Chess Association of Western Australia




2015 State Junior Championships

The 2015 WA State Junior Chess Championships were held over 3 days from the 13th to 15th of April at North Woodvale Primary School.


The 2015 Western Australian Junior Championships were a little better supported than last years Championships with 8 Players in the under 14,16,18 and 18 players in the under 10 and 12 Divisions. There were very few surprises with Kundan Dharmapuri taking out the under 10 Title, Benjamin Hurst the under 12, Kundanís brother Sri Krishna, the defending under 14 Champion once again the under 14 Title and defending Champion Ignatius Yap taking out the WA Junior Title without having to share it with anyone this year. A newcomer to our chess scene, Asadullah Aljunied, won the under 16 Title. All players receive a participation certificate for taking part in the State Junior Championships and all players not receiving a first, second or third Trophy but having scored 50% or better in their division receive a merit award trophy. Sadly 4 players who indicated they wished to play did not bother to turn up or contact anyone in that regard.

Report by: Norbert Muller DOP

Final Results

Under 10

Under 10 Champion: Kundan Dharmapuri
2nd equal: Andrew Walker & Haydar Aljunied

Merit Awards: Elias Szabo & Alexander Loukine

Under 12

Under 12 Champion: Benjamin Hurst
2nd: Adam Healy
3rd: Aaron Gibson-John

Merit Awards: Tyler Richardson, Jin Lee, Neil van Tonder & Jude Williams

Under 14/16/18

WA Junior Champion: Ignatius Yap

Under 16 Champion: Asadullah Aljunied
2nd under 16: Darcy Frazer

Under 14 Champion: Sri Krishna Dharmapuri
2nd equal 14: Rahal Wijesuriya & Saffiyya Aljunied





2015 State Junior Championship U/10 Final Standings


Place Name               Feder Rtg Loc Score Berg. Wins

  1   Dharmapuri, Kundan WA            8     30.00    8
 2-3  Walker, Andrew     WA            7     26.00    7
      Aljunied, Haydar   WA            7     24.50    7
  4   Szabo, Elias       WA            6.5   21.25    6
  5   Loukine, Alexander WA            4.5   13.25    4
 6-7  El-Fayoumi, Adam   WA            4     11.00    4
      Poon, Matthew      WA            4      8.00    4
 8-9  Law, Asher         WA            2      4.50    2
      Doss, Kierenson    WA            2      2.00    2
 10   Prajesh, Shivang   WA            0      0.00    0


2015 State Junior Championship U/10 Cross Table

No Name Feder Rtg #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10
1 Dharmapuri, Kundan WA   * W L W W W W W W W
2 Walker, Andrew WA   L * W W W L W W W W
3 Aljunied, Haydar WA   W L * L W W W W W W
4 Szabo, Elias WA   L L W * D W W W W W
5 Loukine, Alexander WA   L L L D * W W L W W
6 El-Fayoumi, Adam WA   L W L L L * L W W W
7 Poon, Matthew WA   L L L L L W * W W W
8 Law, Asher WA   L L L L W L L * L W
9 Doss, Kierenson WA   L L L L L L L W * W
10 Prajesh, Shivang WA   L L L L L L L L L *


2015 State Junior Championship U/12 Final Standings


Place Name                  Feder Rtg Loc  Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

  1   Hurst, Benjamin       WA        1354 8        23.0  29.5   36.0
  2   Healy, Adam           WA             6        24.0  32.5   30.0
  3   Gibson-John, Aaron    WA             5.5      23.5  32.0   26.0
  4   Richardson, Tyler     WA             5        23.5  32.0   19.0
  5   Lee, Jin              WA             4.5      25.5  34.0   17.0
 6-7  Williams, Jude        WA             4        25.5  36.0   18.0
      Van Tonder, Neil      WA             4        25.5  34.0   22.0
  8   Vrbasso, Annika       WA             3        24.5  33.0   14.0
  9   Kinsella, Declan      WA             1        27.0  37.5    6.0
10-12 Valleekanthan, Conran WA             0         6.0   6.0    0.0
      Rode, Erin            WA             0         5.0   5.0    0.0
      Lovercio, Caylam      WA             0         3.5   3.5    0.0


2015 State Junior Championship U/12 Cross Table


No Name                  Feder Rtg  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8  

1  Hurst, Benjamin       WA         4:W 5:W 3:W 2:W 6:W 8:W 9:W 7:W
2  Healy, Adam           WA        10:W 6:W 5:W 1:L 9:W 3:W 7:W 4:L
3  Gibson-John, Aaron    WA        11:W 7:W 1:L 9:W 8:W 2:L 5:D 0:W
4  Richardson, Tyler     WA         1:L 9:W 8:L 5:W 7:W 6:L 0:W 2:W
5  Lee, Jin              WA         8:W 1:L 2:L 4:L 0:W 9:W 3:D 6:W
6  Williams, Jude        WA        12:W 2:L 7:L 0:W 1:L 4:W 8:W 5:L
7  Van Tonder, Neil      WA         9:W 3:L 6:W 8:W 4:L 0:W 2:L 1:L
8  Vrbasso, Annika       WA         5:L 0:W 4:W 7:L 3:L 1:L 6:L 9:W
9  Kinsella, Declan      WA         7:L 4:L 0:W 3:L 2:L 5:L 1:L 8:L
10 Valleekanthan, Conran WA         2:L 0:  0:  0:  0:  0:  0:  0: 
11 Rode, Erin            WA         3:L 0:  0:  0:  0:  0:  0:  0: 
12 Lovercio, Caylam      WA         6:L 0:  0:  0:  0:  0:  0:  0: 



2015 State Junior Championship U/14/16/18 Final Standings


Place Name                           Feder Rtg Loc  Score Berg. Wins

  1   Yap, Ignatius                  WA        1697 7     21.00    7
  2   Dharmapuri, Sri Krishna Kousel WA        1397 6     15.00    6
  3   Aljunied, Asadullah            WA             4      8.00    4
 4-6  Aljunied, Safiyya              WA             3      7.50    3
      Frazer, Darcy                  WA             3      5.00    3
      Wijesuriya, Rahal              WA             3      5.00    3
  7   Van Tonder, Andre              Wa             1.5    3.25    1
  8   Van Tonder, Talitha            WA             0.5    0.75    0


2015 State Junior Championship U/14/16/18 Cross Table

No Name Feder Rtg #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8
1. Yap, Ignatius WA   * W W W W W W W
2. Dharmapuri, Sri Krishna Kousel WA   L * W W W W W W
3. Aljunied, Safiyya WA   L L * W L W L W
4. Aljunied, Asadullah WA   L L L * W W W W
5. Frazer, Darcy WA   L L W L * W W L
6. Van Tonder, Talitha WA   L L L L L * D L
7. Van Tonder, Andre Wa   L L W L L D * L
8. Wijesuriya, Rahal WA   L L L L W W W *