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James Ruse Agricultural High School has retained teh Terrey Shaw Shield by winning the Secondary Schools One-Day Tournament.

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(16 Sep 2018):

Secondary Schools One-Day Tournament 2018

James Ruse High School retains the Terrey Shaw Shield

James Ruse Agricultural High School has won Open Division of the Secondary Schools One-Day Tournament and with it the Terrey Shaw Shield. This was the school's sixth victory in this event in seven years, but this time it was achieved only by a narrow tie-break from North Sydney Boys High School (which won in 2016, also on tie-break).

Sydney Boys High School won the Junior Division (Year 7-9), and also shared second place (with Sydney Grammar).

A total of 42 teams from 19 schools participated, the furthest away being Calderwood Christian School from Albion Park (south of Wollongong).

For full scores click on "Schools" in the menu in the left-hand column.


(20 Jul 2018):

NSW Junior Championships 2018

Cameron McGowan wins Under 18 title

Jack Keating wins Under 18 Reserves Tournament
Toby Huey wins Under 12 title

Fifteen-year-old Cameron McGowan has won the NSW Junior (Under 18) Championship by a large margin of one and a half points ahead of Gordon Yang in second place.

The Under 18 Reserves Tournament was won by fourteen-year-old Jack Keating, who finished half a point ahead of eleven-year-old Marco Zheng (winner of last year's Under 12 title).

Toby Huey won the Under 12 title by half a point from Jason Pan.

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


(19 Jul 2018):

Winter Tournaments 2018

Kerry Lin wins Sydney Winter One-Day Tournament
Gordon Yang, Linus Cooper and Kerry Lin win Sydney Winter Two-Day Tournament
Sarayu Prakashbabu wins the Orange Winter One-Day Tournament

Kerry Lin has repeated his Autumn One-Day success by winning the Sydney Winter One-Day Tournament, half a point ahead of veteran Gordon Yang and relative newcomer Ronen Bhaumik.

Gordon Yang almost repeated his Autumn Two-Day success by winning the Sydney Winter Two-Day Tournament almost because this time he had to be content with sharing first place with Linus Cooper and Kerry Lin.

Several girls aged under 12 featured in the Orange Winter Tournament. These included the winner, Sarayu Prakashbabu, who scored 7 out of 8, and Chamathsara Mendis, who finished on 6 out of 8, and Harriet Ringbauer, another point below.

For detailed results click on "Results" in the left-hand menu.


(27 June 2018):

Ratings and the NSWJCL Magazine

The Autumn-Winter issue of the NSWJCL magazine Junior Chess has been posted to members and schools. For the first time it does not contain a list of ratings (other than the "Best" lists). This is because ratings are now available online see "Ratings" in the menu at left. With the main inter-schools competitions now being rated (starting with most of last year's results) there has been a large increase in the number of rated players too many to list in the magazine.


(31 May 2018):

Commonwealth Championships 2018
Selection Notice from Australian Chess Federation

The ACF is conducting selections to send one man, one woman, one Senior (Above-60), one Junior Girl (Under-20), one Junior Open (Under-20) player and one open and girl entries each in under-8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 as official entrants.

If you are interested in applying please see HERE.


(29Apr 2018):

Inter-schools Competitions 2018

Metropolitan Secondary Schools Competition: The draws for Met East, Met North and Met West Regions are now available. The draw for Met South-West Region will be available soon.

Primary Schools Competition: The draws for Met East and Met North Regions are now available. The draws for other regions will be added progressively over the next few days.

The draws may be found by clicking on "Schools" in the main menu (left).


(19 Apr 2018):

Autumn Tournaments 2018

Kerry Lin wins Sydney Autumn One-Day Tournament
Gordon Yang wins Sydney Autumn Two-Day Tournament
James Joseph wins Orange Autumn One-Day Tournament

Fifteen-year-old Kerry Lin has won the Sydney Autumn One-Day Tournament, half a point ahead of Linus Cooper. A large field of 181 players took part.

Gordon Yang triumphed in the Sydney Autumn Two-Day Tournament, winning by half a point from Kerry Lin, Linus Cooper and Cameron McGowan.

The Orange Autumn One-Day Tournament was convincingly won by James Joseph, who scored 8 out of 8 and finished two full points ahead of his nearest rivals.

For detailed results click on "Results" in the left-hand menu.


(26 Jan 2018):

Summer Tournaments 2018

Matthew Clarke wins Sydney Summer Three-Day Tournament
Linus Cooper wins Sydney Summer One-Day Tournament
Matthew Clarke wins Sydney Summer Two-Day Tournament
Kerwin Ma wins Orange Summer One-Day Tournament

After finishing 2017 on a high note by winning the NSW Country Junior Championship with a clean score, Matthew Clarke started the new year in similar style by winning the Sydney Summer Three-Day Tournament with an unblemished score, 9 out of 9. In second place was Sterling Bayaca with a score of 8 out of 9.  The tournament attracted 56 players, which was fewer than usual as many of our players are competing in the Australian Championships (including Reserves and Classic tournaments) which are taking place in North Sydney.

Linus Cooper added to he already long list of tournament successes by winning the Sydney Summer One-Day Tournament with a clean score (8 out of 8). Hamish Dawson achieved his best tournament to date by coming clear second with a score of 7 points.
In the Sydney Summer Two-Day Tournament Matthew Clarke repeated his Three-Day success by winning every game. He finished a point and a half ahead of Cameron McGowan.

Twins Kerwin Ma and Matthew Ko captured the top two places in the Orange Summer One-Day Tournament. Kerwin won all his games and Matthew won all except against his brother.

For detailed results click on "Results" in the left-hand menu.


(22 Jan 2018):

Australian Junior Championships 2018

Amanda Cheng wins Girls Under 16 Title

The highlight for NSW of the Australian Junior Championships, which have just concluded in Melbourne, was Amanda Cheng's win of the Australian Girls Under 16 title.

Other highly placed NSW players were Aiden Wen (2nd in the Open Under 8), Chanya Rupasinghe (2nd in the Girls Under 8) and Anthony Fikh (2nd in the Open Under 16, after a playoff for 1st place).

NSW players captured four titles in the subsidiary events Annabel Li (Girls Under 8 Lightning), Sayum Rupasinghe (Open Under 10 Lightning ), Annabel Li (Girls Under 8 Problem Solving) and Gordon Yang (Open Under 16 Problem Solving).

For details, including scores, see the Australian Junior Championships link (at top right) or use the direct link https://sites.google.com/view/ajcc2018/news/pairingsresults.



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