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Oepty
30-01-2010, 01:54 PM
The AusJCL AGM was held during the Australian Juniors in Hobart.
It involved the election of the following committee members.
President: Charles Zworestine
Vice- President: Ian Rogers
Secretary: Tracey Gray
Treasurer: Tania Simmonds
Selection Coordinator: Weng Nian Siow (as you have probably seen he is already hard at work)
Webmaster: David Cordover
General Committee
Celine Derwent (Junior Email Bulletin Editor)
Russell Horton
Scott Colliver

The position of Junior Development Officer was left vacant and the meeting left the option of someone from WA joining the committee so that all states are represented.

There was a number of decisions made at the meeting, but the major decision was the adoption of the proposed new format that was put to the meeting. This proposal came out of a lot of work including a survey of parents in 2008 and is aimed at increasing numbers attending the Australian Juniors by reducing the cost to attend the the tournament.

The main changes are,

Each of the age groups U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18 will be held as seperate tournaments, in both open and girls, subject to numbers. The girls in particular may need combining of divisions.

The Australian Juniors will be reduced to nine days in length - to be held from a Saturday through to the following Sunday. The fourth day (Tuesday) will be a rest day when the lightniing and Problem Solving will be held.
The Rapid play and a new Transfer tournament will be held on a weekend, one tournment on each day, at another time of the year.

The Under 18 and Under 16, Open and Girls tournaments will be 9 rounds in length, with there being one double day, the second day, rounds 2 & 3.
This means they will play
Saturday Round 1
Sunday Rounds 2 & 3
Monday Round 4
Tuesday rest day
Wednesday Round 5
Thursday Round 6
Friday Round 7
Saturday Round 8
Sunday Round 9

The Under 14 and Under 12, Open and Girls tournaments will be 9 rounds played over 5 days.
The will play starting day 5.
Wednesday Rounds 1 & 2
Thursday Rounds 3 & 4
Friday Rounds 5 & 6
Saturday Rounds 7 & 8
Sunday Round 9

The Under 10 and Under 18, Open and Girls tournaments was proposed to be 11 rounds although disscussion meant there is flexibility on whether it will be 11 or 9 rounds. This will be played over the first 3 days.
Saturday 3 rounds
Sunday 3 or 4 rounds
Monday 3 or 4 rounds

The time controls for the under under 10 and under 8, Open and Girls will be 60mins plus 10 secs per move.
All other tournaments 90mins + 30secs per move.

Players, like under the old format, will be able to play up in a higher age group and girls can play in the open sections, the are NOT boys sections.

I think this new format is an excellent move by the AusJCL and the AusJCL has done an excellent job in bringing this change to fruition.
Scott

Adamski
30-01-2010, 02:12 PM
That's all good, Scott, and all the best for your own role on the committee.

Oepty
30-01-2010, 02:25 PM
That's all good, Scott, and all the best for your own role on the committee.

Thankyou
Scott

Garvinator
30-01-2010, 04:28 PM
All other tournaments 90mins + 30secs per move.
Very short time control for an event that is supposed to be preparing players for overseas events. Why not 40 moves in 90 etc?

Bill Gletsos
30-01-2010, 06:17 PM
The AusJCL AGM was held during the Australian Juniors in Hobart.
It involved the election of the following committee members.
President: Charles Zworestine
Vice- President: Ian Rogers
Secretary: Tracey Gray
Treasurer: Tania Simmonds
Selection Coordinator: Weng Nian Siow (as you have probably seen he is already hard at work)
Webmaster: David Cordover
General Committee
Celine Derwent (Junior Email Bulletin Editor)
Russell Horton
Scott Colliver

The position of Junior Development Officer was left vacant and the meeting left the option of someone from WA joining the committee so that all states are represented.The position of Webmaster is not a AusJCL Council position according to the AusJCL constitution.
Also the position of Events Co-Ordinator appears to also be vacant.

Nicholas D-C
30-01-2010, 08:39 PM
Very short time control for an event that is supposed to be preparing players for overseas events. Why not 40 moves in 90 etc? Apparently 90+30 is needed to meet FIDE guidelines.

Garvinator
30-01-2010, 08:43 PM
Apparently 90+30 is needed to meet FIDE guidelines.90 mins plus 30 seconds ie no extra half hour is the minimum time control to fide rate an event.

As I said, it is the minimum. Most overseas junior selection events are played at time controls longer than 90 + 30 and usually are at 40/90.