Laura Moylan

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Laura Moylan at the
38th Chess Olympiad in Dresden 2008
Association AustraliaAustralia Australia
Born February 27, 1983
Canberra , Australia
title International Women's Champion (1999)
Current  Elo rating 2108 (January 2020)
Best Elo rating 2127 (April 2006)
Tab at the FIDE (English)

Laura Moylan (born February 27, 1983 in Canberra ) is an Australian chess player .


Laura Moylan is originally from Canberra , where she attended Copland College in the suburb of Melba, but now lives in Sydney . Her chess teacher was Geoffrey T. Butler. She herself teaches chess at the Sydney Academy of Chess and looks after the affiliated clubs Beecroft Junior Chess Club and Hornsby Junior Chess Club. She is press officer at the New South Wales Chess Association.


In 1995, as a twelve-year-old, she finished third in the Australian U18 Championship for Women’s Youth in Canberra. She won the championship a year later. At the open Australian U18 championship in 1999 in Hervey Bay , she was second behind David Smerdon . In April 1999, she won the women's oceanic zone tournament held in the Gold Coast . At the oceanic zone tournament (female) 2002 in Korolevu on Viti Levu , she finished third. In March 2003 she took second place behind George Wendi Xie in an invitation tournament at the University of New South Wales in Sydney . In February 2006, she finished second at the Sydney City Championship.

She took part in four Chess Olympiads with the Australian women's national team: in 2000 and 2002 as reserve player, in 2006 on the second board and in 2008 on the third board. Her most successful appearance at a chess Olympiad was in Istanbul in 2000 . With 8 points from 9 games, she received an individual silver medal.

Laura Moylan has held the title of International Women's Champion (WIM) since she won the zone tournament in 1999. She would be fifth in the Australian Elo women's ranking (as of October 2014), but is listed as inactive because she has been since the Chess Olympiad Did not play an Elo-rated game in 2008.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Minutes of the annual general meeting on November 26, 2011 (English), accessed on September 21, 2012.
  2. ACF Honors Board ( Memento of February 4, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) (English)
  3. Laura Moylan's results at the women's chess Olympiads at (English)