The selections for the World Youth held in Khanty-Mansiysk (Russia) are:

U14M: Henry Slater-Jones

U14F: Eva Ge

U18M: Patrick Gong

 

 

The selections for the World Cadets held in Batumi (Georgia) are:

U10M: Brandan Soetanto

U8F: Katherine Pan

U12M: Xander Leibert

 

Congratulations and Good luck!

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

 

 

 

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World Youth Overview

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Australia is sending one of its youngest sides ever to the World Youth Championships in Durban, with only Cedric and Clarise Koh ever having represented Australia before. The team is below. I extend my personal good luck wishes to each and every one of you!

 

Under 18 Girls:  Clarise Koh (NSW)

Under 16 Girls:  Zhi Lin Guo (VIC)

Under 12 Girls:  Licia Yao (VIC)

Under 10 Girls:  Cassandra Lim (VIC)

Under 18 Open:  Cedric Koh (NSW)

Under 16 Open:  Tom Maguire (QLD)

Under 14 Open:  James Kay (QLD)

Under 12 Open:  Kevin Song (QLD)

Under 10 Open:  Xander Leibert (NSW)

Under 8 Open:  Sebastian Bracks (NSW), Christopher Lim (VIC)

Congratulations on your selections. This event will be a fantastic experience for all you, especially those who have never been to a World Youth in the past. Under the experienced management of Eunice Koh, I am sure you will all have a wonderful time! May you all also gain much valuable chess experience in South Africa. The AusJCL wishes all the Australian representatives the very best of luck; I am sure you will all do Australia proud!

 

Charles Zworestine,

President, AusJCL.

 

Official Selections for 2014 World Youth Chess Championships

Congratulations to the juniors listed below who have been selected to represent Australia at the 2014 World Youth Chess Championships to be held in Durban, South Africa 18-30 September.

U/18 Girls: Clarise Koh (NSW)

U/16 Girls: Zhi Lin Guo (Vic)

U/12 Girls: Licia Yao (Vic)

U/10 Girls: Cassandra Lim (Vic)

U/18 Open: Cedric Koh (NSW)

U/16 Open: Tom Maguire (Qld)

U/14 Open: James Kay (Qld)

U/12 Open: Kevin Song (Qld)

U/10 Open: Xander Leibert (NSW)

U/8 Open: Sebastian Bracks (Primary Selection, NSW)

Christopher Lim (additional player; Vic)

 

2014 World Youth Chess Championship (‘WYCC’) – update and new call for applications

Dear all chess juniors and chess parents

The 2014 WYCC is being held in Durban, South Africa, from 19-30 September. Since my post #172, some initial applicants have withdrawn their applications or declined selection. The current selections are as follows, and their parents have already been notified. The * indicates that this player is the primary selected player in that category (and whose name is also in bold).

Under 8 Open
Sebastian Bracks*

Under 12 Open
Kevin Willathgamuwa*
Rowan Willathgamuwa

Under 16 Open
George Carolin-Unkovich*

The primary selection positions in all other divisions (U/10, U/14 and U/18 Open, and all 6 girls divisions) are currently still available. Therefore the AusJCL has decided to re-open applications for the WYCC.

If you wish to apply, please email me at tristan.s.boyd@gmail.com asap, and in any event no later than Sunday 29 June. This deadline for new applications will be strictly enforced, and no other methods of application will be accepted. In an application please provide the following information:

Full name, date of birth, postal and email addresses, phone number, FIDE and ACF ratings, and the division(s) applied for. You may also choose to include further supporting information if you wish, but this is not required.

Note that it is permissible to apply for more than one division, although it is only possible to play in one division. If someone now applies for the Open U/8, U/12 or U/16, they would only become eligible for primary selection in that division if the relevant player(s) referred to earlier in this post declined their selection.

The tournament website is http://www.2014wycc.co.za/2014wycc/Home.html On this page there is a link to the formal invitation (a downloadable pdf brochure) containing tournament regulations and related information.

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 Coordinator