Friday, 15 January 2010

2010 Australian Junior Championship

No sooner than the Australian Championship finished, than the Australian Junior Championship got underway in Hobart, Tasmania. Indeed there was a bit of a rush from the Australian Championship as players,parents and coaches who were involved in both events caught evening flights from Sydney to arrive in time for the start of the tournament.
Two rounds have been played and there have already been some upsets. Of course junior ratings can be unreliable, and what seems to be an upset may not actually be one (especially in the younger age groups) but IM James Morris's hopeful claim of scoring 11/11, given in an ABC interview quickly came unstuck with a second round loss to Anthony Milton. ACT players Yi Yuan, Andrew Brown and Alan Setiabudi have all began well with 2 wins from 2 games.
Tournament coverage can be reached via the Tasmanian Chess page, with a direct link to the results here.

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