News Archives for 2001



For the following year's news archives click on 2002

  • Zong-Yuan Zhao is participating in the British Championships, he has drawn with Grandmasters Murray Chandler and Aaron Summerscale and former World U/18 champion, IM Nicholas Pert! Go to British Championships to follow his results

  • Tomek Rej has become the 2001 State champion ! Congratulations! He was a convincing winner ahead of George Xie, Catherine Lip and Gary McNamara. Go to State Championships for results and games

  • The Australian Chess Federation is inviting all NSWJCL players to play for their state in the first-ever interstate internet chess challenge. Click here for details.

  • 14 year old Michael Yu defeated all his opponents to win the second of the NSW Junior League's regional warm-up tournaments held at Randwick. Leading final scores: Michael Yu 11/11; Nicole Solomon 9.5; Arthur Huynh and Shaad Manchanda each 8.

  • The third warm-up, held at Liverpool, was won by 15 year old Gary McNamara, also with a perfect score and a margin of  2.5 points. Leading final scores: Gary McNamara 12, Justin Huang 9.5, Allan McGregor 9.

  • Thirteen year old Ronald Yu won the first regional warm-up  at Lidcombe on Saturday. Leading final scores- Ronald Yu 10/11, Hoi-Ming Chan 8.5, Arthur Huynh and Benjamin Harris 8.

  • Zong-Yuan Zhao has won the Australian Junior Championship, ahead of fellow IM David Smerdon. NSW player Michael Lip beat Smerdon in the final round to give Zhao the cherished title.