2017 Evelyn Koshnitsky Shield

Updated September 7th, 2017

The Evelyn Koshnitsky Shield is an Invitational event to the most active primary chess schools in the SAJCL competition to take part in a 3 round competition to work who has the right to hold the Champion Primary School shield for the year.

The competition will take place on Friday 20th October at 4pm and there will be 10 players in a team. There will be 3 rounds of games with each player having 20 minutes per game. 

The invitations will be sent out shortly  and the format will be decided by the response but in the past, depending on the numbers, it has either been a round robin competition or a knockout tournament.

QUIZ Night

Updated September 7th, 2017

The SA Chess Association and the SA Junior Chess League are delighted to announce 


14th October 2017

6:30 pm for a 7pm Start

at the Chess Centre, 10 Ranelagh St Adelaide 5000

Tables of 10, $15 per person


The Chess Association needs to do some fund-raising and this Quiz Night should help both the Association and the Junior League enormous – so get a group together and come and have a great fun night with all the normal Quiz Night activities: interesting questions like: How many brains does an octopus have? and continuing in that theme – Heads & Tails and much more. there will be just one question on chess and that will be a general knowledge question but there will be a side sheet of chess questions for those chess players needing to stretch their brains with its own set of prizes.

To book a table or to join a table, simply ring Alan Goldsmith on 0401 672481  or email alang@knightsandbytes.com.au

Quiz Night

State Under 11 – Under 8 Championships

Updated September 7th, 2017

These will be held over 2 days  – the last Thursday and Friday of the school holidays – and a special October Junior Tournament will be held at the same time for those juniors 11 years and older.

Played at the Chess Centre, 10 Ranelagh St Adelaide 5000 

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 (only 5 rounds – 2 on Thursday and 3 on Friday)  or the October 25 Tournament where the games are shorter – only 25 minutes each + 10 secs per move (9 games, 4 on Thursday, 5 on Friday). The State Under 11 – 9 Championships will all be played at 25 minutes + 10 sec/move.

The players’ ages are those on the 1st July 2017. If they are 8 or younger on 1st of July, they should play in the Under 9; if they are 9, they should play in the Under 10 and if they are 10, they should play in the Under 11 State Championships. Players who are 11 or older should play in either the October 60 minute +10 spm tournament starting or the October 25 minute +10 spm event.

The Chess Centre will be open from 8.30am on all days to allow parents to drop off youngsters before work. The sessions will all be finished by 3.30 pm, except the October 60 on the Friday may go to 4.15pm.

4 games on Thursday, 5 games on Friday

Thursday: 10am, 11.15am, 1pm & 2pm;  Friday: 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm & 2pm. 

The October 60 Tournament times will be: Thursday  10am and 1pm  and Friday 9am, 11.30am and 1.45pm.

Lunches will be from 12.30pm and Pizza can be ordered each day for $5 

Special one-day tournaments will be organised for those who can play for just one day.


1st in U11, U10 & U9 – $50, 2nd: $25; 3rd $15. The Prizes for the October Tournaments will be decided on entries but as always, will be generous.

Entry Fee – $35 which covers both days but a $5 discount applies if you register through the web site www.sajuniorchess.org or ring or text  Alan Goldsmith on 0401 67 2481 before Wednesday 11th October 2017. You can enter on the day but must do so at 9am.  The Entry for a one-day event is $15.