2019 SA Under 11 – U7 State Championships & October Junior

Updated January 25th, 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 (9 games, 4 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 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, 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. 


2019 SA U12 Championships & July Junior (U11)

Updated January 24th, 2019

2019 SA U12 Junior Championship 

July Junior Tournament

Both of these events are run over 2 days and are among the most important for the year. The Under 12 is played at a time rate of 25 minutes+10 sec per move for each player and will have 5 games daily. Players in this event can be 11 years or younger. 

Your age is your age on the 1st of July.

The July Junior is for players aged 10 and under and will be played with 15 minute per player and will have 8 games each day

Please check http://sajuniorchess.org/individual-results

2017 Under 12 State Championship

2019 SA U18/U16 & U15/14/13 Championships

Updated January 24th, 2019

SA U18 & U16 Junior Championship – combined

SA U15, U14, U13 Championship – combined

These 3 day events are among the most important for the year. The U18/16 is played at a time rate of 1 hr+10 sec per move for each player and will have 7 rounds – 3 on the Wednesday and 2 on both Thursday and Friday.

The Under 15/14/13 Championships will be played with 40 minutes +10 secs per move player and will have 3 games each day – a 9 round tournament.

Please check http://sajuniorchess.org/individual-results

2017 Under 18 State Championship