Proposed Chess Calendar for 2022

Updated March 25th, 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.


July Girls Only & State Girls Championship

Updated March 29th, 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

 
 


Start of Thursday Inter-school Matches

Updated March 25th, 2022

Team Registrations are now open!! 

And most of the matches start on the first Thursday or Friday of Term 2 – so please get your team nominations in before the end of term. We will be updating the website with the team registrations and any other news so check www.sajuniorchess.org for the latest details.

To nominate a team for a venue, simply txt to Alan Goldsmith on 0401 672 481 or email agoldsmith@internode.on.net the name of your team(s) and the venue(s) you would prefer for the team(s).

The primary A Grade and Secondary Div 1 and Div 2 teams all have 5 players in each team, while the Primary B and C Grades and Secondary Div 3 only has 4 players per team.

Please note that the primary competitions at PAC will take place on Thursday afternoons, not Fridays,  in Term 2 –  5th & 19th May and the 2nd and 16th June. This means that the Primary A Grade, and the primary B and C Competions held there will take place on the Thursdays which may prove a benefit or a hindrance to some schools.

We will run a second Primary A Grade competition at the Chess Centre on Fridays, starting at 4pm.

Also, we are delighted to have St Andrew’s again taking part in the competitions and their venue will be available on Thursdays, along with Grange PS this year.

The dates for the Competitions:

Secondary – all played at the Chess Centre – 7 Friday nights – 4 nights in Term 2, 3 in term 3

Division 1 – Term 2: May 6, 20, June 3, June 17  T3: July 29, Aug 12, 26 – 7pm start

Division 2 – Term 2: May 13, 27, June 10, 24, T3: August 5, 19 – 7pm start  (6 nights – double rounds)

Division 3 – Term 2: May 6, 20, June 3, 17  T3: July 29, Aug 12, 26 – 7pm start (7 nights – double rounds)

Primary – played at venues with matches on Fridays – 7 afternoons

Primary A, B &C – Term 2: May 6, 20, June 3, June 17  Term 3: July 29, Aug 12, 26 – 4pm start

Primary – played at PAC with matches on Thursdays – 7 afternoons

Primary A, B & C – Term 2: May 5, 19, June 2, June 16  4pm start Term 3: to be confirmed

Primary – played with matches on Thursdays – 7 afternoons

Primary B & C – Term 2: May 5, 19, June 2, June 16 Term 3: July 28, Aug 11, 25 – 4pm start

EK Shield (Primary A & B Finals) – Sept 9 – 4pm start

Primary B & C Finals – Sept 16 – 4pm start

The fees to play in the inter-school matches for the year

Affiliation fee per school (no fee if new school) $60
Secondary team (4 or 5 player teams) $100
Primary A Grade team (5 player teams) $80
Primary B or Primary C team (4 player teams) $70

Please nominate now – we do not need the individual names of the team members – simply that you have created a team. Simply email to agoldsmith@internode.on.net or text 0401 672 481 the team name.

The current Venues are:

Primary A Grade – PAC – THURSDAYS 4pm

Primary A Grade – Chess Centre – Fridays 4pm

 

Primary B Grade – Chess Centre – Fridays 4pm

Primary B Grade – PAC – Thursdays 4pm

Primary B Grade – St Peter’s Junior – Fridays 4pm

 

Primary C Grade – Chess Centre – Fridays 4pm

Primary C Grade – Grange PS – Thursdays 4pm

Primary C Grade – PAC – Thursdays 4pm

Primary C Grade – Seymour College – Fridays

Primary C Grade – St Andrew’s – Thursdays 4pm

Primary C Grade – St Peter’s Junior – Fridays 4pm

Primary C Grade – Walford JS – Fridays 4pm

 

Division 1 – Chess Centre – Fridays 7pm

Division 2 – Chess Centre – Fridays 7pm

Division 3 – Chess Centre – Fridays 7pm

 


2022 City of Adelaide Junior

Updated March 28th, 2022

2022 City of Adelaide Junior Championships

Wednesday 27th – Friday 29th APRIL 2022

9:30AM – 3:30PM

The City of Adelaide is open to all players Under 21 – it has a long tradition! – but will be played as 4 tournaments:

Under 21,

Under 15,

Under 12 and

Under 10 tournament and all will run for 3 days.

Players in the Under 10 can play just one day if they wish.

The player’s age is what it is at the start of the tournament

Played at the Chess Centre, 10 Ranelagh St Adelaide 5000

The Chess Centre will be open from 8.30am on all days to allow parents to drop off youngsters before work. All games should be finished by 4pm.

Schedule Under 21: the games will be rated using the ACF Classic rating system

2 games daily: 9.30am – 12 noon, 1pm – 3:30pm. Clocks will be used with 60 minutes +10 sec/move per player per game. Players can take a half point bye but not for the last round.

Schedule Under 15 & Under 12: The games will be rated using the Rapid rating system

4 games daily: 9.30am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm. Clocks will be used with 25 minutes +10 sec/ move per player per game. Players can enter for just one or two days if necessary.

Schedule Under 10: The games will be rated using the Rapid rating system

15 minutes per player for the whole game.

7 games daily: 9.30 am, 10.20 am, 11.00 am 11.40am and 1pm, 1.40pm and 2.20pm –  

A new tournament will take place each day with the overall winner being the player with the highest aggregate.

Players can choose to play just one or two days if necessary.

Prizes – these may be adjusted depending on entries.

Under 21: 1st Prize – $120.00; 2nd Prize – $70.00; 3rd Prize – $50.00; Other age prizes as well

Under 15 & Under 12: 1st Prize – $80.00; 2nd Prize – $50.00; 3rd Prize – $30.00

Under 10: 1st Prize – $50.00 & others depending on entries – the more the better!

The winner of each individual U10 tournament will receive a prize.

Entry Fee – $60 which covers all days but a $10 discount applies if you register online by Tuesday 13th April 2021 using the following link: 

https://www.trybooking.com/BYMEI

Parents should inform us of any health issues when they register.

For more information, please ring or text Alan Goldsmith on 0401 67 2481 You can enter on the Wednesday morning but must do so before 9am.

Entry for any one-day event is $20 or if playing just for 2 days $40 – no discount available online. Lunches will be around 12.30pm and Pizza can be ordered each day for $5.