News Archives for 2002



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Country Junior Championships 2002 Finals
Under 18 won by Sebastian Jurd. Full Resul
Under 12 won by Benjamin Harris. Full results

Secondary Schools Country Teams Final 2002
Won by Nowra High School
Results available

City of Sydney Junior Championships 2002
Under 18s was a three-way tie between Ronald Yu, Gary McNamara and Tomek Rej. Full Results here!

Under 15s was won by Kostia Lubarsky. Full Results here!
Under 12s was won by Joseph Nguyen. Full Results here!
Photos now online!

NSW Girls Championships 2002
The Under 18s was won, yet again, by WFM Catherine Lip
To see final standings click here!     U/18 photos here!
The Under 12s was won by Deborah Ng
 To see final standings click here!    
U/12 photos here!

Spring Two-Day 2002
The spring two-day today finished in Ronald Yu and Jason Hu tying for first place on 8.5/10.
To see final standings Click here!

Spring One-Day 2002
The Spring One-Day Tournament was won by Ronald Yu! There were 242 players!
To see final standings Click here!


Schools Chess Challenge 2002
The Schools Chess Challenge was held on Sunday 22nd of September. There were a record 198 teams and 603 participants spread over the two tournaments. The number of schools was divided as such: Secondary 37, Primary 75, Total 112.
It is now officially the biggest tournament ever held in NSW!!

Fort Street High School (Vincent Suttor, Michael Yu, Jack Wu) were the winners in the Secondary division.
James Ruse Agricultural High School (Aaron Yap, Hoi-Ming Chan, Lok-hin Lam) were 2nd
Knox Grammar (James Cronan, Blair Mandla, John Szeto) were 3rd
Full results here!

Woollahra Public (Joshua Levin, Charlie Peng and Michael Rice) were the winners in the Primary division.  
Sydney Grammar School Edgecliff Preparatory  B (Matthew Rossleigh, Victor Lam, Tony Chepurin) were 2nd
Chatswood Public
(Raymond Song, Angela Song, William Xu) were 3rd
Full results here!

Best Secondary Girls team: Abbotsleigh A (Catherine Lip, Shuyin Tang, Jemima Griffith)

Best Primary Girls team: Summer Hill B (Shan Shan Qiao, Amy Cao, Deborah Law)

There are 3 pages of photos online from the event!
Pages 1  2  &  3

The NSWJCL wishes to give its thanks to Knox Grammar for the use of their venue and considerable support. There aren't many venues where 600 players can be accommodated!

Thanks must be given to the people who helped so hard throughout the day, whether they were arbiters, organisers, cooks, canteen helpers. Without them such an event would not be possible. They include Richard Gastineau-Hills, Margaret Cuckson, Marge Lip, Michael Lip, Allan Richards, Yvonne Chong, Veronica Klimenko, Brett Tindall, Justin Yancey, John Cronan, Jenny Cronan,Robert Song, Sonia Song, Mira Rej, Eva Rej. There will be more people added to this list as there so many people helping.

Children's Olympiad Malaysia 2002
Ten NSW Juniors played in the Children's Olympiad. The outstanding result from the Australian team was former NSW Junior Champion Tomek Rej! He distinguished himself on board 2 and scored 5.5 out of 9 against a hard field.

Big George wins the 2002 NSW Junior Championships!!
Congratulations to our new State Junior Champion!
To go to the Newspage Click here!
To see results and pairings click here!


Three way tie for first place in Winter 2002 Two-Day Tournament!
Ronald Yu, Michael Yu and Kenny Nolan triumph on 8.5/10!
Results online! Click here.

Hoi-Ming Chan wins Winter 2002 One-Day Tournament!
Results online! Click here.

Sydney Grammar wins Secondary Schools One-Day Teams Tournament 2002
& the Terrey Shaw Shield
To see full results click here!
Sydney Grammar and Trinity
equal first in Junior Division!
To see full results click here!


Best Games from the 2002 Australian Junior have been chosen by Grandmaster Ian Rogers!
They are:
Under 18: Peter Jovanovic for his game against Tomek Rej
Under 12: Junta Ikeda for his game against Tomas Berger
Special mention to:
Denis Bourmistrov for his game against Thu Giang Nguyen
Kuan-Kuan Tian for his game against Thu Giang Nguyen
Duncan Dauvergne for his game against Thomas Ung
James Obst for his game against Sherab Guo-Yuthok

Games now online! View them HERE

Kuan-Kuan Tian has become the 2002 Australian Junior Champion!
Shannon Oliver
has become Australian Girls Champion. NSW had a successful tournament with Ronald Yu winning the Under 14 Title, Heather Huddleston the Girls Under 14 Title and Angela Song the Under 10 Title! Full details online!