Congratulations to Chanya Rupasinghe for her great achievements at the 2020 Australian Junior Chess Championships held in the Gold Coast.
Chanya shared first place with Darline Augustine in the U10 Girls Championship with 6.5 out of 8. Going into the last round Chanya was actually leading by 1/2 a point, but a last round draw allowed Darline to catch up and force a playoff.
Unfortunately Chanya had to concede the AJCC U10 title playing black in a Armageddon tie-break game.
Nevertheless this was a fantastic result for Chanya!!
Other great results were winning the U10 Girls Blitz and second prize in U14 Girls Problem Solving. She also did well in the U10 Open as best girl with 6 out of 9 and sharing 9th place with six other players including Vihaan and Daniel (Zhiyi).