2024 SAJCL Calendar

Updated February 14th, 2024

What a way to start the year! We had a fabulous time at Glenunga IHS staging both the Australian Championships and the Australian Junior Championships in January – we had over 440 juniors taking part and it was a terrific success .. and now to build on it!

Pleas note that our AGM is on Thursday 7th March at 7pm at the Chess Centre, 10 Ranelagh St Adelaide – everyone welcome. We will be reviewing last year, discussing the plans for this year and checking on Venues for the inter-school matches. We will also be appointing all the Committee members and perusing the proposed calendar for 2024. If you can attend, please do so – it is usually all finished by 8:30pm but your input would be much appreciated.

PROPOSED CALENDAR – to be ratified at the AGM

Girls Days – First Wednesday of each holiday – 17 April, 10th July, 2nd Oct 2024


City of Adelaide Junior –

Under 21 Monday- Wednesday 22nd-24th April Under 12 Wednesday & Friday 24 & 26 April avoiding Anzac Day


Two separate venues all played Monday – Wednesday

State Under 18 Championship Wednesday 17th – 19th July and the July Junior  Monday 15 & 16


2 different venues

State U11 Championship & October Junior 9th-11th October

State Girls Championship

School Matches

Secondary – Div 1 played at the Chess Centre – 7 Friday nights – 4 nights in Term 2, 3 in term 3

Secondary – Div 2/3 is played at Prince Alfred College – Division 2 / Division 3: Thursday Term 2: May 9, 23, June 6, 20  T3: Aug 1, 15, 29 – 7pm start 

Division 1 – Term 2: Term 2: May 10, 24, June 7, 21  T3: Aug 2, 16, 30 – 7pm start

Division 2 – Term 2: May 17, 31, June 14, 28, T3: August 9, 23, Sept 6 – 7pm start  (7 nights – double rounds)

Division 3 – Term 2: May 10, 24, June 7, 21  T3: Aug 2, 16, 30 – 7pm start (7 nights – double rounds)

Division 2 / Division 3: PLAYED AT PAC Thursday Term 2: May 9, 23, June 6, 20  T3: Aug 1, 15, 29 – 7pm start 

Primary – played at venues with matches on Fridays – 7 afternoons

Primary  B &C –Term 2: May 10, 24, June 7, 21  T3: Aug 2, 16, 30 – 4pm start

Primary – played on Thursdays – 7 afternoons

Primary A, B & C – Thursday Term 2: May 9, 23, June 6, 20  T3: Aug 1, 15, 29 – 4pm start 

Primary B & C Finals – Sept 13 – 4pm start

EK Shield (Combined A & B Finals) – Sept 20th – 4pm start

2024 City of Adelaide Junior

Updated March 21st, 2024

www. sajuniorchess.org

SA Junior Chess League Inc

Serving chess in SA for over 60 years

2024 City of Adelaide Junior Championships

Monday 22nd – Wednesday 24th APRIL 2024 9:30AM – 3:30PM

The City of Adelaide is open to all players Under 21 – it has a long tradition! – but will be played as 4 tournaments: the Under 21, Under 15, Under 12 and an Under 10 tournament and all will run for 3 days. Players in the u10 can play just one day if they wish. The playersʼ age is that at the start of the tournament.

Please note the change in venue!

We will be holding these tournaments at Prince Alfred College this time due to safety concerns and noise issues with the new high-rise building being constructed near the Chess Centre

Played at Prince Alfred College,
23 Dequetteville Tce, Kent Town in the Dining Hall

Map of PAC, venue is 19: https://pac.edu.au/uploads/Documents/Prince-Alfred-College-Campus-Map-Events-Version_FINAL.pdf

The venue will be open from 8.00am on all days to allow parents to drop off youngsters before work. All games should be finished by 4pm.

Schedule Under 21: the games will be rated using the ACF Classic rating system

2 games daily: 9.30am – 12 noon, 1pm – 3:30pm. Clocks will be used with 60 minutes +10 sec/move per player per game. Players can take a half point bye but not for the last round.

Schedule Under 15 & Under 12: The games will be rated using the Rapid rating system
4 games daily: 9.30am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm. Clocks will be used with 25 minutes +10 sec/ move per player per game. Players can enter for just one or two days if necessary.

Schedule Under 10:

7 games daily: 9.30 am, 10.20 am, 11.00 am 11.40am and 1pm, 1.40pm and 2.20pm – 15 minutes per player for the whole game. A new tournament will take place each day with the overall winner being the player with the highest aggregate. Players can choose to play just one or two days if necessary.

Prizes – these may be adjusted depending on entries.
U21: 1st Prize – $120.00; 2nd Prize – $70.00; 3rd Prize – $50.00; Other age prizes as well

U15 & U12: 1st Prize – $80.00; 2nd Prize – $50.00; 3rd Prize – $30.00

U10: 1st Prize – $50.00 & others depending on entries – the more the better! The winner of each individual U10 tournament will receive a prize.

Entry Fee – $60 which covers all days but a $10 discount applies if you register online by Sunday 21st April 2024 using the following link:


Parents should inform us of any health issues when they register.

For more information, please ring or text Alan Goldsmith on 0401 67 2481 You can enter on the Monday morning but must do so before 9am. Entry for any one-day event is $20 or if playing just for 2 days $40 – no discount available online.

Lunches will be around 12.30pm and Pizza can be ordered each day for $8.

April Girls Only Day

Updated April 11th, 2024

April Girls Only Day

17th April 2024

Come and play in the fun events being organised for this day!

We had about 50 girls of all ages and abilities last year

Just $10 – including the pizzas!

It will take place at the Chess Centre, 10 Ranelagh St, Adelaide and we will have some of the State’s best women players on hand to give you advice on how best to play this wonderful game.

To book: https://www.trybooking.com/CQRBG

Other dates this year: Wednesday 10th July & Wednesday 2nd October 2024

Annual General Meeting

Updated February 10th, 2024

The AGM of the SA Junior Chess League is one of the most important events of the year. We review last year and plan for this one. We elect Committee members and decide on the calendar, the venues and fees.


If you can attend, please do so!