2021 Warm-Up Tournaments

Updated February 5th, 2021

Open & Girls only Tournaments – Week 8 T1

Warm Up Tournaments for Inter-School Matches – 19th March 2021 – Wk 8

These will make a great excursion!

a) Girls Only Tournament

b) Open Tournament  for Girls & Boys

Friday Week 8 – 9:30am – 12:30pm

This event is played during school time – the Friday morning in week 8.

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 alang@knightsandbytes.com.au with your list of students by Wednesday 17th March 2021

chess on the Fringe in Hindmarsh Square

Updated February 20th, 2021

Chess in Hindmarsh Square!

We will be having chess tables set out in the North-West Corner of Hindmarsh Square during the Fringe from 4pm – 8pm on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the duration of the Fringe. Simply turn up and play or help to promote the game. It’s a beautiful shaded area, just around the corner from Rundle Mall on that part of Hindmarsh Square bounded by Grenfell St and Pulteney St and we’d love to get tables set there permanently for chess.

We will be there, provided the Fringe is permitted, on

March: 5, 6, 7 and 12, 13, 14 and 19, 20, 21

The town will be buzzing, especially as the Speigel Tent is located in the main part of Hindmarsh Square so it should be a hoot!

Please come along and join in the fun!

For more info or to help setting up and transporting the tables and chairs etc, please ring Alan Goldsmith on 0401 672 481


Updated February 5th, 2021

The SAJCL Annual General Meeting will be held at the Chess Centre, 10 Ranelagh St, Adelaide on Thursday 4th March 2021 at 7pm. Everyone is very welcome and in particular representatives from the schools and parents and people willing to help. There are a few reports given reviewing last year, the election of office-bearers and discussions about the forthcoming year.  It usually lasts about 90 minutes. Hope to see you there!!
Team registrations will take place after the AGM and once all the Primary Venues have been arranged  and the team fees for the year have been set – they generally will be the same or similar to last year, namely:
Affiliation fee per school $60
Secondary team $100
Primary A Grade team (5 player team) $80
Primary B or Primary C team (4 player team)