News Archives for 2003



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Chatswood wins 2003 Metropolitan Final!

The Metropolitan Schools Primary One-Day Final was a success for the Chatswood team!
Full results online!

Primary Schools One-Day Tournament - Country Districts Finals 2003

This was won by the team from Wollongong! Congratulations! Full results online!

NSW Country Junior Championship Finals 2003!
The tournament was a success for the Behne-Smith and Harris families. David Behne-Smith and Benjamin Harris shared the Country Under 18 title with Rebecca Harris a half point behind in third. 
In the Under 12 division Sarah Behne-Smith was the winner of the Under 12 country title.

To see the results of the Under 18s please click here. To see the results of the Under 12's please click here!


World Youth Championships 2003
 The Australians in the World Youth Chess Championships in Greece had encouraging results A number of NSW Juniors played in the event. The standout  performer was Raymond Song in the Under 10s, who finished 6th in the World! Congratulations Raymond! Congratulations to all the kids!
Official Website

City of Sydney Junior Championships 2003
Vincent Suttor wins City of Sydney Junior Championship! Jeffrey Tse wins Under 15s, while Max Illingworth wins the Under 12s with 11/11.
Full results of all tournaments (as well as lightning) HERE

Sydney Grammar has won the 2003 Schools Chess Challenge Secondary Division!
Full results click here!

Chatswood has won the Primary division!
Full results click here!

Tomek Rej is NSW Junior Champion for 2003

Tomek Rej, who scored 8/9, is the 2003 NSW Junior Champion after beating Vincent Suttor on time in a game that went right down to the wire! George Xie finished second with 7.5/9, while Ronald Yu and Kevin O'Chee tied for third with 6.5/9.

The Under 12s finished in a tie between Max Illingworth and Edwin Wu, who both won their final two games to finish on 8/10. A two-game play-off match was held between them for the 2003 NSW Under 12 title. This resulted in a tie - Edwin won the first  game and Max the second. Two more games were then played - again Edwin won the first and Max the second. The title is therefore being shared. Congratulations to both Edwin and Max - worthy co-winners. There was a five-way tie for third, with Adrian Miranda, Ben Harris, Jeffrey Tse, Nathan Adler and Luke Lazarus all finishing with 7/10.

George Xie won the Under 18 lightning tournament with 7.5/9, while the Under 12 lightning was another tie, this time with Ben Harris, William Xu and Jeffrey Tse finishing on 8/10.

More details available HERE
For games click HERE

The 2003 Winter Two-Day Tournament

Equal first were Mathew Perkovic and Kevin O'Chee!  Coming half a point in front of the favourite Vincent Suttor. Mathew is clearly on good form after his win in the one-day event. It will be interesting to see how he and the new generation of juniors go in the the State Junior Championships. There were 201 players. Full details here!

The 2003 Winter One-Day Tournament
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Winning the tournament was Mathew Perkovic! Mathew won with a very impressive 8/8! It all came down to a last round game between the top seeds Mathew and Jason Hu in the last round! There was a 4 way tie for 2nd place. There were 246 participants in all. Full details here!

Secondary Schools One-Day Tournament 2003

Normanhurst Boys High School has won the Terrey Shaw Shield for the annual Secondary Schools One-Day Tournament. In a dramatic finish Normanhurst, led by Australian Junior Champion Tomek Rej, defeated the previous leaders, the James Ruse High School A team which the previous round had taken over the top spot from the early leaders, Fort Street High School's A team. Sydney Grammar School, winners in 2001 and 2002, finished in equal second place with James Ruse High. Click here for full results

The Junior Division (for Years 9 and below) was convincingly won by Sydney Grammar with a round to space. Click here for full results

Congratulations to Ronald Yu for becoming
2003 City of Sydney Champion!
Ronald has been having a dream run of late and becoming City of Sydney Champion as well as joint Australian Young Masters champion has pushed him over the 2000 barrier.

Australian Young Masters
 The Australian Young Masters, a 10 player round robin has finished in dramatic circumstances! Coming equal first were International Master and top seed David Smerdon and the bottom seed Ronald Yu who evidently didn't read the script! Details here!

As a supporting event, the NSW Junior Masters, another 10 player round robin has also begun. Details here!

Photos from the event can be seen online as well as the games!

Who are these People!?!

We have decided after looking in our history books to have a little quiz!
Go to our Contest Page and see if you can name all the people in the photos!
The first person to name everyone correctly will win a book prize!
Even if you can't name everyone it is quite fun to see everyone in their younger days!

Tomek Rej
has won the 2003
Australian Junior Championship!!

We take great pride in Tomek Rej, who after playing in NSWJCL events since the age of eight, has won the 2003 Australian Junior Championships that concluded on the 24th of January in Adelaide

Angela Song
has won the title of Australian Girls Champion!!

In winning this title she has become the youngest winner in history!! We congratulate Angela on her incredible achievement!



The NSWJCL wishes to congratulate James Cronan, Rebecca Harris, Heather Huddleston and Adelaide Soltysik!
James is the new Australian Under 14 champion, Rebecca, the Australian Girls Under 16 champion, Heather, the Australian Girls Under 14 champion and congratulations to Adelaide for winning her tournament and the title of Australian Girls Under 12 champion!

Jason Hu wins Summer 2003 One-Day!
 Jason Hu and Eddie Liu win Two Day!

Summer One-Day Final results
Summer Two-Day Final results

Aaron Yap wins 2003 New Year Tournament!
Aaron Yap won the traditional lead-up tournament for the Australian Junior with a fine score of 8/9!
Full results available HERE


NSW Juniors Successful at Australian 2003 Junior!
NSW had a successful 2003 Australian Junior Championships. We first have to congratulate Tomek Rej in becoming the 2003 Australian Junior Champion! After having some lacklustre Australian Juniors in the past Tomek won a thrilling playoff against Denis Bourmistrov to win the title.
Angela Song became the youngest winner of the Australian Girls title in history!