News Archives for 2012
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(31 Dec 2012):
Australasian Masters Tournament 2012
Eleven-year-old Anton Smirnov capped an excellent year by winning the Australasian Masters Tournament in Melbourne. Anton tied for first with James Morris and Bobby Cheng but was awarded first place on tie-break.
Anton has not played in any junior events since coming third in last January's Australian Junior Championship (Under 18), but has achieved outstanding results in several adult tournaments, including equal third in the ANU Open, third in the Norths Club Championship and second in the John Purdy Memorial Open.
(16 Dec 2012):
NSW Country Junior Championships 2012
Jonathon Ginn wins Under 18 Division
Spencer Wharton wins Under 12 Division
Jonathon Ginn of Bonnells Bay has won the NSW Country Junior (Under 18) Championship, defeating the previous titleholder Paul Russell. Spencer Wharton of Wamberal convincingly won the Under 12 title.
For full results click on "Results" in the menu at left.
(2 Dec 2012):
Australian Schools Teams Championships 2012
NSW school teams have achieved the following high placings in the Australian Schools Teams Championships played in Canberra on the weekend of 1-2 December:
• Secondary Open: James Ruse Agricultural High School 2nd (11/20)
• Secondary Girls: St George Girls High School 2nd (14/20)
• Primary Open: Summer Hill Primary School 3rd (11.5/20)
• Primary Girls: Abbotsleigh 4th (11.5/20)
For full results click on the link in the top right hand corner of this page.
(25 Nov 2012):
Primary Schools One-Day Tournaments 2012
The Country Districts finals of the Primary Schools One-Day series (for three-player teams) has been won by Illawarra Christian School Cordeaux Campus (from near Wollongong), ahead of last year's winners Westport (Port Macquarie), with Holy Family Kelso and Belair (Newcastle) close behind. These four teams were invited to participate in the next day's Metropolitan/State finals.
The Metropolitan finals, which with the addition of the top Country Districts finalists doubled as the State Finals, was contested by 57 schools. In a close result Summer Hill Public School was victorious, finishing half a point ahead of Sydney Grammar St Ives Preparatory with Neutral Bay Public School one and a half points behind in third place. Both the Country and the Metropolitan/State winning schools were the same as in the Primary Schools Competition (see below).
For detailed results click on "Schools" (at left) and then on "Results" under the heading "Primary Schools One-Day Tournaments".
(23 Nov 2012):
Primary Schools Competition 2012
The state-wide Primary Schools Competition (for teams of four players), which commenced in second term, has reached its conclusion. Over the last few months the 36 zone winners participated in region finals and the 10 region winners then took part in the inter-region finals to determine the country and metropolitan champions, which then played each other in the NSW final. In the Country Districts final Illawarra Christian School Cordeaux Campus (from near Wollongong) defeated Westport Public School (from Port Macquarie) on tie-break after a 4-4 tie. Illawarra Christian then immediately faced the Metropolitan champions, Summer Hill Public School for the State title. In this match Summer Hill proved triumphant, winning 8-0. Congratulations to Summer Hill and the two country teams, Illawarra Christian and Westport, for doing so well in the finals – and to all the other finalists for their achievement in reaching the finals. For full details click on "Schools" in the menu at left, then on the Primary Schools Competition "Draw & Results" and then on "Finals".
Summer Hill will now represent NSW in the Primary Open section of the Australian Schools Teams Championships to be held in Canberra on 1-2 December.
(12 Nov 2012):
Country Secondary Schools Competition 2012
The Country Secondary Competition has been won by Smiths Hill High School of Wollongong. The six region winners took part in the finals, held as a round robin in Sydney.
This was Smiths Hill's third consecutive win and the school's fifth win in seven years, but this year the contest was exceptionally close, with Newcastle Grammar School finishing only half a point behind and St John's College Woodlawn from Lismore also in contention until the last round.
For detailed results see under "Schools" at left.
(5 Oct 2012):
City of Sydney Junior Championships 2012
Pasan Perera wins the Under 18 Division
Rishi Dutta wins the Under 15 Division
Kerry Lin wins the Under 12 Division
Sixteen-year-old Pasan Perera has again won the City of Sydney Championship (Under 18) – he previously won the title in 2010 and tied for first in 2011 (but finished equal third in a four-way playoff).
Eleven-year-old Rishi Dutta has won the Under 15 title – he was eligible for the Under 12 division but elected to play up in the Under 15 instead.
Nine-year-old Kerry Lin has won the Under 12 title with a handsome margin of one and a half points.
For full scores of all three tournaments click on "Results" in the left-hand column.
(28 Sept 2012):
NSW Girls Championships 2012
Shirley Gu and Kashish Christian tie in Under 18 Division
Fiona Shen wins the Under 12 Division
Fifteen-year-old Shirley Gu and twelve-year-old Kashish Christian have tied in the NSW Girls Championship. They will play off for the title. Shirley won the title in 2010 and Kashish won the Under 12 title in 2010 and 2011.
Eleven-year-old Fiona Shen won the Under 12 title with a clean score (9 out of 9).
For full scores of both tournaments click on "Results" in the left-hand column.
(28 Sept 2012, updated 5 Oct 2012):
Spring Tournaments 2012
Methew Yan wins Sydney Spring One-Day Tournament
Pasan Perera wins Sydney Spring Two-Day Tournament
Franki Sergi and Titus Maddern tie in the Western Riverina Spring One-Day Tournament
Peter Dixon and Jonathon Harding tie in Orange Spring Tournament
Sixteen-year-old Methew Yan has won the Sydney Spring One-Day Tournament with 7.5/8. Newcomer to our shores Hanwen (Thomas) Xuan shared second place with Luke Halpin and Rishi Dutta.
Sixteen-year-old Pasan Perera has won the Sydney Spring Two-Day Tournament with a one-and-a-half-point margin ahead of the Winter Two-Day winner Edward Naoumov.
Twelve-year-old Frankie Sergi and eleven-year-old Titus Maddern tied for first place in the inaugural Western Riverina Spring Tournament. Frankie was awarded the Under 18 prize and Titus the Under 12 prize.
The Orange Spring Tournament was contested by 54 players and was jointly won by Peter Dixon and Jonathon Harding.
For full scores of all tournaments click on "Results" in the left-hand column.
(16 Sept 2012):
Selection Playoffs for the Australian Schools Teams Championships 2012
As the NSW Secondary Schools Competition is held in three school-year-based grades and does not produce an overall secondary schools winner, a separate selection playoff has been held to determine the school to represent NSW in the Secondary Open division of the Australian Schools Teams Championships (ASTC). This has been won by James Ruse High School.
Scores: James Ruse High 11.5, Sydney Boys High 8.5, Sydney Grammar 4, Scots 0
A similar selection playoff was held to determine the school to represent NSW in the Secondary Girls division. It was won by St George Girls High School.
Scores: St George Girls High 3, Abbotsleigh 1
The winner of the NSW Primary Schools Competition will represent NSW in the Primary Open division. Abbotsleigh will represent NSW in the Primary Girls division.
The ASTC will be held in Canberra on the weekend of 1-2 December.
(13 Sept 2012):
Metropolitan Secondary Schools Competition 2012
The 2012 Metropolitan Secondary Schools Competition, which began in second term, has concluded.
Senior Grade has been won by Sydney Grammar School, which defeated James Ruse High School in an exciting final match.
Intermediate Grade was won by James Ruse High School, which won its final against Sydney Boys High School.
Junior Grade was won by Girraween High School, in a close final with Sydney Boys High School.
Congratulations to the winning teams.
(13 July 2012):
NSW Junior Championships 2012
Andrew Pan wins NSW Junior Championship
Kashish Christian wins NSW Under 12 Championship
Fourteen-year-old Andrew Pan won the 2012 NSW Junior Championship (Under 18) with a round to spare. He won all nine games and finished two points ahead of his nearest rival, Methew Yan. Andrew is the current Australian Under 14 Champion and had previously won the Australian Under 12 Championship.
Eleven-year-old Kashish Christian convincingly won the Under 12 title, one and a half points ahead of Kerry Lin. She conceded two draws - to Kerry Lin and Luther Yip.
For full results of both tournaments click on "Results" in the menu at left.
(12 July 2012):
Winter Tournaments 2012
Jack Rodgers and Kerry Lin win Sydney Winter One-Day Tournament
Edward Naoumov wins Sydney Winter Two-Day Tournament
Peter Dixon wins Orange Winter One-Day Tournament
Fifteen-year-old Jack Rodgers and nine-year-old Kerry Lin tied for first place in the Sydney Winter One-Day Tournament, scoring 6.5 out of 7. Jack had tied for first in the Autumn One-Day Tournament in April and Kerry had finished third.
Seventeen-year-old Edward Naoumov scored a convincing win in the Sydney Winter Two-Day Tournament, finishing one and a half points ahead of five players in second place.
The Orange Winter Tournament has been won by Peter Dixon. Peter won every game and finished two points ahead of Jake Arnold and Thomas Higgins in a field of 50 players.
For full results of all three tournaments click on "Results" in the menu at left.
(24 Jun 2012):
Secondary Schools One-Day Tournament 2012
James Ruse Agricultural High School wins the Terrey Shaw Shield
James Ruse Agricultural High School has won the won this year's Secondary Schools One-Day Tournament and with it the Terrey Shaw Shield. James Ruse's A team finished one and a half points ahead of last year's winner, Knox Grammar School, with Sydney Grammar School another threes points behind.
The Junior Division (for players in years 7 to 9) ended in a tie between North Sydney Boys High School's A and B teams, a point and a half ahead of Girraween C.
Forty-nine teams participated, 14 more than last year.
For full scores click on "Schools" in the menu in the left-hand column.
(7 June 2012):
City of Sydney Junior Championships 2011 Playoffs
The long-delayed playoffs for the 2011 City of Sydney Junior Championships titles have been completed. Eleven-year-old Anton Smirnov triumphed in the four-player playoff for the Under 18 division. A two-game playoff between Andrew Antony and Clarise Koh for the Under 15 division was tied (two draws) and a further two-game playoff was also tied (a win each), after which the title was declared shared. The Under 12 division was won by Rishi Dutta who defeated Kashish Christian 1.5 to 0.5.
Detailed results can be found by clicking on "Results" at left.
(27 Apr 2012):
Inter-schools Competitions 2012
The draws for three of the four regions in the Metropolitan Secondary Schools Competition are now available (click on "Schools" in the menu at left). The draw for the fourth region, Met South-West, will be available soon. The first round will be on Friday 4 May (the second Friday of term).
Some of the Primary Schools Competition draws are now available – the remaining draws should appear progressively over the next few days. Please monitor the Primary Schools "Draw & Results" page until your draw appears (click on "Schools" at left). The first round for most zones will be on Friday 4 May, except in some country zones which are organised locally or where schools arrange to play multiple matches in one day to reduce travel.
(19 Apr 2012):
Autumn Tournaments 2012
Lalit Prasad and Jack Rodgers win Sydney Autumn One-Day Tournament
Luke Halpin and John Badger win Sydney Autumn Two-Day Tournament
Ramon Aich wins Orange Autumn One-Day Tournament
Fifteen-year-olds Lalit Prasad and Jack Rodgers achieved their best results to date by jointly winning the Sydney Autumn One-Day Tournament, scoring 7.5 out of 8. Nine-year-old Kerry Lin was third on 7 points.
The Sydney Autumn Two-Day Tournament has been won by Luke Halpin and John Badger, aged 15 and 17 respectively. Nicholas Brown shared third place with the One-Day co-winners, Lalit Prasad and Jack Rodgers.
The Orange Autumn Tournament was won in fine style (9 out of 9) by many times previous winner Ramon Aich, two full points ahead of Nikhil Rajesh and Jonathon Harding.
For full results of all three tournaments click on "Results" in the menu at left.
(12 Feb 2012):
Summer Tournaments 2012
Andrew Pan wins the Sydney Summer Three-Day Tournament
Nicholas Brown and Daniel Cheng win the Sydney Summer One-Day Tournament
Dominic Mah wins the Sydney Summer Two-Day Tournament
Paul Russell wins the Central Coast Summer One-Day Tournament
Nikhil Rajesh wins the Orange Summer One-Day Tournament
Alysha Chin wins the Wollongong Summer One-Day Tournament
Thirteen-year-old Andrew Pan survived strong challenges from Joshua Lau, Vincent Chen, Daniel Cheng and Tim Li to win this year's Summer Three-Day Tournament with 8 points out of 9.
The Summer One-Day Tournament ended in a tie between Nicholas Brown and Daniel Cheng, who both scored 7 out of 8.
The Summer Two-Day Tournament proved to be an exciting contest in which the lead changed several times over its 12 rounds. It was won by 15-year-old Dominic Mah, who wrested the lead from top seed Methew Yan in the last round.
NSW Country Junior Champion Paul Russell won the Central Coast Summer One-Day Tournament with a clean score of 7/7.
Nikhil Rajesh was victorious in the Orange Summer One-Day Tournament, conceding only two draws – with Daniel Smith and many-times previous winner Ramon Aich.
Eleven-year-old Alysha Chin of Sydney won the Wollongong Summer One-Day Tournament on tie-break, after tying with her brother Aaron.
For detailed scores in all six tournaments click on "Results" in the menu at left.
(22 Jan 2012):
Australian Junior Championships 2012
Titles for Bernard Chau, Andrew Pan, Rowan Willathgamuwa and Kevin Willathgamuwa
Congratulations to the NSW contingent at this year's Australian Junior Championships for achieving excellent results. Highlights include:
Under 18 Open: Anton Smirnov 3rd, Rupert Coy 5th.
Under 16 Open: Bernard Chau 1st (after playoff), Pasan Perera 2nd.
Under 14 Open: Andrew Pan 1st (after playoff), Vincent Chen 3rd.
Under 12 Open: Rowan Willathgamuwa 1st, Rishi Dutta 2nd, Kashish Christian equal 3rd.
Under 10 Open: Kevin Willathgamuwa 1st.
Under 8 Open: Kevin Shen 2nd, Michael Pogrebinsky 3rd.
The new Australian Junior (Under 18) Champion is Alistair Cameron of South Australia. The Australian Girls Champion is Miranda Webb-Liddle of Victoria.
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