Updated July 20th, 2021
SA Junior Chess League Inc – Serving chess in SA for over 50 years – www.sajuniorchess.org
Update on the State Junior Championships taking place in the July School Holidays – Thursday 15th July 8:30pm.
Unfortunately, due to the announced Covid restrictions, only the State Junior Championships will continue on the Friday – the July Junior Tournament planned for Friday will be abandoned. We will therefore have only 3 events running tomorrow – the State Under 18/16, the State Under 15/14/13 and the State U12 Championships.
NO JULY JUNIOR TOURNAMENT ON FRIDAY!!!
We have held two of the three July Junior events over the past two days and each time it has been completed successfully with about 30 students in each. Reducing the number of students at the Chess Centre on Friday by this number will make it much safer for everyone.
Please check the current standings of the various state Championships and the final standings for the two completed July Junior events under the Individual Tournaments tab.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
March 22nd, 2021
This year’s interschool matches start for practically all grades on the first Friday of the Public School term so please start entering teams now!
The dates for the Competitions:
Secondary – all played at the Chess Centre – 7 nights – 4 nights in Term 2, 3 in term 3
Division 1 – Term 2: April 30, May 14, 28, June 11, Term 3: July 23, Aug 6, 20 – 7pm start
Division 2 – May 7, 21, June 4, 18, July 30, August 13, 27 – 7pm start
Division 3 – April 30, May 14, 28, June 11, July 23, Aug 6, 20 – 7pm start
Primary – played at various venues with some matches NOT on Fridays – 7 afternoons
Primary A – April 30, May 14, 28, June 11, July 23, Aug 6, 20 – 4pm start
Primary B – April 30, May 14, 28, June 11, July 23, Aug 6, 20 – 4pm start
Primary C – April 30, May 14, 28, June 11, July 23, Aug 6, 20 – 4pm start
We have new venues atSt Paul’s College, Gillese Plains, Seymour College and Grange PS plus almost all the regulars like the Chess Centre, Prince Alfred College, St Peter’s College and Walford School.
Please check the Inter-school page here for more details.
Also the City of Adelaide Junior Championships will take place from the 14th-16th April – please check the Individual Tournaments page here
October 25th, 2020
CHESS CENTRE APPEAL NOW CLOSED – 25th October 2020
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|