IM Moulthun Ly coasted to the finish of the 2012 Vikings Weekender with a quick draw with Donato Mallari in round 7. Having won is first 6 games Ly was content to split the point with Mallari, having already won the event with a round to spare. IM George Xie recovered from his 6th round loss with a win over Kishore Sreetheran to take outright second, after a couple of other results went his way. There was a 4 way tie for third, with Mallari being joined on 5 points by Anton Smirnov, Emma Guo, and Allen Setiabudi (via an upset win over IM Vladimir Smirnov). In the Under 1600 tournament, Aelfric Gardiner-Garden (rated 1058!) finished on 6/7 to take outright first. In second place were Ryan Keeble and Bazli Karratyattil on 5.5.
Overall the organisers were pleased with the tournament, with the move to two sections resulting in an increase in entries from the previous year. The new Under 1600 section also provided the opportunity for some of the younger juniors in Canberra to experience there first non-junior weekender, while the Open section provided a stern test for the older juniors.
A full crosstable of both events is available here.