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(1 July 2015):

Winter Tournaments 2015

Linus Cooper Sydney Winter One-Day Tournament

Linus Cooper, winner of the Sydney Summer Two-Day Tournament and co-winner of the Autumn One-Day Tournament, has won the Sydney Winter One-Day Tournament, half a point ahead of Lance Cheney.

Full details may be found by clicking on "Results" in the menu at left.

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(31 May 2015):

Autumn Tournaments 2015

Joshua Behar, Matthew Clarke, Linus Cooper and Gordon Yang tie for Sydney Autumn One-Day Tournament

Joshua Behar wins Sydney Autumn Two-Day Tournament

Nikhil Rajesh wins Orange Autumn One-Day Tournament

Titus Maddern wins Western Riverina Autumn One-Day Tournament
Vincent Qiang wins Wollongong Autumn One-Day Tournament

Four players, Joshua Behar, Matthew Clarke, Linus Cooper and Gordon Yang tied for first place in the 159-player Sydney Autumn One-Day Tournament. Two of these, Matthew and Gordon are only 12 years old.

Joshua Behar improved on his Autumn One-Day joint win by claiming sole victory in the Two-Day Tournament, which attracted 148 players. He scored 9/10, a full point ahead of Raymond Li and Matthew Clarke.

Nikhil Rajesh won the 57-player Orange Autumn Tournament with a clean score, 1.5 points ahead of his nearest rival.

Titus Maddern also achieved a 1.5-point margin in winning the 47-player Western Riverina Autumn Tournament in Griffith.

The Wollongong Autumn Tournament was won by Vincent Qiang, who finished half a point ahead of Hugo Black.

Full details may be found by clicking on "Results" in the menu at left.

Start preparing now for our Winter holiday events. As well a plenty of practice, your preparation should include getting into good physical condition! To find out why see


(3 May 2015):

Should Chess be Part of the School Curriculum?

Our main schools competitions began on Friday and, coincidentally, four press articles have just appeared drawing attention to the benefits of teaching chess in schools.

(25 Jan 2015):

Australian Junior Championships 2015

Jennifer Zhang wins Australian Girls Under 10 Title
Kristine Quek wins Australian Girls Under 18 Title

The Australian Junior Championships in Canberra started well for NSW with Jennifer Zhang winning the Girls Under 10 title with a clean score of 9/9. Well done, Jennifer!

The Championships concluded well too with Kristine Quek's win of the Australian Girls Under 18 title.

Another outstanding result for NSW was Matthew Clarke's equal first in the Under 12 tournament; however, he missed out on the Australian Under 12 Open title after losing a close playoff, 2-3.

In the Australian Junior Problem Solving Championships Linus Cooper won the Under 16 Open title.

To see the full results click on "Australian Junior Championships" in the menu at top right.

(22 Jan 2015):

Summer Tournaments 2015

Jongmin Lim, Linus Cooper and Joe Chua tie for first in Sydney Summer Three-Day Tournament

Edmund Yu, Joe Chua and Linus Cooper tie for first in Sydney Summer One-Day Tournament
Titus Maddern wins the Western Riverina Summer Tournament

Linus Cooper wins the Sydney Summer Two-Day Tournament

Peter Dixon wins Orange Summer Tournament

A close and exciting finish in the Sydney Summer Three-Day Tournament produced a three-way tie between Jongmin Lim, Linus Cooper and Joe Chua on 7 points out of 9. Half a point behind them were four other players.

Linus Cooper and Joe Chua also featured in a three-way tie for first in the Sydney Summer One-Day Tournament, this time with Edmund Yu from Newcastle. They scored 7.5 out of 9. Again there were four players half a point behind them.

Titus Maddern has won the Western Riverina Summer Tournament in Griffith with a clean score, 10 out of 10, one point ahead of his brother Gil.

After his equal firsts in the first two Sydney Summer tournaments, Linus Cooper did even better in the Summer Two-Day Tournament by finishing first on his own. He finished a full point ahead of Jongmin Lim, who had shared in the three-way Three-Day tie.

Peter Dixon repeated his victory of last summer by winning the Orange Summer Tournament with a clean score, 8 out of 8, again by a 2-point margin.

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