One of the most drama-filled seasons of the Australian Bachelor has finally come to an end, with astrophysicist Matt choosing chemical engineer Chelsie.

And yes, they are still together!

While we’re celebrating however, let’s spare a thought for Abbie, who was dumped by Matt and has received a torrent of horrific abuse online. Remember these shows are edited to make certain contestants look like villains!

The ASX small ords is celebrating today, up 0.85 per cent to 2,913 points, as is the ASX 200, up 0.77 per cent to 6,770 points.

Going up

Leading the pack with some form of news today is Alice Queen (ASX:AQX), up 42 per cent to 3c. The company went into a trading halt shortly before lunch pending news of a capital raise.

Meanwhile, shares in Kyckr (ASX:KYK) continue to move, after it yesterday picked up the founder of big cap tech company WiseTech (ASX:WTC) as a cornerstone investor.

Richard White bought a 19.6 per cent stake. KYK shares lifted another 20 per cent today to 24c.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Friday September 20:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
DTR Dateline Resources Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $24.4M 993.4k
RIM Rimfire Pacific Mining NL 0.003 +50.00% $4.1M 800.0k
AQX Alice Queen Ltd 0.03 +42.11% $19.5M 28.0M
LCY Legacy Iron Ore Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $5.9M 250.0k
LKO Lakes Oil NL 0.004 +33.33% $66.8M 12.3M
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $3.0M 1.0M
OAR Oakdale Resources Ltd 0.02 +25.00% $6.9M 17.7M
BAS Bass Oil Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $7.3M 600.0k
SUR Sun Resources NL 0.005 +25.00% $3.3M 250.0k
AUH AustChina Holdings Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $7.0M 1.2M
DHR Dark Horse Resources Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $11.4M 822.6k
NOR Norwood Systems Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $10.4M 523.4k
AUR Auris Minerals Ltd 0.02 +23.08% $6.5M 4.4M
KAM K2 Asset Management Holdings L 0.06 +21.57% $14.9M 167.2k
DEV DevEx Resources Ltd 0.09 +20.78% $12.4M 1.3M
RMX Red Mountain Mining Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $4.7M 19.7M
GLV Global Vanadium Ltd 0.003 +20.00% $9.4M 866.7k
KYK Kyckr Ltd 0.24 +20.00% $56.2M 10.7M
GBR Great Boulder Resources Ltd 0.05 +18.42% $4.7M 24.8k

Going down

Chief amongst the laggards was Smiles Inclusive (ASX:SIL), which is having a really tough run of late. It had to answer an ASX query on Wednesday about its perilous cash position. Shares are down 36 per cent to 4c today.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Friday September 20:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
ANW Aus Tin Mining Ltd 0.003 -50.00% $6.8M 57.9M
BMG BMG Resources Ltd 0.01 -41.67% $4.0M 45.8M
SIL Smiles Inclusive Ltd 0.04 -35.94% $2.7M 491.7k
BPH BPH Energy Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $4.5M 1.3M
AVE Avecho Biotechnology Ltd 0.003 -20.00% $6.3M 27.0k
BOC Bougainville Copper Ltd 0.11 -18.52% $44.1M 150.0k
VAL Valor Resources Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $9.5M 497.8k
LML Lincoln Minerals Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $2.9M 115.0k
CTO Citigold Corp Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $12.0M 104.2k
AUT Auteco Minerals Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $5.0M 338.6k
TV2 TV2U International Ltd 0.0085 -15.00% $22.2M 1.7M
MAG Magmatic Resources Ltd 0.05 -14.29% $5.6M 700.0k
WWI West Wits Mining Ltd 0.006 -14.29% $5.5M 6.7M
AX8 Accelerate Resources Ltd 0.04 -14.00% $2.0M 6.0k
KEY Key Petroleum Ltd 0.007 -12.50% $11.8M 675.4k
DDT DataDot Technology Ltd 0.007 -12.50% $5.7M 2.5k
AEV Avenira Ltd 0.007 -12.50% $7.4M 46.0k
SUD Suda Pharmaceuticals Ltd 0.0035 -12.50% $12.4M 250.0k
BPL Broken Hill Prospecting Ltd 0.02 -12.50% $3.1M 144.7k