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    2004 World Youth - Crete

    The first of the Australians have started leaving Australia to travel to Crete to participate in the World Youth.

    I am sure we would all like to wish them a safe journey and the best of luck in the tournaments. A lot of attention will obviously centre on Raymond Song who will be playing in the Open Under 10 again and trying to better his 5th place from last year. However we have many other strong players going and everyone will be trying for their personal bests.

    A 50% score is a fantastic effort and for many of our kids, even playing thier hearts out, a more realistic achievement is around 4, 4.5 points, particularly in the older divisions.

    Many of the strong countries send 5 or 6 players in each division and so it is much harder to achieve a 50% score than it was 5 or 6 years ago.

    I have now handed over management of the team to Robert and Sonia Song, who will look after the team in Crete. A special thank-you to Mona Lee who seems to have inherited the role of uniform officer for the team.

    The full team is

    Open Under 18

    Denis Bourmistrov
    Janson Hu

    Girls Under 18

    Shannon Oliver

    Open Under 16

    Ronald Yu
    Vincent Suttor

    Girls Under 16

    Heather Huddleston

    Open Under 14

    Moulthun Ly
    Sherab Guo-Yuthok

    Girls Under 14

    Casey Hickman

    Open Under 12

    Max Illingworth

    Girls under 12

    Angela Song

    Open Under 10

    Raymond Song

    Girls Under 10

    Emma Guo
    Lara Ong

    Coaches

    GM Ian Rogers
    Manuel Weeks
    IM Laszlo Hazai
    IM Gary Lane
    Brett Tindall

    Cathy Rogers will be working as an Arbiter and is always an asset to the team and of course official photographer.

    Baggage Handlers

    Robert and Sonia Song
    Yolande Suttor
    Tina Huddleston
    Eakheng Ly
    Lyndy Hickman
    Dianne Illingworth
    SweeSee Lee

    http://www.greekchess.com/wycc2004/wycc04.html

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    I shall watch the tournament with interest, especially the Box Hill contingent, against whom I have played some fun games. You know, it doesn't seem that long since the last World Youth.

    And it's good to see the baggage handlers getting proper recognition.

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    from Sonia Song

    hi Jenni, a quick note to say we've arrived Crete safe and sound. So far we have the Songs, Hu, Yu, Lys, and Laszlo, with more to come tomorrow.

    This time we are placed at Terra Maris (near the tournament hall) and so far all is quiet, and the rooms are all very nice and right next to a pool.

    I am told our neighbours are going to be the USA & UK teams, so Robert said the organisors have put the 'coalition of the willing' teams at the terra maris.

    Happy to report the food is as good as 2 years ago and staff just as friendly. The only downside is internet access is not all that flash and we have to use the hotel connection at 5 Euros per hour. Other than that it is great to be back here.

    Best regards,
    Sonia

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenni
    I am told our neighbours are going to be the USA & UK teams, so Robert said the organisors have put the 'coalition of the willing' teams at the terra maris.
    Is it really safe to have Denis near the UK teams?

    All the best for the team!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Stead
    Is it really safe to have Denis near the UK teams?

    All the best for the team!
    Actually it is the Welsh team that is really bad!

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    Here is a link to the easiest way to find the teams results after round 2

    http://schach.wienerzeitung.at/asp/t...fedb=AUS&lan=1

    Code:
    SNo   Name FED Rtg                     1 2 Pts.     Rk.   
    9    Song Raymond AUS 2002             1 0 1.0      40 Boys U10 
    68   Illingworth Max AUS 0             0 0 0.0      104 Boys U12 
    66   Ly Moulthun AUS 2056              0 1 1.0      73 Boys U14 
    100  Guo-Yuthok Sherab AUS 0           0 0 0.0      114 Boys U14 
    55   Yu Ronald AUS 2202                ½ 1 1.5      34 Boys U16 
    88   Suttor Vincent AUS 2013           0 0 0.0      101 Boys U16 
    58   Bourmistrov Denis AUS 2182        0 1 1.0      54 Boys U18 
    71   Hu Jason AUS 2062                 1 0 1.0      43 Boys U18 
    32   Guo Emma AUS 0                    1 0 1.0      29 Girls U10 
    56   Ong Lara AUS 0                    0 1 1.0      55 Girls U10 
    19   Song Angela AUS 1838              1 ½ 1.5      18 Girls U12 
    68   Hickman Casey AUS 0               0 0 0.0      84 Girls U14 
    52   Huddleston Heather AUS 1957       ½ ½ 1.0      42 Girls U16 
    50   Oliver Shannon AUS 1980           0 0 0.0      59 Girls U18

    I am sorry I don't know how to get this table to format correctly.
    Last edited by Barry Cox; 06-11-2004 at 10:26 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chess Dad
    I am sorry I don't know how to get this table to format correctly.
    I find an editor with a non-proportional font the easiest way to get thnigs looking right. Something like Notepad works ok for small jobs like this.
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    Haven't heard much from Crete (and the bit I have is probably not repeatable and not to do with the chess ). There is a doubled up round today, so they are probably flat out preparing.

    According to Sonia, Shannon had a good position in the first round for most of the game, but it didn't end up in a win.

    Jason Hu had a really good win in the first round - he was a bit worried about his performace in the NSW Championships, but so far so good overseas.

    Its early days still for all the kids - a long way to go and hopefully the early loss for Ray won't matter by the end.

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    thanks chess dad, that's an informative link, saves lots of time.

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    Results for round 3 are up. Everyone is now off zero, except Max and he plays a Kenyan next, so I think has to win. The Kenyans are terribly enthusiastic and have potential, but don't have a very good track record at the World Youth.

    Jason won again, so is having a fantastic time! Heather and Angela are currently undefeated.

    scores

    Ray 2
    Angela 2
    Heather 2
    Jason 2
    Ronald 1.5
    Emma 1
    Lara 1
    Shannon 1
    Moulthun 1
    Denis 1
    Casey .5
    Sherab .5
    Vincent .5
    Max 0

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    Here are the results after round 4

    Code:
      
    SNo   Name FED Rtg 			1 2 3 4 Pts. 	Rk.   
    9    Song Raymond AUS 2002 		1 0 1 1 3.0 	23 Boys U10 
    68   Illingworth Max AUS 0 		0 0 0 1 1.0 	110 Boys U12 
    66   Ly Moulthun AUS 2056 		0 1 0 1 2.0 	76 Boys U14 
    100  Guo-Yuthok Sherab AUS 0 		0 0 ½ 0 0.5 	119 Boys U14 
    55   Yu Ronald AUS 2202 		½ 1 0 1 2.5 	39 Boys U16 
    88   Suttor Vincent AUS 2013 		0 0 ½ 1 1.5 	90 Boys U16 
    58   Bourmistrov Denis AUS 2182 	0 1 0 1 2.0 	52 Boys U18 
    71   Hu Jason AUS 2062 			1 0 1 ½ 2.5 	27 Boys U18 
    32   Guo Emma AUS 0 			1 0 0 0 1.0 	61 Girls U10 
    56   Ong Lara AUS 0 			0 1 0 1 2.0 	49 Girls U10 
    19   Song Angela AUS 1838 		1 ½ ½ 0 2.0 	33 Girls U12 
    68   Hickman Casey AUS 0 		0 0 ½ 1 1.5 	73 Girls U14 
    52   Huddleston Heather AUS 1957 	½ ½ 1 0 2.0 	38 Girls U16 
    50   Oliver Shannon AUS 1980 		0 0 1 0 1.0 	58 Girls U18
    For more detail see
    http://schach.wienerzeitung.at/asp/t...&bild=30&lan=1


    (Thanks Barry looks like I have mastered this table formatting )
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    It is great to see some of the Aus junior players performing well above their ratings against tough opposition!

    I am not familiar with all of our players - could someone post which state each of our representatives is from? Thanks.

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    State

    Qld

    Moulthun Ly

    Vic

    Denis Bourmistrov
    Casey Hickman

    ACT

    Emma Guo
    Lara Ong
    Sherab Guo-Yuthok
    Shannon Oliver

    rest are NSW

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    Updates from the front

    According to Sonia Song, Max won his game in about 20 minutes, Angela lost from a completely winnng game and Jason accepted a draw offer in a good position because his opponnent was a FM. He plays another one tonight, so hopefully won't do the same!

    Unfortunately Lara Ong and Emma Guo had to play each other in round 4. You would think having come half way across the world to play this wouldn't happen! Emma and Lara are very good friends and Lara gave Emma a draw when she was totally winning in Perth earlier this year. Shannon (who is Lara's coach) has done a fair bit of work with her about being friends away from the board, but being prepared to take the point across the board and it looks like this has been successful, because Lara did win this time.

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    Where is the next world youth may i ask? and when? i saw on the fide website that it was in france in july. However, that must be the u/20s one but it does say YOUTH of it.

    Can anyone tell me when the next WYCC is please?

    Thanks,
    Vaness Reid.

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