One of the biggest chess tournaments in the world starts this evening in Al Ain, UAE. The 2013 World Youth Championship has attracted 1850 players , competing in Girls and Open events from Under 8 years up until Under 18 years. The Under 18 Open section has attracted field that would put most international opens to shame, with GM Jorge Core as the top seed, and 9 players rated over 2500.
Australia has sent an 11 player squad, while New Zealand, Fiji, Guam and Palau are the other Oceania countries sending players.
The first round is supposed to start around now, but due to the load on the webserver I have not been able to find the live games link. Hopefully I will be able to update this post when I do.