Australian Open Winners

Year Champion
1971 Lajos Portisch (HUN)
1973 Max Fuller
1975 Max Fuller
1977 Trevor Hay (on tiebreak from S. Booth & Mike
1979 Max Fuller
1981 Robert Jamieson
1983 Darryl Johansen
1985 Guy West
1987 Gyula Sax (HUN)
1989 Alex Wohl and Robin Hill
1991 Lembit Oll (EST), Edvins Kengis (LAT), Stefan Djuric (Yugoslavia), Darryl Johansen and Tony Miles (ENG)
1993 Ian Rogers
1995 Dinh Duc Trong (VIE)
1997 Darryl Johansen
1999 Vadim Milov (SUI)
2001 Stefan Djuric
2003 John-Paul Wallace
2005 WGM Elena Sedina (Italy/Ukraine)
2007 Zong-Yuan Zhao
2009 Alex Wohl (on countback over George Xie)
2011 George Xie (on countback over Zong Yuan Zhao and Moulthun Ly)
2013 Bobby Cheng
2015 Ni Hua (China)
2017 Max Illingworth (on countback over Temur Kuybukarov (UZB), Kanan Izzat (AZE) and Yi Liu)
Note: If two or more players tie for first in the Australian Open tournament, one is awarded the title Australian Open Chess Champion on countback. For 1989 Wohl, and for 1991 Oll, are included alone on the perpetual trophy but information is sought about whether and how the tie was broken for those years.