Sayum Rupasinghe wins 2016 U8 Australian Juniors

Congratulations to Sayum Rupasinghe!!

Sayum Rupasinghe has won the 2016 U8 Australian Juniors after beating Katherine Pan of NSW in a playoff for the U8 title after both players ended up equal first on  8 points.

Our Juniors did very well overall with very good second places for Kevin, Rowan and Ryan. 

Australian Junior Under 18
=7th Christian, Kashish NSW 1689 4

Australian Junior Under 16
1st Cannon, David VIC 1987 7
=2 Gooch, Heath VIC 1592 6.5
=2 Willathgamuwa, Kevin NSW 1986 6.5.
=2 Han, Denny SA 1741 6.5

Australian Junior Under 14
1st Yu, Bobby VIC 1829 7
=2 Au, Alexander QLD 1439 6.5
=2 Liu, David QLD 1599 6.5
=2 Clarke, Matthew NSW 1582 6.5 .
=2 Willathgamuwa, Rowan NSW 1917 6.5

Australian Junior Under 12
1st Ostapenko, Michael QLD 1662 8
2nd Lane, Ryan NSW 1400 7.5
33rd Wu, Yifu NSW 1335 4.5

Australian Junior Under 10
=9th Yap, Jonathan NSW 333 5.5

Australian Junior Under 8
=1st Pan, Katherine NSW 353 8
=1st Rupasinghe, Sayum NSW 8

Sayum wins play off for the title!



ACF awards Kristine Quek 2015 Arlauskas Medal

Congratulations to Kristine Quek!!

The Australian Chess Federation (ACF) has awarded WFM Kristine Quek the 2015 Arlauskas Medal for Australian Junior player of the year. She is the first female to win this prestigious award.

Kristine had a very good 2015 chess year and in June became Woman FIDE Master after sharing third place at the 2015 Oceania Zonal for Women held in North Sydney and achieving the required WFM norm with a score of 6 out of 9.

In January Kristine also won the Girls U18 Australian Junior Championship.