Last month, lower school chess enthusiasts Omya and Vyom Vidyarthi – grades 1 and 4, respectively – had stellar showings at the Los Angeles Open chess tournament run by the Continental Chess Association. The siblings took first place in the mixed doubles team competition, winning $600. In individual competition, Omya tied for first place in the Under 1200 rating section to win a $250 cash prize and Vyom took second place in the Under 1850 rating section to take home $600.
The most recently available ranking data shows that Omya is ranked seventh nationwide among girls age 7 or younger and No. 72 overall among players age 7 or under. Vyom is ranked No. 23 in the nation in the age 9 category.
Congratulations to these two great competitors and wishes for continued success!