It was a Chinese one-two in KL as Chao Li roared to a 9 point victory while compatriot Yunguo Wan placed second on 8.5 points. The Australian contingent's scores are as follows:
6.0 - IM Gary Lane, FM Brett Tindall
5.5 - Chris Wallis, Max Illingworth, FM Brian Jones
5.0 - WIM Laura Moylan
4.5 - Eugene Schon, Roland Brockman
3.5 - Justin Tan
New Zealanders Paul Spiller and Hilton Bennett played and drew against each other in the final round to post 4.5 points each.
Meanwhile over in the Netherlands' Euwe Stimulans event - another Kiwi, Puchen Wang, scored 6 points to finish third overall behind Simutowe and Barua. Puchen powered through his last 2 games beating GM Barua and then the legendary Nona Gaprindashvili.