Rebecca Harris

Rebecca Harris

Rebecca Harris (born 13 June 1989), is an Australian junior chess champion who achieved the Women’s FIDE Master (WFM) title at the Oceania Zonal in Fiji in May 2007. [cite web|url=|title=Issue No. 404|publisher=Australian Chess Federation Newsletter|date=2007-06-01|accessdate=2008-07-07] Her current FIDE rating as of July 1, 2008 is 1875. [cite web|url=|title=Rebecca Harris|publisher=FIDE card|accessdate=2008-07-02]


Harris was born in Sydney, Australia on 13 June 1989 and graduated from Blue Mountains Grammar School in December of 2006. She is currently a 2nd year student at university studying psychology. Harris is the older sister of 16 year old Benjamin Harris (born 18 March 1992) who also completes is various chess tournaments, the best of which was at the World Youth and Doebarl Cup, where he clocked an average rating of 2250.cite web|url=|title=The Aussies are coming – in chess|publisher=Chessbase News|date=January 2008|accessdate=2008-07-07]

Rebecca started competing in chess at ten years of age, she was trained by International Masters Gary Lane and now shares her knowledge by teaching chess in schools within the Sydney district. She subsequently won the Australian National Under-16s Championship aged 13 [cite news|url=|title=Plotting her next move|publisher=Penrith Press|date=2007-05-31|accessdate=2008-07-07] as well as the Australian National Under-18s Championship aged 16. [cite news|url=|title=NSW Girls Championships 2005|publisher=NSW News|date=2005-09-30|accessdate=2008-07-07]

In 2002 she competed in the 8th World Youth Under 16 Chess Olympiad in Kuala Lumpar. [ [ 8th World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad: Kuala Lumpur 2002] ]

In 2007 she was one of seven Australian players to compete in the Commonwealth Chess Championship in New Delhi.

As outlined in the article 'The Aussies are coming', "At first glance the 18-year-old would appear as glamour model, with her stylish attire. But she is a very serious chess player. Based at Sydney, Rebecca has been playing chess for eight years, with her best performance in the Youth Olympiad at Kualalumpur in 2002. A student of pyschology, she has taken chess lessons from IM Gary Lane. She normally plays seven to eight tournaments but admits that this event is very strong. Besides chess her love is jazz dancing."

Chess — Titles and Championships

*2007 - Member of the Australian Chess Federation
*1999 - 2006 Member of NSW Junior Chess League
*2007 Australian Representative at Oceania Zonal
*2007 Australian Representative at Oceania Zonal
*Achieved a WFM Title at the Oceania Zonal (Women’s FIDE Master)
*2006 Awarded Gold Colours in Chess at Blue Mountains Grammar
*2005 Australian U18 Girls Champion
*2005 NSW U18 Girls Champion
*2003 Australian U16 Girls Champion
*2002 Australian Representative at U16 Chess Olympiad


External links

* [ Australian Chess Federation Issue newsletter No. 404, June 1, 2007]
* ( [ Oceania Zonal 2007] )
* [ Australian Chess Federation Issue newsletter No. 403, February 10, 2008]
* [ Australian Chess Federation newsletter No. 337, October 5, 2005]
* [ Newcastle District Chess Association]
* [ Mingara May Major]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Rebecca Latimer Felton — Rebecca L. Felton Rebecca Ann Felton, geb. Latimer (* 10. Juni 1835 in Decatur, Georgia, Vereinigte Staaten; † 24. Januar 1930 in Atlanta, Georgia) war eine demokratische Senatorin des US Bundesstaate …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Rebecca Ann Latimer Felton — Rebecca L. Felton Rebecca Ann Felton, geb. Latimer (* 10. Juni 1835 in Decatur, Georgia, Vereinigte Staaten; † 24. Januar 1930 in Atlanta, Georgia) war eine demokratische Senatorin des US Bundesstaates Georgia …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Harris County Sheriff's Office (Texas) — Harris County Sheriff s Office Abbreviation HCSO Patch of the Harris County Sheriff s Office …   Wikipedia

  • Rebecca Worthley — (born 1981) is a singer/songwriter from Exeter, UK.She broke onto the music scene with her full length album, Myths and Elegies , released in 2005. After extensive gigging around the country, mostly in her home city of Exeter, but also to all… …   Wikipedia

  • Rebecca Martin — (born April 24th, 1969 in Portland, Maine) is an American jazz singer and songwriter. She and Jesse Harris formed Once Blue in the early 1990s and released a self titled debut. In 1998, she released the solo album Thoroughfare . In 2002, she… …   Wikipedia

  • Rebecca Martin (Jazzsängerin) — Rebecca Martin (* 24. April 1969 in Portland, Maine) ist eine US amerikanische Folk und Jazzsängerin und Songwriterin. Martin gründete Anfang der 1990er Jahre mit Jesse Harris die Formation Once Blue und nahm ein erstes Album auf. 1998 erschien… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Rebecca Hotchkiss — Infobox soap character name = Rebecca Crane series = Passions portrayer = Maureen McCormick (2000) Andrea Evans (2000 2008) first = July 5, 2000 last = August 7, 2008 cause = creator = James E. Reilly caption1 = Andrea Evans as Rebecca Hotchkiss… …   Wikipedia

  • Rebecca Miller (EastEnders) — Infobox EastEnders character 2 character name=Rebecca Miller actor name=Jade Sharif (2005 2007) introducer=John Yorke (2000, 2002) Kathleen Hutchison (2005) years=2000, 2002, 2005–2007 dob=26 October 2000 first=26 October 2000 last=2 February… …   Wikipedia

  • Rebecca Shephard — Liste des personnages de Desperate Housewives La liste suivante est une liste exhaustive de tous les personnages récurrents ou ayant apparu dans au moins un épisode du feuilleton Desperate Housewives. Est d abord mentionné le nom du personnage,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • List of people with surname Harris — Harris is an English language surname with a variety of spellings.A list of notable people sharing the surname Harris is shown here. Only the Harris spelling is considered here.List of well known people with surname HarrisA* A. J. Harris (born… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.