Updated July 30th, 2020


The Covid-19 virus has placed a huge financial strain on the South Australian Chess Association (SACA) as we were forced to close the Chess Centre on 15th March 2020 due to both the Federal and State Government’s virus legislation.  This closure, with the loss of  income for  SACA due to no entry fees  from over-the-board tournaments,  inter-club or  inter-school matches at the  Chess Centre,  is expected  to continue for some months.  However we must still pay the monthly rent under our 5-year lease and despite a helpful rent reduction from our landlord we anticipate the shortfall for the year will be around the $8,000  mark. The Chess Centre has been operated by SACA in Ranelagh Street for over  30 years  and it  is an essential  component of chess in South Australia for hosting both Adult and Junior  events. 

We are therefore appealing to YOU as a player and/or supporter of Adult and Junior Chess in South Australia to help reduce this gap financially and secure the long-term viability of SACA and the Chess Centre for current and future chess players. 


To show your support for the Chess  Centre,  South  Australian Chess Association and South Australian Junior Chess League in these challenging times please  donate today whatever you are able to.  All donations will be appreciated and acknowledged by name or anonymously if you prefer. 

Enquiries to Alan Goldsmith   0401 672 481


Cheques payable  to South Australian Chess Association posted to SAJCL PO Box 343, Findon S.A. 5023   

Direct Payment ( bank transfer) to South Australian Chess Association  BSB number 105-093 Account number  355153640   

By Phone (Visa or Master Card) please ring  Julie Boyd, Treasurer of SAJCL  Mob  0414 766 264

Many thanks

Alan Goldsmith        

President, South Australian Chess Association Inc          

President, South Australian Junior Chess League Inc

Donations Received

A very big THANK YOU to all the following kind people for their great generosity and support.

19/6/20   Richard Thorne
19/6/20   James Drew
19/6/20   Wayne Cursaro
20/6/20   Md Ruhul Islam
 21/06/20    Warren Kramer
 23/6/20    Dr Ilya Hubczenko
 25/6/20    Nick Vass – Concept Ceilings
 3/7/20    Anonymous
 6/7/20   Bradley Thompson 
 13/7/20    Dr Rob Hoile
 15/7/20    Dr Andrew Paull
 15/7/20    Mato Jelic
16/7/20   James Drew
17/7/20     Pink & Ku Fang
20/7/20   Duane Barness
21/7/20   Val Woodburn
20/7/20   The Balachander Family
20/7/20   The Pattisons
24/7/20   Peter Hughes