Northeast Region to Hold First Junior Regional Tournament

The Northeast Region (Region 1) has designated the 2011 Maryland Junior Open (MDJO) as its First Junior Regional Tournament.  The MDJO is held yearly at the Garrison Forest School in Owen Mills, Maryland and is scheduled for Apr 22-24 this year.  Information and electronic registration can be found at  As the Junior Regionals, the MDJO will be run as a full feed tournament, just like the Junior Nationals.  Thus juniors can expect greater participation and more games in each age group.  Additionally, it will have double the ranking points of other junior tournaments.  The Region expects this to draw interest from juniors of other regions.