Updated July 9th, 2023
This is the official website for the Junior Chess League Inc in South Australia and it is used to inform you about all our junior chess activities. You will find here all the details about the interschool primary and secondary matches, as well as how to take part in tournaments and – very exciting – make use of chess on the Internet. The SAJCL been promoting Junior Chess in SA for over 60 years thanks to the dedication and passion of Evelyn and Gary Koshnitsky and many other tireless volunteers and we are very grateful to all the support given to us by many schools and teachers.
And as a non-profit local organisation, we endeavour to make chess affordable and accessible to everyone.
The SAJCL is delighted to be associated with the online chess server called Chesskid and have negotiated a special deal for students in South Australia – instead of the usual $100 annual fee, we can provide it for just $25 which we think will be a huge benefit for all keen students.
For more details please check here.
Committee for 2023
|email@example.com||0401 672 481|
Dr Daniel Kerrigan
|Deputy Treasurer||Carrie Zhaofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Secondary Rep||Jocelyn Hoemail@example.com|
|Public Officer||Janine Herrmann|
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN JUNIOR CHESS LEAGUE
RULES FOR INTER-SCHOOL TEAMS COMPETITION
- Each team in the Primary A Grade or Secondary Division 1 and Division 2 teams are to consist of 5 players. Primary B and Primary C teams and Secondary Division 3 teams have only 4 players in a team.
- Players should play in the estimated order of strength.
- No player may play in more than one team on the same night.
- Each team to have a captain and acting captain in captain’s absence.
- The Secondary Division 2 and 3 competitions play two games per night.
- Match Result forms to be placed at each match table. The names of each member of teams must be entered on it before the start of play – first names and SURNAMES IN CAPITALS.
- Both captains or acting captains to sign completed form at end of match after checking that all particulars have been entered correctly:
1 point for a win, ½ for a draw, 0 for a loss
OF for a forfeit, OF to both absent players if a double forfeit – NOT a half point each.
- Talking should be restricted to a minimum during play. No conversation between players during game.
- No advice of moves is to be given to a player during the game. The member of the team who gives such advice to another will be in danger of loss of his/her game or a point being deducted from team score.
- Spectators are requested to be as quiet as possible. Talking should be away from match tables.
- When watching games spectators must keep well back from the tables and not hover behind any boards. Directors of Play at venues should see that this is observed.
- Start of Play
- The Secondary School Divisions start at 7.00pm. Forfeit time is 7.30pm.
- The Primary School Grades begin at approximately 4.00pm. Forfeit time is 20 minutes after the start. The competitions in the Hills are played in the evenings.
- Finish of Play
The Secondary Division 1 may continue until 9:30pm. Divisions 2 and 3 continue until 9.00pm.
- All games must be played according to the Laws of Chess.
- All games must be played ‘TOUCH AND MOVE’. Opponents must enforce this rule before a reply move is made.
- If a school has two or more teams in the same grade the players may NOT interchange, ie, if a player starts in Division3 Red he/she cannot play in ‘Division 3 White’ or ‘Division 3 Black’.
- Ineligible player(s) point(s) will be awarded to the opposing team regardless of the result.
RATE OF PLAY
- Clocks are used in the Secondary Division 1 competition – 60 minutes each player plus a 10 second increment added with each move.
- Clocks are used in Divisions 2 & 3 – after half-an hour’s play, any games still going are required to use a clock to finish the game – each player has 10 minutes for the remaining of the game.
- Clocks are used in Primary A Grade – each player has 45 minutes for the whole game.
When used in all other Divisions the use of chess clocks is at the discretion of the Director of Play.
POSTPONEMENT OF MATCHES
- No postponement should be made on the day of the match unless by mutual agreement. At late notice reserve players have to play in that team.
- If a school wishes to postpone a match for any valid reason, the Tournament director should be advised of this arrangement at the earliest convenience.
- A RESERVE player may NOT come down from a higher grade of which he/she is a regular member.
- Players MAY NOT play up as a reserve more than 3 nights in the season. After 3 games as RESERVE they may stay as a PERMANENT player in the higher team but they MAY NOT go back to the lower division.
- If a player goes into a higher division as a reserve AT THE LAST MINUTE he/she plays on the vacant board. Other games should start on time.
- If it is known that a RESERVE player will be required, then ALL the players are arranged so that the RESERVE[S] play in the approximate order of strength.AWARDS
A trophy is awarded to all players who score 100%, playing the maximum possible number of games in any one grade or division.
- Certificates of Merit
Awarded to all players who have played most their games scoring a high result in their grade or division.
- 5 points or better out of 6 games
5.5 points or better out of 7 games
6 points or better out of 8 games
7 points or better out of 9 games
8 points or better out of 10 games
8.5 points or better out of 11 games
10 games or better out of 12 games
10.5 or better out of 13 games
11 points or better out of 14 games
ELEGIBILITY TO PLAY IN SECONDARY DIVISION 1
- Any school with FOUR teams or more entered in the Secondary Competitions must play at least ONE team in Division 1.
CHAMPION SECONDARY SCHOOL SHIELD
To be awarded to the school which obtain the most points from the following table. Any school can count the result of TWO TEAMS in any one Division:-
|Division 2||Division 3|
|12 points||6 points|
|10 points||5 points|
|8 points||4 points|
|6 points||3 points|
|4 points||2 points|
|2 points||1 point|
CHAMPION PRMARY SCHOOL – EVELYN KOSHNITSKY SHIELD
- A 3-round ‘play-off’ competition at the end of Term 3 will determine the winner of the Shield. Eight teams of 10 players to be invited by the Director of Play from the schools which have done the best with two teams during the 2nd and 3rd terms.
DIRECTORS OF PLAY
- The director of Play at each venue should wear a name-tag and introduce him/herself to the teams before announcing “start of play”.
- All match RESULT SHEETS must be given to the Director of Play at each venue at the end of the match. They must NOT be taken away by any player. Team Captains are responsible in ensuring this action occurs.
Appeals and complaints can be referred for determination to 3 members of a 6 member Appeal Panel, none of whom is from the schools involved in the complaint. The Director of Play is to be a fourth non-voting member to provide advice as needed to the Appeal Panel and to implement whatever is the conclusion of the appeal/complaint.
These fees are set at the AGM each year. In 2021 the fees are:
|Affiliation fee per school||$60|
|Primary A Grade team||$80|
|Primary B or Primary C team||
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|