2019 SA Under 11 – U7 State Championships & October Junior

Updated September 20th, 2019

The last Thursday and Friday of the school holidays for Term 3

Thursday Oct 10th – Friday Oct 11th 2019

Played at the Chess Centre, 10 Ranelagh St Adelaide 5000 

The SAJCL is offering juniors the choice of 3(!) tournaments these holidays – The October 60 Tournament is for older juniors and is played at a time rate of 60 minutes +10 secs per move (only 5 rounds – 2 on Thursday and 3 on Friday)  or the October 25 Tournament where the games are shorter – only 25 minutes each + 10 secs per move (10 games, 5 on Thursday, 5 on Friday). The State Under 11 – 7 Championships will all be played at 25 minutes + 10 sec/move.

The players’ ages are those on the 1st July 2019. If they are 8 or younger on 1st of July, they should play in the Under 9; if they are 9, they should play in the Under 10 and if they are 10, they should play in the Under 11 State Championships. Players who are 11 or older should play in either the October 60 minute +10 spm tournament starting or the October 25 minute +10 spm event.

The Chess Centre will be open from 8.30am on all days to allow parents to drop off youngsters before work. The sessions will all be finished by 3.30 pm, except the October 60 on the Friday may go to 5.15pm.

SA U11-U8 and the Oct 25 Tournaments: 5 games daily

Schedule: 9:30am, 11am, LUNCH at 12 noon,12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm; 

The October 60 Tournament times will be: Thursday  10am, LUNCH at 12 noon and 12:30pm & Friday: 10am, 12 NOON lunch, 12.30pm & 3pm with all games finished by 5pm

Lunches will be from 12 NOON and Pizza can be ordered each day for $5 

Special one-day tournaments will be organised for those who can play for just one day.

Prizes:

1st in U11, U10, U9, U8 & U7 – $50, 2nd: $25; 3rd $15. The Prizes for the October Tournaments will be decided on entries but as always, will be generous.

Entry Fee – $35 which covers both days but a $5 discount applies if you send an email to Alan Goldsmith or ring or text  Alan Goldsmith on 0401 67 2481 before Wednesday 9th October 2019. You can enter on the day but must do so at 9am.  The Entry for a one-day event is $15. 

 


Two Spring Lightning Tournaments – Primary & Secondary

Updated August 28th, 2019

TWO SPRING LIGHTNING TOURNAMENTS

Played at the Chess Centre, 10 Ranelagh St Adelaide 5000

Friday 6th September 2019 from 7pm- 9pm

Two great tournaments  – one for Primary students and another for Secondary students.

Each tournament will consist of 7 games where each player has just 5 minutes on the clock .. fast, furious and fun! And a fabulous way to learn new ideas and make great friends. And it should all be finished by 9pm.

There will be two prize groups in the Primary Competition – Years 2-4 and Years 5-7. 

There will be two prize groups for the Secondary Competition- Years 7-9 and Years 10-12. 

First prize in each of these sections will be $40 and other prizes will depend on entries.

Students in Year 7 can elect to play in either the Primary or Secondary Competition.

The cost is just $10 to play.

To enter, simply text your name, school and year level to Alan Goldsmith on 0401 672 481 or email to agoldsmith@internode.on.net Simply pay on the the night. Entries will close at 6.45pm on the Friday.


2019 SA U12 Championships & July Junior (U11)

Updated June 22nd, 2019

2019 SA Under 12 Championship – 25 mins +10 spm

July Junior Tournament (under 11) – 15 mins each

The LAST Thursday and Friday of the school holidays

Thursday July 18th and Friday July 19th – 9:30AM Start

Played at the Chess Centre, 10 Ranelagh St Adelaide 5000

The Chess Centre will be open from 8.00am on both days to allow parents to drop off youngsters before work.. The sessions will all be finished by 4pm.

These are among South Australiaʼs most prestigious junior events. They are a brilliant way to improve at chess. The players use clocks and are encouraged to record their moves. Some very good prizes. The players’ ages are those at the 1st of July.

The July Junior Tournament is for players aged 10 and under and is just great fun and all juniors are encouraged to have a try – you simply need to know how the pieces move and then you start learning ideas instantly. It starts at 9:30AM and finishes at 3PM daily.

Special one-day tournaments will be organised for those who can play for just one day.

Schedule: State Under 12 Championship:
5 games daily: 9.30am, 11am, LUNCH at 12 noon, 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm. Clocks will be used with 25 minutes +10 sec/move per player per game.

Schedule: July Junior:

8 games daily: 9.30 am, 10.30 am, 11.00 am 11.30am LUNCH at 12 noon, and 12:30pm, 1pm, 1:45pm and 2:30pm – 15 minutes per player for the whole game.

Prizes:

U12 First Prize of $75 U11: 1st Prize – $40.00 Other age prizes depending on entries – the more the better!

The July Junior: 1st prize: $40 Other prizes for other ages

Entry Fee – $35 which covers both days but a $5 discount applies if you register through the web site www.sajuniorchess.org or ring or SMS Alan Goldsmith on 0401 67 2481 or email alang@knightsandbytes.com.au before Wednesday 17th July 2019. You can enter on the Thursday but must do so at 9 am.

Entry for a one-day event is $15.

Lunches will be around 12 noon and Pizza can be ordered each day for $5.