Andre Jagnandan, a young man who the column expected to excel in the qualifier of the 2019 National Junior Chess Championship, took first place in the competition. It was Jagnandan’s second victory of the year following his win in the James Bond Blitz early in February.
The remaining qualifiers for the 2019 Nationals are: Jarrell Troyer, Ethan Lee, Chelsea Juma, Ghansham Allijohn, Jayden Taylor and Rajiv Lee. The seven qualifiers will oppose the current national junior champion Joshua Gopaul for the title. ….