Chess Calendar for 2022

Updated June 4th, 2022

Please find below the tentative dates for this year’s junior chess events – these could all change depending on whatever happens with Covid-19.

The Annual General Meeting of the SAJCL took place on 3rd March 2022 at the Chess Centre, 10 Ranelagh St Adelaide and the one major change was to the age of players taking part in tournaments:

It was passed that a player’s age will be his/her age at the start of the tournament, not at the the first of January. This is the policy of the NSW Junior League and for most juniors it will make sense. Players wishing to play in National events just need to bear in mind that those events use the age you are at the first of January.

The tournaments are either run by the SA Junior Chess League or the SA Chess Association Inc.

Please check the following websites before the event and then use the link on the website to register:

www.sajuniorchess.org

www.sachess.org.au 

The bookings for all the events will be through the TryBooking system and that way we can notify the participants of any changes. However, players and participants will generally still be accepted if they turn up on the day of the event.

The Tournaments are held on the last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of the second week of the holidays. 

The Girls Only Tournaments are held on the Tuesdays of the second week of each term break with the tournament in July being considered the State Girls titles.

Junior Tournaments:

Girls only 26th April; City of Adelaide Junior for Players aged 6 – 20 (ie Under 21) 27- 29th April

State Girls Championship only 19th July; State U18-U12 Championships & July Junior 20-22nd July

Girls only 11th October; State U11-U7 Championships & October Junior 12-14th October

Other Events:

Inter-school team matches will start on 6th May and be played fortnightly until mid-Term 3

SA State Championships & Candidates for adults and advanced students 1st February – 29th March 

Inter-club matches (adults & juniors) 26th April – 21st June

City of Adelaide Championship 26th July – 20th September

Pennant Interclub Matches  27th September – 22nd November

And for serious players there are many more events, like the Begonia Open in Ballarat, the Doeberl Cup in Canberra, the Checkmate Tournament and the Hosworth Labour Day weekender in Adelaide.


2022 State Under 18 – Under 13 Championships

Updated June 13th, 2022

These Championships will be played as 2 events but may be expanded depending on entries:

2022 SA Under 18 & 16 Championship – combined – 60 mins +10spm

2022 SA Under 15, 14 & 13 Championships – combined – 60 mins +10spm

Played over the LAST Wednesday, Thursday & Friday of the school holidays

Wednesday, 20th July, Thursday July 21st & Friday July 22nd 2022

9:30 AM Start – lunch 12 noon, then 12:30-5:30pm

Played at the Chess Centre, 10 Ranelagh St Adelaide 5000

Your AGE is your age at the START of the tournament.


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 Chess Centre will be open from 8.00am on all days to allow parents to drop off youngsters before work.

We want to have 9 games in all these Championships and so will have 3 games each day.

Clocks will be used with 60 minutes +10 seconds per move per player each game.

We will have one game in the morning 9:30 – 12 noon with a lunch break (pizzas) at 12 noon. Then 2 games starting at 12:30pm and 3pm with all games finished by 5:30pm, most finished by 5pm. The sessions will all be finished by 5:30pm


Please note: These tournaments will only go ahead at the Chess Centre if there are no restrictions placed on them in SA. We will be following all the guidelines to try to ensure a Covid-Safe environment.

The format of the tournaments may change depending on numbers – if we have enough players, we may run separate events for just the Under 18 and Under 16 etc.


Schedule: 3 games on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 9.30am, 12.30pm, 3pm.

Players are allowed to take up to two half-point byes  but not the final round.

Prizes:

U18: 1st Prize – $100.00;  The Under 16, U14, U13, each have First Prizes of $50 AND Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

Other age prizes depending on entries – the more the better!

Entry Fee – $50 which covers all days but a $5 discount applies if you register using the Trybooking link below or by ringing or texting Alan Goldsmith on 0401 672 481 before Tuesday 19th July 2022.

https://www.trybooking.com/CAJHO

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


2022 SA Under 12 Championship & July Junior

Updated June 13th, 2022

Serving chess in SA for over 50 years – www.sajuniorchess.org

2022 SA Under 12 Championship – 25 mins +10 secs per move

July Junior Tournament (under 11) – 15 mins each

The LAST Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of the school holidays

Wednesday 20th, Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd July 2022 – 9:30AM Start

Played at the Chess Centre, 10 Ranelagh St Adelaide 5000

The Chess Centre will be open from 8.30am on both days to allow parents to drop off youngsters before work.

The sessions will all be finished by 3:30pm.

 

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. 

YOUR AGE IS YOUR AGE AT THE START OF THE TOURNAMENT!

Schedule: State Under 12 Championship: 4 games daily: 9.30am, 11am, LUNCH at 12 noon, 12:45 pm and 2pm. Clocks will be used with 25 minutes +10 sec/move per player per game.

The July Junior Tournament consists of 3 one-day events 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. You don’t have to play all 3 days, and the overall winner is the total from all the tournaments.

The cost to play just for one day is $20

Schedule: July Junior – new tournament each day!

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 $50 U11: 1st Prize – $20.00 Other age prizes depending on entries – the more the better!  The overall winner for the July Junior: 1st prize: $30

Entry Fee – $45 which covers all days but a $5 discount applies if you register by using the Trybooking link below or by ringing or texting Alan Goldsmith on 0401 672 481 before Tuesday 19th July 2022.

U12 and July Junior: https://www.trybooking.com/CAJHO

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

Please note: These tournaments will only go ahead at the Chess Centre if there are no restrictions placed on them in SA. We will be following all the guidelines to try to ensure a Covid-Safe environment.


2022 July Girls Only & State Girls Championship

Updated June 13th, 2022

A chess day just for girls. We will be running the State Girls Championships on this day – details decided on the day!

And there will be some of the best SA women players on hand to help and give advice.

All girls welcome – different age group prizes – but they need to know how to move the pieces – simply logon to chesskid.com and that can be fixed in an hour!

100 limit per day

All free – including the pizzas! thanks to sponsorship by the Evelyn Koshnitsky Memorial Trust