Sunday, 17 January 2016

2016 Australian Junior

The Australian Summer of chess continues with the 2016 Australian Junior Championship starting today in Adelaide. Last years event in Canberra had a big entry and it looks like a similar sized field has entered this year.
IM Ari Dale is the clear favourite for the Under 18 Open event, being rated almost 200 points above the second seed in the 13 player field. As is the trend in previous years, the field for this years event bears little resemblance to last years tournament (Thomas Johnston seems to be the only player to return from last years tournament).
The Under 16, Under 10's and Under 8's Open events have also started, with another 100 players in those tournaments. Full coverage of the tournament, crosstables and standings, plus some live games, can be found at the tournament website.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How sad, to have an under-8. The youth cult is alive and well in Australia. Let the kids live, rather than parental expectations demand. Hopefully they play for fun, rather than results.