Thursday, 15 January 2015

2015 Australian Junior Championships

The 2015 Australian Junior Championships begins this Saturday in Canberra. The tournament was last held in Canberra in 2006, and attracted a then record field of 220 players. This years event has exceeded that, with around 260 players entered so far. As is the trend of recent times, the bulk of the entries is in the Under 12 and Under 10 sections, although numbers have been pretty good throughout.
I am involved in this years event as an arbiter (nb: a paid position), having previously been involved as an organiser in 1995. My participation extends back even further than that, finishing with 2.5/13 way back in 1983, when the event was just a single tournament (and attracted a field of 31 players).
The tournament website is and will provide coverage of the tournament. There will be live games from the event (hopefully 8 boards) as well as online bulletins and media content. I am doing double duty as the on site webmaster, so of there is any info you need, just yell.

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