Australian, Emirati win Asian Amateurs in Sydney Print
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 09:10

Australian junior Ari Dale (rated 2061) has won the 2012 Asian Amateur Championship which was held  1-8 June 2012 at the Parramatta RSL Chess Club in Sydney.


The Women’s Amateur Championship was won by Vineetha Wijesuriya (Luxman’s sister who recently transferred Federations from Sri Lanka to Australia).


The Unrated Amateur Championship was won by Tarek Al-Taher of UAE, above, receiving the champion's cup from Asian Chess Federation General Secretary Hisham Al Taher as FIDE Zone 3.6 (Oceania) President Brian Jones, left, announces the winners.


The event was organised by the Oceania Chess Federation on behalf of the Asian Chess Federation, who awarded Asian Master titles to all three Champions. 

Full results at

The prize-giving was followed by the 2012 Oceania Blitz Championship which was won by Australian IM George Xie. See

Brian Jones

President, FIDE Zone 3.6 (Oceania)

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