2020 SA U12 Championship & July Junior

Updated July 10th, 2020

2020 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 16th and Friday July 17th 2020 – 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 January.

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

Entry Fee – $35 which covers both 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 Wednesday 15th July 2020.

U12: https://www.trybooking.com/BKJVT

July Junior: https://www.trybooking.com/BKJVV

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

 


2020 SA U18-U13 Championships

Updated July 10th, 2020

2020 SA Under 18 & 16 Championship – combined – 60 mins +10spm 2020

2020 SA Under 15,14 & 13 Championships – combined – 60 mins +10spm

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

Wednesday, 15th July, Thursday July 16th & Friday July 17th 2020

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

Played at the Chess Centre, 10 Ranelagh St Adelaide 5000

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 January.

The Chess Centre will be open from 8.00am on all days to allow parents to drop off youngsters before work. We will explore the possibility of players using the Internet to play their matches if there is a big enough demand for it. 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.


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 – $150.00;

The Under 16, U14, U13, each have First Prizes of $75 Other age prizes depending on entries – the more the better!

Entry Fee – $40 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 14th July 2020.

U18-U16: https://www.trybooking.com/BKJTD

U15-U13: https://www.trybooking.com/BKJVQ

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


Sunday Challenges on Tornelo in July

Updated July 11th, 2020

 
South Australian Chess Association & SA Junior Chess League
 

Sunday Challenges on Tornelo in July

Come and try an online chess competitions this July on Sundays from 4pm – 6pm .. it may change your life! Then again, it may not, but it should introduce you to a world of chess that is simply amazing and fun. To play, simple copy and paste the following links into any browser

12th July: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/sa-chess/events/saca-sajcl-sunday-rapid-challenge–2

19th July: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/sa-chess/events/saca-sajcl-sunday-blitz-challenge–2

26th July: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/sa-chess/events/saca-sajcl-sunday-rapid-challenge–3

and register to play in either the Adult, Junior or Novice/Beginner event.

It costs $5 for Juniors and $10 for Adults and you pay by credit card when you register.

And then, at 3:45pm the Lobby is open and you simply login. You can enter late if necessary and play fewer games, it may depend on what you have on Sunday! You will be paired with an opponent and each player will have 10 minutes for the game and then you play your best – no help from anyone or anything! – and you play 5 or 6 games depending on how quickly the tournaments go.

The Tornelo program provides the board and the clock and once you get used to it, you will find it is very easy. It is not a knockout tournament and after each round you will be paired with someone on, or close to, the same score.

There are small prizes in all the events (and yes, Juniors can play in the Adult group if they would like to! but not vice-versa!) and beginners and novices are very welcome to play in the special Novice Open.

For more details, simply ring Alan Goldsmith on 041067 2481 or check www.sachess.org.au or www.sajuniorchess.org

 
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