2021 SA Under 18 – Under 13 Championships

Updated June 12th, 2021

These Championships will be played as 2 events but may be expanded depending on entries:

2021 SA Under 18 & 16 Championship – combined – 60 mins +10spm

2021 SA Under 15, 14 & 13 Championships – combined – 60 mins +10spm

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

Wednesday, 14th July, Thursday July 15th & Friday July 16th 2021 

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 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. 

The format of the tournaments may change depending on numbers – if we have enough players, we may run separate events for just the Under 18 and Under 16 etc.


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 – $100.00;  The Under 16, U14, U13, each have First Prizes of $50 AND Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

Other age prizes depending on entries – the more the better! 

Entry Fee – $50 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 13th July 2021.

https://www.trybooking.com/BSEFI

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


2021 SA Under 12 State Championship & July Junior Tournament

Updated June 14th, 2021

Serving chess in SA for over 50 years – www.sajuniorchess.org

2021 SA Under 12 Championship – 25 mins +10 secs per move

July Junior Tournament (under 11) – 15 mins each

The LAST Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of the school holidays

Wednesday 14th, Thursday 15th & Friday 16th July 2021 – 9:30AM Start

Played at the Chess Centre, 10 Ranelagh St Adelaide 5000

The Chess Centre will be open from 8.30am on both days to allow parents to drop off youngsters before work.

The sessions will all be finished by 3:30pm.

 

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.

Schedule: State Under 12 Championship: 4 games daily: 9.30am, 11am, LUNCH at 12 noon, 12:45 pm and 2pm. Clocks will be used with 25 minutes +10 sec/move per player per game.

The July Junior Tournament consists of 3 one-day events 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. You don’t have to play all 3 days, and the overall winner is the total from all the tournaments.

Schedule: July Junior – new tournament each day!

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 $50 U11: 1st Prize – $20.00 Other age prizes depending on entries – the more the better!  The overall winner for the July Junior: 1st prize: $30

Entry Fee – $45 which covers all 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 Tuesday 13th July 2021.

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

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

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

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. 


Girls Only Chess Days

Updated June 14th, 2021

State Girls U18 and U12 Championships and Fun Tournaments

Come along and  play in the State Girls Under 18 or Under 12 Championships

Monday 12th July and Tuesday 13th July 2021.

9am – 3pm

or come for a day and choose the one-day fun event.

Played at the Chess Centre of South Australia, 10 Ranelagh St, Adelaide 5000

All free – including the pizzas! thanks to sponsorship by the Evelyn Koshnitsky Memorial Trust


We want to have as many girls playing as possible and will have Women’s Fide Master Giang Nguyen on hand to give advice, play simultaneous games and explain how it is to play in 6 Women’s Chess olympiads!

We will also have WFM Chi Phan, co-winner of the recent Australian Allegro Championship and selected to represent Australia in the coming Women’s World Cup which unfortunately she cannot now attend, helping on the Tuesday!!

And for the younger girls, we will have Lily Weston, a former Australian Girls Champion, giving lots of ideas.


These days will be suitable for girls aged 6 and above and parents are very welcome to stay all day or simply collect around 3pm.

Pizza lunches will be provided free. The Chess Centre will open on both days at 8:30am if parents need to go to work. 

For more details please ring Alan Goldsmith on 0401 672 481

The State Girls Championships will be very suitable for those players who have had some experience playing tournament or school chess but the fun tournaments will be ideal for new players or those who want to try out their skills for the firs time.

Please register your interest on the Trybooking website using the following link https://www.trybooking.com/BSFJA