Australian Chess Championships 2010 Print
Thursday, 14 January 2010 00:07
The Australian Chess Championships 2010 were held from 2nd to 13th January at the North Sydney Leagues Club. Five tournaments were run on this occasion: Australian Championship, Australian Major U2150, Australian Minor U1600, norths Chess Classic U1600 and Australian Lightning Championship.

GM Zong Yuan Zhao (NSW) has won the Australian Championship for the first time, with a record-equalling 10 out of 11 score! IM George Xie (NSW) finished second with 9 out of 11 points. Third was GM Gawain Jones (Eng), and 4th GM Darryl Johansen (Vic). Shared on the 5th were IM Stephen Solomon, FM Vladimir Smirnov (NSW) and Max Illingworth (NSW). "A great day for Australian chess, with George Xie wrapping up his second Grandmaster norm and Vladimir Smirnov securing his second International Master norm." - GM Ian Rogers commented for the official bulletin.

The Australian Major U2150 was much closer at the top. David Garner (England/ Vic) and Jason Hu (NSW) tied for first with 9 out of 11. Third equal were Kevin Sheldrick (WA), Paul Broekhuyse (NSW), Alex Stahnke (QLD) and Johny Bolens (NSW) on 8.5.
Mark Stokes (QLD) won the Australian Minor U1600 with 9 out of 11. Second equal on 8 points were Tim Li (NSW) and Axel Stahnke (QLD) on 8 points.
norths Chess Classic U1600, 7 day competition - Joshua Dalton (Vic) has won this tournament with 5.5 points out of 7. He was followed by Peter Yang (NSW), Clive Lane (NSW) and Elliott Renzies (Vic) all on 5.

GM Gawain Jones (England) won the Australian Lightning Championship. As he is not eligible to win the title a play-off was held between the 2 players who finished second equal, Junta Ikeda (ACT) and Moulthon Ly (QLD), which was won by Ikeda 2-0. 88 players took part.

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Round 11 results:

GM Zhao Zong-Yuan 1 - 0 FM Rej Tomek
IM Solomon Stephen J 1 - 0 IM Xie George Wendi
GM Jones Gawain C B 1 - 0 Yuan Yi
GM Johansen Darryl K ½ - ½ Ikeda Junta
Illingworth Max 1 - 0 FM Smirnov Vladimir
IM Lane Gary W 1 - 0 IM Feldman Vladimir
IM Morris James ½ - ½ FM Nakauchi Gene
FM Hamilton Douglas G 1 - 0 FM Levi Eddy
Morris Michael 0 - 1 IM Wohl Aleksandar H
Schon Eugene 0 - 1 Ly Moulthun
Pyke Malcolm ½ - ½ Bird Andrew
Charles Gareth ½ - ½ Wallis Christopher
Lazarus Ben ½ - ½ Matheson Laurence
Atzmon-Simon Barak 0 - 1 Brown Andrew


Final Ranking after 11 Rounds:

1. GM Zhao Zong-Yuan AUS 2572 - 10
2. IM Xie George Wendi AUS 2448 - 9
3. GM Jones Gawain C B ENG 2561 - 7.5
4. GM Johansen Darryl K AUS 2453 - 7
5. FM Smirnov Vladimir RUS 2392 - 6.5
6. IM Solomon Stephen J AUS 2428 - 6.5
7. Illingworth Max AUS 2248 - 6.5
8. Ikeda Junta AUS 2275 - 6
9. IM Lane Gary W AUS 2377 - 6
10. IM Wohl Aleksandar H AUS 2458 - 6
11. FM Hamilton Douglas G AUS 2193 - 6
12. Yuan Yi AUS 2129 - 5.5
13. FM Rej Tomek AUS 2364 - 5.5
14. Ly Moulthun AUS 2335 - 5.5
15. FM Nakauchi Gene AUS 2081 - 5.5
16. IM Morris James AUS 2305 - 5.5
17. FM Levi Eddy AUS 2271 - 5
18. IM Feldman Vladimir AUS 2271 - 5
19. Morris Michael AUS 2016 - 4.5
20. Bird Andrew AUS 2182 - 4.5
21. Wallis Christopher AUS 2246 - 4.5
22. Matheson Laurence AUS 2048 - 4.5
23. Brown Andrew AUS 2114 - 4
24. Schon Eugene AUS 2167 - 4
25. Pyke Malcolm AUS 2164 - 4
26. Charles Gareth AUS 2175 - 3.5
27. Atzmon-Simon Barak ISR 2182 - 3
28. Lazarus Ben AUS 2162 - 3

 
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