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Welcome to the website for the 2008 Australian Junior Chess Championships.

The tournament will be held from the 13th January until the 25th January 2008 at Cranbrook School in Sydney's Bellevue Hill.

Entry is limited to players aged 17 and under as of 31/12/2007 (participants born on or after 01/01/1990).

Australian Junior Championships

  Open Girls
Under 18 Junta Ikeda (ACT) Deborah Ng (NSW)
Under 16 Gene Nakauchi (QLD) Sally Yu (VIC)
Under 14 Yi Yuan (ACT) Megan Setiabudi (ACT)
Under 12 Laurence Matheson (VIC) Leteisha Simmonds (QLD)
Under 10 Harry Ruan (NSW) Kashish Christian (NSW)
Under 8 Peter Wallmueller (VIC) Charlie-Rose MacLennan (NSW)

Australian Junior Lightning Championships

  Open Girls
Under 18 Junta Ikeda (ACT) Sally Yu (VIC)
Under 16 Zhigen Wilson Lin (VIC) Emma Guo (ACT)
Under 14 Eugene Schon (VIC) Miranda Webb-Liddle (VIC)
Under 12 Alexander Stahnke (QLD) Leteisha Simmonds (QLD)
Under 10 Anurag Sannidhanam (VIC) Grace Alvares (NSW)
Under 8 Anton Smirnov (NSW) Kashish Christian (NSW)

Australian Junior Rapid Play Championships

  Open Girls
Under 18 Junta Ikeda (ACT) Sally Yu (VIC)
Under 16 Yi Yuan (ACT) Stephanie Ang (VIC)
Under 14 Gene Nakauchi (QLD) Emma Guo (ACT)
Under 12 Alexander Stahnke (QLD) Leteisha Simmonds (QLD)
Under 10 Anurag Sannidhanam (VIC) Tayla Wood (WA)
Under 8 Anton Smirnov (NSW) Kashish Christian (NSW)

Australian Junior Problem Solving Championships

  Open Girls
Under 18 Chris Wallis (VIC) Emma Guo (ACT)
Under 16 Allen Setiabudi (ACT) Sally Yu (VIC)
Under 14 Yi Yuan (ACT) Megan Setiabudi (ACT)
Under 12 Alexander Stahnke (QLD) Clarise Koh (NSW)
Under 10 Daniel Lapitan (QLD) Grace Alvares (NSW)
Under 8 William Gong (NSW) Kashish Christian (NSW)

Bulletin 11

12:30am January 29, 2008

Bulletin 11 is finally out. Please check out the "Bulletin" link.

Bulletin 11 & Problem Solving Results/Solutions

11:00pm January 27, 2008

There has been a slight delay to Bulletin 11. I hope to have this bumper issue released tomorrow night. Keep watching this space!

In the meantime, here are the Problem Solving results. You can also check out the problems for the three divisions under the "Standings" link.

Games from all rounds are up

6:00pm January 26, 2008

Games from all rounds are up. I hope to have the final bulletin (Bulletin 11) available for download sometime tomorrow.

Final Results

11:00am January 26, 2008

Here are a list of the title winners for this year's Championships and supporting events. Congratulations to all winners!

Problem Solving winners will be added once I receive the final results.

Final Results

11:45pm January 25, 2008

Final results are up. Congratulations to Junta Ikeda, Deborah Ng, Laurence Matheson and Leteisha Simmonds for winning their respective tournaments.

Games will be up by tomorrow night.

Final Round Pairings

7:45pm January 24, 2008

Final round pairings are up!

Round 10 Pairings

7:45pm January 23, 2008

Round 10 draw is up (round 12 for the U18 Girls). Standings are updated. Games will appear later in the night (the ones we have entered).

Final Player Lists

6:30am January 23, 2008

I have posted the final list of players in each division (along with rapid play and lightning entries). There you will find ratings along with age divisions.

Bulletins 5 through to 7 have been added to the site as well.

Lightning Results Up!

8:00pm January 22, 2008

The results of today's lightning championships are now available under the "Standings" link. Congratulations to Junta Ikeda and Alexander Stahnke for winning the Under 18 and Under 12 divisions with perfect scores (11/11).

Games from round 8 will be available later in the night (round 9 for the Girls U18 division).

Update (9.00pm): Games from round 8 are now available (round 9 for the Girls U18 division).

Round 9 Pairings Up

7:45pm January 21, 2008

The draw for round 9 is now up (round 10 for the Girls Under 18). You will also find results from round 8 and current standings for all four tournaments on the relevant pages.

Round 8 Pairings Up

7:45pm January 20, 2008

The draw for round 8 is now up (round 9 for the Girls Under 18). You will also find results from round 7 and current standings for all four tournaments on the relevant pages.

Games from round 7 will be available as well during the night (round 8 for the Girls U18 division).

Round 7 Pairings Up

7:30pm January 19, 2008

The draw for round 7 is now up (round 8 for the Girls Under 18). You will also find results from round 6 and current standings for all four tournaments on the relevant pages.

Games from rounds 1 through to 6 will be available as well during the night (rounds 1 to 7 for the Girls U18 division).

Round 6 Pairings Up

8:30pm January 18, 2008

The draw for round 6 is now up (round 7 for the Girls Under 18). You will also find results from round 5 and current standings for all four tournaments on the relevant pages.

Rapid Play Results

8:00pm January 17, 2008

Rapid play results are now up under the "Standings" section. Congratulations to Junka Ikeda - the 2008 Australian Junior Rapid Play Champion!

Round 5 Pairings Up

9:15pm January 16, 2008

The draw for round 5 is now up. You will also find results from round 4 and current standings for all four tournaments on the relevant pages. Games from rounds 1 to 4 will be uploaded for your viewing pleasure later tonight and soft copies of bulletins 1, 2 and 3 have been added (bulletin 0 will be up soon too).

Update (10.00pm): Games are now done!

Round 4 Pairings Up

8:30pm January 15, 2008

The draw for round 4 is now up. You will also find results from round 3 and current standings for all four tournaments on the relevant pages. Games for round 3 are being processed right now and will be posted tomorrow night. This is because not all games have been entered yet.

There have been some problems accessing the draw for each round. This may be due to a cache issue. To resolve this, try 'refreshing from server' by pressing ctrl+F5 on the page which you think is old and outdated.

Round 3 Pairings Up

7:45pm January 14, 2008

The draw for round 3 is now up. You will also find results from round 2 and current standings for all four tournaments on the relevant pages. Games for round 2 are being processed right now. Update (8.40pm): Games are now up excluding a few U18 Open late finishing games.

Games Available for Viewing

January 13, 2008

Please check the "Live Games" for Round 1 games!

Internet Problems

January 13, 2008

We are currently experiencing difficulties accessing the Internet from Cranbrook. This has caused problems with uploading the draws for the next day. We are endevouring to fix the problem as soon as possible.

Entries Update

December 18, 2007

We have reached 100 total entries for the four tournaments!

Entries received between now and the 7th January will incur a slightly higher fee than before. Entries received on January 8 or later will incur the highest entry fee, so make sure your entry is sent with plenty of time to spare!

Please ensure your names are spelt correctly on the website's players list! Email me if there are any errors!

Venue Map

December 8, 2007

A basic map displaying the layout of Cranbrook Senior School has now been added to the site (see "Details" section).

Please pay particular attention to the notes on where you can park your car.

Unfortunately, this year we are unable to use Cranbrook's main field or swimming pool. We do, however, have permission to use their basketball courts.

Player Lists

December 5, 2007

Player lists are now appearing on the site. Please check the "Players" section for a list of players currently entered in the four main divisions.

Endorsement of Player Entries

October 23, 2007

New details regarding the endorsement of entries for the tournament have been added in the "Details" section.

Under 18 Open Division to be FIDE rated

October 20, 2007

The Under 18 Open Division will be FIDE rated. This is an excellent chance to gain an international rating!

Time Limits

October 9, 2007

The tournament time limits have now been added to the website (see "Details").

Official Website

October 5, 2007

Please be advised that this is the OFFICIAL WEBSITE. One draft website was leaked prior to this and information on that site was incorrect. The entry form located on this site has the correct details and correct entry fees.

Arbiters Confirmed

September 6, 2007

The list of arbiters has been confirmed for the tournament:

Tournament Director: Richard Gastineau-Hills
Chief Arbiter: IA Charles Zworestine
Deputy Arbiter: IA Roland Eime
Assistant Arbiter: Brian Allison

Update (6/12/07):

Nick Chernih is unable to fulfil his role as assistant arbiter for the tournament. Brian Allison has been chosen as a suitable replacement.

Website Released

September 1, 2007

Entries are invited for the 2008 Australian Junior Championships please download and print the entry form (available in both PDF and DOC formats) via the links at the top right-hand corner of this page and post with payment to the address on the form.