Three of the 4 Aussie teams currently competing in the World Youth U16 Olympiad in Singapore were routed in yesterday's first round.
Uzbekistan downed Australia 3 by 4-0 while Turkey also meted out the same scoreline to Australia 4. The all-girl side of Australia 2 lost to Zambia, 3-1, with board 1 WFM Angela Song beating her opposite number. Australia's crack side, however - comprising of Ikeda, Lin, Song and Illingworth - blanked out their Hong Kong 1 opposition, 4-0.
The lone RP team began well enough by beating Switzerland 3 games to 1. RP's board 4 result, Robert Grafil losing to Swiss Nicolas Duport, was the only blemish.