Durham Academy Sisters Invited to World Youth Chess Championships

Congrats to Durham Academy sisters Arya Kumar ’23 and Asha Kumar ’25 on being recently invited to represent the United States at the 2022 World Youth Chess Championships.

Arya and Asha earned this honor by meeting the peak post-tournament rating and activity criteria in the girls under-18 and -16 divisions, respectively, according to the Scholastic National Invitational Event and Award Requirements and a subsequent Executive Board motion to adjust the rating and activity requirement periods that was extended through Dec. 31, 2022. Of the 160 boys and girls selected from across the U.S., Arya and Asha are two of three from North Carolina.

The 2022 World Youth Chess Championships are currently scheduled for Sept. 5–18 in Mamaia, Romania.