Lidums Australian Allegro Championship 2018

Updated December 13th, 2018

Lidums Australian Allegro Chess Championship 2018

South Australia’s Premier One-Day Chess Tournament
Proudly sponsored by the Lidums Chess Foundation



GM Papin (RUS)

IM Leonid Sandler

IM Sandler (VIC)


When: 12.00pm, Wednesday the 26th of December 2018
Venue: Glenelg Community Centre,
4 Colley Terrace, Glenelg.
Entry Fee: $25 All players, late entry fee +$5 (all entries after 11pm 24th of December)
Format: 7 Rounds, Swiss System
Time Control: Fischer – 15 Minutes + 2 Seconds a move

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

Evelyn Koshnitsky Tournament for Girls – Wk 4 T4 2018 – a great NEW excursion

Updated October 15th, 2018

Girls Only Tournament – Friday 9th November 2018

Friday Week 4 – 9:30am – 12:30pm

Proudly supported by The Evelyn Koshnitsky Memorial Trust.  

This event is played during school time – the Friday morning in week 4. Any number of students are welcome from a school – whole classes or individual students. This event though is intended for Girls only – the following week is an Open Tournament for Boys and Girls – and is aimed at greatly increasing the participation of girls in chess. We want girls to feel confident that they can and will be the boys when they play – and simply need a bit of practice. Similar events in Melbourne attract 150 girls – we would love to do the same!

Cost: Just $10 per student

Venue: The Chess Centre, 10 Ranelagh St. Adelaide 5000

Primary and Secondary – prizes for different year levels.

The Chess Centre will be open from 8:30am to allow parents to drop off their students before work.

The students will play 5 or 6 games and learn how a tournament is run, discover the use of chess timers and have lots of fun.

Depending on the numbers, there will be separate tournaments for Primary and Secondary and probably separate year Levels.

The students can be beginners or experts and can be any year level.

To register your students, please contact Alan Goldsmith on 0401 672 481 or email with your list of students by Wednesday 7th November

 Mrs Evelyn Koshnitsky BEM devoted her life to chess and was Secretary of the SAJCL for about 50 years. And during that time, she was responsible for encouraging thousands of juniors and adults taking up the game in South Australia and across the Country. Evelyn’s influence on everyone was profound and wonderful. She was constantly creative, smart and organised. She produced bulletins, magazines, set up National Championships, International Tournaments and much more. Her real passion however was for Girls’ and Women’s chess – she would do anything to have them playing. This tournament is in a small way a tribute to Evelyn and we hope it is a success.