Cheng finished outright second on 8, while Zelesco was third on 7.5. Tied for 4th was a quartet of young Australian IM's, James Morris, Junta Ikeda, Justin Tan and Anton Smirnov.
While the performance of the younger players was a standout (and will give the 2016 Olympiad selectors some headaches), there were also some players who had less successful tournaments. Soon to be GM Max Illingworth never got going in this event, and the tournament top seed only scored 50%. GM Darryl Johansen started poorly, but finished with 3.5/5 to reach 6/11. IM Stephen Solomon was another player who ended up on 50%, while young Canberra IM Andrew Brown had a complete nightmare, finishing on 2.5.
In the Reserves tournament Patrick Gong from Western Australia won with 9.5/11, with Michael Kethro (ACT) second on 9.
Links to all the results can be found at the tournament website.
Ikeda,Junta - Cheng,Bobby [C11]
Australian Champiomship (11), 12.01.2016