Chess Association of Western Australia


2018 Albany Junior Chess Championships


The 2018 Albany Junior Chess Championships were held on Sunday 30th September at Frost Park Hall, Mount Barker. The event attracted 20 players from Mount Barker and the surrounding area, including Albany, Torbay and Kendenup.

At the top of the tournament, there was a tie for first place between Brendan Squire and Stacey Smith, both scoring 6/7. They had a 15min playoff for the title with Brendan emerging victorious.

Congratulations to Brendan Squire, the 2018 Albany Junior Chess Champion!

The surprise of the tournament was nine-year-old Ayden Tempany who finished outright third with 5.5/7. Consequently, he was awarded the title of Albany Under 15 Chess Champion.

The title of Albany Under 12 Chess Champion was very deservedly awarded to Maxwell Wright with a score of 4.5/7, who also tied for fourth overall. The title of Albany Under 9 Chess Champion was awarded to Logan Van Vliet with 2/7. Getting two wins in a very tough field of mostly older players was a great achievement.

A big thank you goes to Mount Barker Community College for providing us with the venue and Douglas Klaffer in particular, who spent an enormous amount of time and effort behind the scenes making this event possible.

Report kindly provided by Jay Lakner.

2018 Albany Junior Chess Championships Prize Winners


  Under 18
  1st Brendan Squire
  2nd Stacey Smith
  3rd Lilly Twigger

  Under 15
  1st Ayden Tempany
  2nd Sebastian James Glas
  3rd Kurtis Van Vliet

  Under 12
  1st Maxwell Wright
  2nd Bodhi Gregory
  3rd Rhiley Hamilton

  Under 9
  1st Logan Van Vliet
  2nd Rosemary Twigger
  3rd Connor Lindberg

  Merit Awards
  Tristan Cherry,   Evan Hancock
  John Righton,   Mason Cousins
  Daisy Twigger,   Sidney Twigger
  Dylan Adrian Glas,   Grace Croston




2018 Albany Junior Chess Championships Cross Table


Pos NAME                 Rtg   T  Fed  Pts |   1     2     3     4     5     6     7    |  Buc1    BucT  
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  1 Brendan Squire          0     AUS  6.0 | +B12  +W9   +B10  +W4   +B3   -W2   +B6    |   27.0    30.5 
  2 Stacey Smith            0     AUS  6.0 | +W15  -B3   +W19  +W16  +B6   +B1   +W7    |   24.5    26.0 
  3 Ayden Tempany           0     AUS  5.5 | +B7   +W2   =B4   +W5   -W1   +B9   +W11   |   28.5    32.0 
  4 Maxwell Wright          0     AUS  4.5 | +B20  +W6   =W3   -B1   +W11  -B7   +W9    |   26.5    27.0 
  5 Sebastian James Glas    0     AUS  4.5 | =W11  +B17  +W13  -B3   -W9   +B15  +W10   |   22.0    24.0 
  6 Bodhi Gregory           0     AUS  4.0 | +W17  -B4   +W11  +B7   -W2   +B13  -W1    |   27.5    29.5 
  7 Lilly Twigger           0     AUS  4.0 | -W3   +B15  +B14  -W6   +B16  +W4   -B2    |   25.5    28.0 
  8 Kurtis Van Vliet        0     AUS  4.0 | -W10  +B19  =W9   -B11  =W12  +B18  +W15   |   18.5    20.0 
  9 Rhiley Hamilton         0     AUS  3.5 | +W13  -B1   =B8   +W10  +B5   -W3   -B4    |   28.0    31.5 
 10 Tristan Cherry          0     AUS  3.5 | +B8   +W14  -W1   -B9   =W13  +B12  -B5    |   25.0    28.0 
 11 Evan Hancock            0     AUS  3.5 | =B5   +W16  -B6   +W8   -B4   +W17  -B3    |   25.0    27.0 
 12 Mason Cousins           0     AUS  3.5 | -W1   +B18  -B16  +W14  =B8   -W10  +W19   |   21.0    22.5 
 13 Daisy Twigger           0     AUS  3.5 | -B9   +W20  -B5   +W17  =B10  -W6   +B16   |   20.0    20.5 
 14 Dylan Adrian Glas       0     AUS  3.0 | +W19  -B10  -W7   -B12  -W15  +B20  +B17   |   17.0    17.5 
 15 John Righton            0     AUS  2.5 | -B2   -W7   =B18  +W20  +B14  -W5   -B8    |   23.5    24.0 
 16 Grace Croston           0     AUS  2.5 | +W18  -B11  +W12  -B2   -W7   =B19  -W13   |   22.5    24.0 
 17 Logan Van Vliet         0     AUS  2.0 | -B6   -W5   +B20  -B13  +W18  -B11  -W14   |   20.5    21.0 
 18 Sidney Twigger          0     AUS  2.0 | -B16  -W12  =W15  =B19  -B17  -W8   +W20   |   16.0    16.5 
 19 Rosemary Twigger        0     AUS  1.5 | -B14  -W8   -B2   =W18  =B20  =W16  -B12   |   21.0    21.5 
 20 Connor Lindberg         0     AUS  0.5 | -W4   -B13  -W17  -B15  =W19  -W14  -B18   |   17.5    19.0