The FIDE World Youth & Cadets Championship 2015 was played in Porto Carras, Halkidiki.

The players from India dominated the event, winning as many as 11 medals, among them 5 gold. Russia and USA took 4 medals each, but none of them was gold. Iran, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan, Germany, Greece, Uzbekistan and Vietnam have one gold medal each.

However most excitingly was the performance of the Australian players, with Justin Tan and Sardana Rishi ending up on the podium as equal 4th in the Under 18. Of course our other Australian Juniors also did amazingly well in a very tough competition.

Below are the links to the Championship website and the Results of our Australian Juniors:

http://www.wycc2015.org/

http://chess-results.com

 

 

 

podium

 

World Youth Overview

 

 

 

 

 

1.IM Anton Smirnov (NSW) 2463

2. IM Justin Tan (Vic) 2446

3. IM Bobby Cheng (Vic)  2419

4.IM Rishi Sardana (India) 2385

5. IM Ari Dale (Vic) 2348

6. FM Yi Liu (Qld) 2306

7. FM Pengyu Chen (NSW) 2289

8. FM Karl Zelesco (Vic) 2272

9. FM Gene Nakauchi (Qld) 2265

10. Laurence Matheson (Vic) 2256

11. FM Zachary Loh (Vic) 2220

12. FM Jack Puccini (Vic) 2213

Reminder that the Australian Schools’ Teams Championships (ASTC) list of players should be submitted to the organising committee by the 15th October. If your school has qualified and is not in this list then please contact Simon Dale (scd@thecrag.com).

http://australianjuniorchess.org.au/astc/2015-astc/

Primary Open

  • SA: Prince Alfred College Adelaide

Primary Girls

  • NSW: Lindfield Public School

Secondary Open

  • NSW: North Sydney Boys High School
  • SA: Prince Alfred College Adelaide

Secondary Girls

  • (no entries so far)

Late entries

We have been informed of the following selections happening after this date:

  • NSW in the Primary Open division won’t be determined until Friday 27 November.

Dear all chess juniors and chess parents

This event will be held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from 2-12 October. Note that there are no younger age groups (Open U/20 and Girls U/20 only). The tournament brochure is at http://www.fide.com/images/stories/N…hip_in_KGZ.pdf

Applications for this event are now open. If you wish to apply, please email me at tristan.s.boyd@gmail.com no later than 12 July. No other forms of application will be accepted (please do not use the AusJCL website). As the deadline for registrations for the event is 2 August, it is anticipated that the “quick” selection method provided for in the ACF by-law (average of FIDE and ACF ratings) will be used if there are multiple applicants.

In an application please provide the following information:

Full name, date of birth, postal and email addresses, phone number, FIDE rating and ACF rating, and confirmation of whether the player is an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

You may also choose to include further supporting information if you wish, but this is not required. If you wish to see the selection procedure by-law or have any other questions please email me. All applicants must retain a copy of all emails they send and are responsible for ensuring that their email has been sent and received by the deadline. If you have any questions and wish to speak to me by phone, please email me and I will respond with my phone number.

Kind regards
Tristan Boyd
AusJCL Selections Co-ordinator

Dear all chess juniors and chess parents

This event will be held in Porto Carras, Halkidiki, Greece from 24 October to 6 November. There will be the following age group divisions (open and girls): U/18, U/16, U/14, U/12, U/10 and U/8. The tournament brochure is at  http://www.fide.com/images/stories/N…h_2015_Inv.pdf and the tournament website is http://www.wycc2015.org/

Applications for this event are now open. If you wish to apply, please email me at tristan.s.boyd@gmail.com by no later than 5 July 2015. No other forms of application will be accepted (please do not use the AusJCL website). Note that it is permissible to apply for more than one division, although it is only possible to play in one division.

In an application please provide the following information:

Full name, date of birth, postal and email addresses, phone number, FIDE rating and ACF rating, the division(s) applied for, and confirmation of whether the player is an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

You may also choose to include further supporting information if you wish, but this is not required. All applicants must retain a copy of all emails they send and are responsible for ensuring that their email has been sent and received by the deadline.

If you wish to see the selection procedure by-law or have any other questions please email me. If you wish to speak to me by phone, please email me and I will respond with my phone number.

Kind regards
Tristan Boyd
AusJCL Selections Co-ordinator

Monday July 13th to Thursday July 16th

‘The Evelyn’
Women & Girls Chess Tournament
Adelaide, South Australia
Large Prize Fund – $1,000 First Prize

7 Rounds
Monday July 13th
Round 1 – 14.00 hrs
Tuesday July 14th
Round 2 – 10.00
Round 3 – 14.00
Wednesday July 15th
Round 4 – 10.00
Round 5 – 14.00
Thursday July 16th
Round 6 – 10.00
Round 7 – 14.00

Rate of Play: 60 Minutes + 30 Seconds per move.

Dedicated to Evelyn Koshnitsky, the greatest promoter of girls chess in Australian history, who died last year aged 99.

Entry forms available from tournaments@sachess.asn.au

UPDATE: I have now received a copy of the prospectus (regulations) for this event – please email me if you would like a copy.

Dear all chess juniors and chess parents

According to the FIDE website calendar, this event is now scheduled to be held in Seoul, South Korea from 3-11 August. It was previously scheduled for November. There will be the following age group divisions (open and girls): U/18, U/16, U/14, U/12, U/10 and U/8. No further details have been made available at this stage.

Applications for this event are now open. If you wish to apply, please email me at tristan.s.boyd@gmail.com by no later than 24 May 2015. In an application please provide the following information:

Full name, date of birth, postal and email addresses, phone number, FIDE rating and ACF rating. You may also choose to include further supporting information if you wish, but this is not required. If you wish to see the selection procedure by-law or have any other questions please email me.

All applicants must retain a copy of all emails they send and are responsible for ensuring that their email has been sent and received by the deadline.

Kind regards
Tristan Boyd
AusJCL Selections Co-ordinator

Dear all chess juniors and chess parents

According to the FIDE website calendar, this event is scheduled to be held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from 19-29 August 2015. No further details have been made available at this stage.

The AusJCL will consider sending a team to represent Australia if there is sufficient interest. In previous years a team has consisted of 5 players (note that last year there was a requirement that at least 1 player must be a girl).

Applications for this event are now open. If you wish to apply, please email me at tristan.s.boyd@gmail.com by no later than 24 May 2015. In an application please provide the following information:

Full name, date of birth, postal and email addresses, phone number, FIDE rating and ACF rating. You may also choose to include further supporting information if you wish, but this is not required. If you wish to see the selection procedure by-law or have any other questions please email me.

All applicants must retain a copy of all emails they send and are responsible for ensuring that their email has been sent and received by the deadline.

Kind regards
Tristan Boyd
AusJCL Selections Co-ordinator