January 13 - January 21
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.