Tuesday 13 January 2009

Cedric Antolis - Australian Junior Champion

Victorian junior Cedric Antolis is the 2009 Australian Junior Champion after defeating Yi Yuan 1.5 - 0.5 in a playoff match. The players had turned the 11 round event into a two man show, finishing tied on 10/11. Yuan's only loss was to Antolis back in round 3, while Antolis conceded 2 draws (to Andrew Brown and Sam Dalton).
Antolis's win brought to an end the run of success that the ACT has had over the last couple of years, with ACT juniors Junta Ikeda and Michael Wei winning the two previous championships.
The Under 18 Girls event was won by Sally Yu, the Under 12 event by Sean Gu, and the Under 12 Girls by Caroline Shan (defeating Joanne Mason in a playoff).

Here is the round 3 game between Antolis and Yuan.

1 comment:

OzChess.com said...

Congratulations to Cedric!

You'd think after finishing on 10/11, that you'd have the title all wrapped up, so the playoff with added suspense was a nice touch.