News Archives for 2004
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(20 Dec 2004):
Asian Youth Championships 2004
Angela Song wins Silver Medal in Asian Girls Under 12!
Seven NSW players were among the ten Australians who took part in the Asian Youth Championships in Singapore in the first half of December. All did well but the best results were achieved by the Song siblings, Angela and Raymond. Angela won the silver medal in the Girls Under 12, while Raymond came seventh in the Open Under 10.
Results of the NSW players were:
Division Player /9 (after tie-break)
Open U14 Justin Huang 5 16/42
Open U12 William Xu 4.5 27/52
Open U12 Edwin Wu 4.5 29/52
Open U10 Raymond Song 6 7/46
Open U08 Sebastian Soltysik 2.5 38/40
Girls U12 Angela Song 7 2/41
Girls U12 Adelaide Soltysik 4.5 20/41
For full details see www.asiayouth2004.com.
(19 Dec 2004):
NSW Country Junior Championships 2004
Sebastian Jurd regains Under 18 title
In the finals of the NSW Country Junior Championships the Under 18 title has been won by Sebastian Jurd of Wentworth Falls - he previously won in 2002, but did not play in 2003.
The Under 12 finals tournament produced a tie between Jordan Morris of Bulli and Alex Boyd of Newcastle. A two-game play-off match was tied, as was a second two-game match, and a third, before Jordan won the next two games (giving a total play-off score of 5-3).
(15 Dec 2004):
Australian Schools Teams Championships 2004
NSW teams achieve two firsts and two thirds - Congratulations!
Secondary Open Winners: Sydney Boys High
Sydney Grammar School St Ives Preparatory came
third in the Primary Open
(30 Nov 2004):
Primary Schools Competition 2004
Competition Winners: Sydney Grammar School St Ives Preparatory
The Primary Schools Competition which commenced in second term has now been
In the grand final the Metropolitan Champions, Sydney Grammar School St Ives Preparatory, defeated the Country Champions, The Junction Public School from Newcastle.
These same schools featured in the finals of the Primary Schools One-Day Tournaments which finished a few days before (see story below).
Details of the competition may be found by clicking on Schools at left and then looking under the heading Primary Schools Competition.
(28 Nov 2004):
Primary Schools One-Day Tournaments 2004
The Junction Public School wins Country
The Primary Schools One-Day series (34 district tournaments plus two sets of finals) is over for 2004.
Congratulations to the winning teams - The Junction Public School which won the Country Districts Finals (15 teams from 15 district tournaments) and Sydney Grammar School St Ives Preparatory which won the Metropolitan Finals (58 teams from 19 tournaments). Teams in this competition are of three players. As usual the top finishing teams from the Country Districts Finals were invited to participate in the Metropolitan Finals which therefore doubled as the State Finals.
Announced at the Finals was the good news that Accor Asia Pacific's sponsorship of this competition will be continuing next year. Thank you, Accor!
These and other details can also be accessed by clicking on Schools at left and then looking under the heading Primary Schools One-Day Tournaments.
(15 Nov 2004):
Country Secondary Schools Competition 2004
The NSW Country Secondary Schools Competition Finals, contested in Sydney by the winning teams from the six country regions, has been won by Coffs Harbour Christian School.
(24 Nov 2004):
World Youth Championships 2004
Raymond Song equal first in World Under 10 (fourth on tie-break)!
Australians performed well in the World Youth Championships just completed in Crete, Greece. An outstanding result was achieved by Raymond Song who scored 9 out of 11 in the Under 10 division, beating the leader in the last round and finishing in a four-way tie for first place. He was awarded fourth place on tie-break (sum of progressive scores).
Well done, Raymond – a fantastic result! And congratulations to all our players.
Results of the NSW players were:
Division Player /11 Place place
Open U18 Jason Hu 4.5 =59-71/ 85 65th
Open U16 Ronald Yu 6.5 =23-35/115 30th
Open U16 Vincent Suttor 6 =36-52/115 52nd
Open U12 Max Illingworth 5 =69-86/122 85th
Open U10 Raymond Song 9 =1-4 /130 4th
Girls U16 Heather Huddleston 5.5 =33-50/ 81 38th
Girls U12 Angela Song 6.5 =18-23/ 84 20th
As is to be expected in a World event, these championships are tough! All divisions contained titled players (even the two Under 10 divisions!) – the Open U18, for example, contained 2 GMs, 1 WGM, 12 IMs and 17 FMs (32 titles amongst the 85 players).
For full details see www.greekchess.com/wycc2004.
(8 Oct 2004):
City of Sydney Junior Championships 2004
A smaller than usual field contested this year's City of Sydney Junior Championships. Although all three sections were closely fought, each produced an outright winner without the need for playoffs. The winners were:
Under 18: Michael Morris
(1 Oct 2004):
NSW Girls Championships 2004
Vaness Reid and Angela Song have tied for first place in the NSW Girls Championship (Under 18) and will play off for the title. Full results here!
The NSW Girls Under 12 Championship has been won by Joanne Tan. Full results here!
(1 Oct 2004):
Spring One- and Two-Day Tournaments 2004
The 224-player Spring One-Day Tournament has been won by 13-year-old Justin Huang.
Following his successes in Winter, Jason Hu has won the Spring Two-Day Tournament.
(17 Sep 2004):
Metropolitan Secondary Schools Competition 2004
After a protracted series of finals (due to the closeness of the competition with many tied matches requiring replays), the Metropolitan Secondary Schools Teams Competition has at last concluded.
Congratulations to the following winners:
(12 Sep 2004):
Schools Chess CHALLENGE 2004
122 teams from 73 schools took part
in this year's Schools Chess Challenge,
(17 Jul 2004):
Edwin Wu wins 2004 NSW Under 12 Championship Play-Off
The play-off between Edwin Wu
and William Xu for the NSW Under 12 title has taken place.
(16 Jul 2004):
NSW Junior Championships 2004
Ronald Yu is the new NSW
William Xu and
Edwin Wu tied for first place in the Under 12.
Congratulations to Yu, Xu and Wu!!
(9 Jul 2004):
Jason Hu (again!) and Sebastian Jurd win Winter 2004 Two-Day Tournament
Jason and Sebastian scored 9.5 out of 11. Third on 9
points was Edwin Wu.
(7 Jul 2004):
Quadruple Tie in Winter 2004 One-Day Tournament
The Winter One-Day tournament proved popular, attracting
(30 Jun 2004):
Secondary Schools One-Day Tournament 2004
Trinity Grammar School Wins the Terrey Shaw Shield
Three schools - Trinity Grammar, Girraween High and Sydney
Grammar - tied for first place in the Open division of the 2004 Secondary
Schools One-Day Tournament. Trinity was awarded the Terrey Shaw Shield
(22 Apr 2004):
Three Way First in Autumn 2004 Two Day-Tournament!
Max Illingworth, Michael Morris and Sebastian Jurd all finished on 8.5 out of 10 in the massive 203 players event! Full details here!
(15 Apr 2004):
Blair Mandla Wins Autumn 2004 One-Day Tournament
With 234 players the Autumn One-Day tournament was a success for Blair Mandla with 6.5/7 There was a pack of 11 players on 6 just behind! Details here!
Who will win next weekends Autumn Two-Day Event! There is still time to enter!
(25 Jan 2004):
The 2004 Australian Junior Championships, Perth
This years Championships resulted in another successful tournament for NSW players. Heather Huddleston was the winner of the Under 18 girls title with an outstanding 11 out of 11! Congratulations to Heather for being girls Champion!
Congratulations also to Vincent Suttor for winning the Under 16 title and Max Illingworth for the Under 12 title. Deborah Ng also was a winner of the Under 12 girls tournament!