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The Year 2007 in Review
National Championships of note.

Since the majority of the visitors to the About site are native English speakers, we present the results of the championships of the main English speaking countries for the previous year. Our first event, the Indian Championship (National 'A'), played in Atul, finished at the end of December 2006. It was won by S.S. Ganguly with 9.0/13, a half point ahead of the two runners-up.

In January, 16 year old Wang Puchen won the New Zealand Championship in Wanganui with a score of 9.0/11. He finished 1.5 points ahead of Anthony Ker.

In May, Alexander Shabalov won the U.S. Championship for the second time without having to share the title, the fourth time overall. He finished with 7.0/9 a half point ahead of Alexander Onischuk. Frank K. Berry assumed responsibility for organizing the event after it lost its previous sponsor, and the 36-player field assembled in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

In July, Brian Kelly and Stephen Brady won the Irish Championship in Dublin, although they finished in a tie for 3rd-6th, a half-point behind the winners of the event. A week later, Andrew Muir, won the Scottish Championship in Cumbernauld, with 8.0/9.

In August, Jacob Aagaard won the British Championship in Great Yarmouth. His score of 8.5/11 placed him 0.5 points ahead of Jonathan Rowson and Stephen Gordon. Rowson had won the three previous events. Also in August, Nikolay Noritsyn, age 16, won the Canadian Championship in Kitchener, Ontario with 6.5/9. Untitled, he prevailed in a playoff over three IMs.

In December, R.B. Ramesh won the Commonwealth Championship in New Delhi. With 8.5/10, he was awarded the title on tiebreak over S.S. Ganguly. The event was sponsored by Parsvnath Developers Ltd. The same month, Henry Steel, age 17, won the South African Championship at Milnerton. His score of 8.5/11 was a half point better than Watu Kobese, against whom he won their individual game.

The Australian Championship and Philippine Championship were not held in 2007.

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