December 2 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesday – 9:30am – 12:30pm
These events are played during school time – the Wednesday morning.
Cost: Just $10 per student
Venue: The Chess Centre, 10 Ranelagh St. Adelaide 5000
Primary and Secondary – lots of prizes for different year levels. Chocolates.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your list
Thanks to the very strong support for our appeal for financial support due to the closure of the Chess Centre for 4 months from the 15th March, the South Australian Chess Association (SACA) and the South Australian Junior Chess League (SAJCL ) has now formally closed the Appeal.
We are most grateful to the 60+ donors who have contributed around $10,000 which has prevented an unaffordable loss due to the Covid-19 restrictions. The Landlord Chris Angelopoulos of the Duke Group also cooperated greatly by providing a helpful rent reduction for the 4 months’ closure period.
The South Australian Chess Community has rallied around in true Aussie fashion with donations from players , supporters , friends and a number of schools which has ensured the continued operation of the Chess Centre which is an essential component of chess in South Australia for hosting both Adult and Junior chess events.
The Chess Centre was able to re-open in late July and there has been much activity with a resumption of both the Adult Interclub matches and tournaments, and the Junior holiday tournaments and Inter-school matches, all following a full and carefully considered Covid-19 Management Plan.
All donations made, large and small, are greatly appreciated and as we advised during the Appeal Campaign, all donors will be acknowledged by name and all the 60+ names will be shown as best we can in the chronological order of the donation received.
SACA and SAJCL is considering providing a get together thank-you event for all donors in the near future.
As President, I offer our heartfelt thanks on behalf of the committees of both SACA and SAJCL for the support and encouragement we have received. The testing times have brought our Chess community together in a remarkable way.
President, South Australian Chess Association Inc
President, South Australian Junior Chess League Inc
A very big THANK YOU to all the following kind people for their great generosity and support.
|June 19th||Richard Thorne|
|June 19th||James Drew|
|June 19th||Wayne Cursaro|
|June 20th||Md Ruhul Islam|
|June 21th||Warren Kramer|
|June 23rd||Dr Ilya Hubczenko|
|June 25th||Nick Vass – Ceilings Concepts|
|July 6th||Bradley Thompson|
|July 13th||Dr Rob Hoile|
|July 15th||Dr Andrew Paull|
|July 15th||Mato Jelic – Chess School SA|
|July 16th||James Drew|
|July 17th||Pink & Ku Fang|
|July 18th||Duane Barness|
|July 19th||Val Woodburn|
|July 20th||The Balachander Family|
|July 20th||The Pattisons|
|July 24th||Peter Hughes|
|July 28th||Aaron Perkins|
|July 28th||The Norwood Chess Club|
|July 28th||Denis Steffensen|
|July 28th||Peter Sanders|
|July 28th||Walter Culture|
|July 30th||Tom Loughlin|
|August 3rd||Anthony Fereday|
|August 12th||Chris Benham|
|August 14th||George Bartley|
|August 21st||Alexander Grice|
|August 22nd||Jocelyn Ho|
|August 24th||Ashley & Kelly Jones|
|August 28th||St Pius X|
|August 31st||Deepti Singhai|
|Sept 1st||Yes Lee Leong|
|Sept 2nd||Concordia College|
|Sept 2nd||Rosalia Heinrich|
|Sept 3rd||Oliver, Ben Wes, Anthony Western|
|Sept 3rd||Eric Paprzycki|
|Sept 3rd||Rostrevor College|
|Sept 14||Dr Gurpreet Kaur|
|Sept 16||The Hoff Family|
|Sept 19||Bruce Saint|
|Sept 21||St Ignatius College|
|Sept 24||Mitcham PS|
|Sept 25||Seymour College|
|Sept 29||Scotch College|
|Sept 29||Glenunga IHS|
|Oct 2nd||Lorraine Gormly|
|Oct 2nd||Peter Serwan|
|Oct 16th||Concordia College|
|Oct 16th||Vuong Family|
|Oct 19th||Judy Harris|
|Oct 20||James Dalton|
We will be following strict Covid-19 Guidelines
The last Thursday and Friday of the school holidays
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 (6 rounds – 3 on Thursday and 3 on Friday). The October 25 Tournament or the U11-U8 Championships have shorter games – only 25 minutes each + 10 secs per move (10 games, 5 games each day).
The players’ ages are now determined by the year they were born in!
Juniors born in 2010 or later can play in the Under 11 Championship. If they are born in 2011 or later they will be eligible for the U10 title, those born in 2012 or later, the U9 title, etc. Players who are 11 or older should play in either the October 60 or Oct 25.
The Chess Centre will be open from 8.30am on all days to allow parents to drop off youngsters before work. The sessions should all be finished by 3.30 pm, except the October 60 on the Friday may go to 5.15pm.
SA U11-U8 & Oct 25 Tournaments: 5 games daily : 9:30am, 11am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm; The October 60 Tournament: 10am, 12:30pm & 3:00pm
Lunches will be from 12 NOON and Pizza can be ordered each day for $5
Prizes: 1st in U11, U10 & U9 & U8 – $50, 2nd: $25; 3rd $15. The Prizes for the October Tournaments will be decided on entries but as always, will be generous.
Entry Fee – $30 which covers both days if you register through the TryBooking links:
U11-U8 Entry Link: https://www.trybooking.com/BLJHG
Oct 60: Entry Link: https://www.trybooking.com/BLJHJ
Oct 25: Entry Link: https://www.trybooking.com/BLJHT
Otherwise You can enter on the day but must do so at 9am. It is $35 to enter and pay on the day. Special one-day tournaments will be organised – pay $20 on the day.
For more details, please ring or text Alan Goldsmith on 0401 672 481