight girl’s U15 JCT title after winning the West Coast JCT.
Ian Blatchford, 12, of Connecticut added to his West Coast JCT triumph by winning the boy’s U13 division, while 12 year old Elle Ruggiero of Pennsylvania won her fourth JCT girl’s U13 division of the season to maintain her status as the #1 nationally ranked girl’s U13 player.
Marina Stefanoni, 10, of Connecticut won the girl’s U11 division after finishing second in both the Mid-Atlantic and West Coast JCT. West Coast JCT boy’s U11 champion Connor Stoltz, 10 years old from New York, won his second straight JCT boy’s U11 title.
This weekend’s JCT had players from 21 states and 138 cities across the United States – and had the most players sign up than any other JCT this season at an impressive 447 players.
Of those who signed up for the tournament, 308 players were selected to participate in full draws of 32 in the boy’s and girl’s U13, U15, U17, and U19 divisions.