2021 Australia Day Allegro

Updated January 16th, 2021

2021 Australia Day Allegro

Tuesday 26th January 2021

12.30 pm – 5.00 pm

The Chess Centre of South Australia
10 Ranelagh Street, Adelaide.

Entry Fee: $20 if before 11pm, Monday 25th of January. Late Entry $25.
Format: Seven rounds, Swiss system
Time Control: Fischer – 15 minutes + 2 seconds
Entries will be accepted at the door up to 15 minutes before the start time, or by emailing president@sachess.org.au or agoldsmith@internode.on.net with your details.


January Jamboree Chess Tournaments

Updated January 19th, 2021

January Jamboree – tournaments on Sunday afternoons

The January Jamboree  tournaments are a new innovation by the SA Chess Association to see if chess will be popular on Sunday afternoons at the Chess Centre – and it certainly appears to be!

The first Sunday, 10th January, attracted 38 players on a super-hot day.

The second Sunday 53!!

Today is the last for January .. but probably many more .. 


Sunday 24 January 2021 from 1.30pm to 4.00pm

Please note – the temperature is predicted to be 41C which means we will cancel this event and put on the 31st January – please check here for an update!


Chess Centre, Ranelagh St Adelaide
$10 per player per Sunday
4 or 5 rounds (15 mins + 2 secs)
Small cash prizes

FOUR TOURNAMENTS WILL BE RUN CONCURRENTLY EACH SUNDAY, but this may change slightly depending on the numbers – the first afternoon saw the Open and Returnees combined and the Beginners and Juniors combined – it all worked out great!

  • OPEN
  • JUNIOR (under 18)
  • BEGINNERS
  • RETURNEES: someone taught you the moves years ago, maybe you played at school, but you can’t remember the last time you touched a piece. This should be the interesting one!

To enter, simply turn up at the Chess Centre around 1pm or text Alan Goldsmith on 0401 672 481 or email agoldsmith@internode.on.net


January Jamboree Chess Tournaments

Updated January 16th, 2021

January Jamboree – tournaments on Sunday afternoons

The January Jamboree  tournaments are a new innovation by the SA Chess Association to see if chess will be popular on Sunday afternoons at the Chess Centre – and it certainly appears to be!

The first Sunday, 10th January, attracted 38 players on a super-hot day so it is very promising.

There are two more Sundays, today and next week .. but probably many more .. 

Sundays 17 and 24 January 2021 from 1.30pm to 4.00pm

Chess Centre, Ranelagh St Adelaide
$10 per player per Sunday
4 or 5 rounds (15 mins + 2 secs)
Small cash prizes

FOUR TOURNAMENTS WILL BE RUN CONCURRENTLY EACH SUNDAY, but this may change slightly depending on the numbers – the first afternoon saw the Open and Returnees combined and the Beginners and Juniors combined – it all worked out great!

  • OPEN
  • JUNIOR (under 18)
  • BEGINNERS
  • RETURNEES: someone taught you the moves years ago, maybe you played at school, but you can’t remember the last time you touched a piece. This should be the interesting one!

To enter, simply turn up at the Chess Centre around 1pm or text Alan Goldsmith on 0401 672 481 or email agoldsmith@internode.on.net