2018 Australian Schools Teams Championships

Updated September 23rd, 2018

The SA Junior Chess League is delighted to be conducting the Australian Schools Teams Championships on behalf of the Australian Chess Federation in Adelaide on Saturday and Sunday, 1st-2nd December 2018.

Each state and territory is entitled to send four teams to compete in the Championships – one team in each of four sections:

  • Primary Open
  • Primary Girls
  • Secondary Open
  • Secondary Girls

The teams participating are normally the winners of the various state schools competitions. (For this reason the Australian Schools Championships are sometimes referred to as the “Australian Schools Finals” or the “National Schools Finals”.)

The SAJCL extends a warm welcome to visiting teams and their supporters – we aim to help make your stay in Adelaide an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

 Venue – schedule – how to enter – current entries


ASTC 2018 – Team entry form

SA Under 11 – Under 8 State Championships

Updated September 4th, 2018

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

Thursday Oct 11th – Friday Oct 12th 2018

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 (9 games, 4 on Thursday, 5 on Friday). The State Under 11 – 9 Championships will all be played at 25 minutes + 10 sec/move.

The players’ ages are those on the 1st July 2018. 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 4.15pm.

4 games on Thursday, 5 games on Friday

Thursday: 10am, 11.15am, 1pm & 2pm;  Friday: 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm & 2pm. 

The October 60 Tournament times will be: Thursday  10am and 1pm  and Friday 9am, 11.30am and 1.45pm.

Lunches will be from 12.30pm 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.


1st in U11, U10 & U9 – $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 10th October 2018. You can enter on the day but must do so at 9am.  The Entry for a one-day event is $15. 


Rd 7 Inter-school- D1 – Prim A, B and C

Updated February 6th, 2018