Claudia ended her participation to the SPNI 2009 with a difficult loss in the final round to Julia Jones. We wish Julia well as she has graduated High School and is on her way to the University of Texas Brownsville on a chess scholarship. Her game with Claudia was her last a high school player.
We also wish to recognize the valiant performance from Yang Dai of Virginia as she not only won the tournament, but she did it undefeated.
Currently, Claudia is on her way back home ready to process the entire event in order to continue on her chess career. Surely, this was an interesting experience.
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