Chess Tournaments during the Summer holidays

Updated January 25th, 2023

The best way to improve at chess is to play in chess tournaments and over the Summer we have some great events for juniors! For young players in particular we have the Christmas Tournament on 23rd December 2022 and the Summer Tournament on 13th January 2023.

For the the really keen juniors who are planning to take part in the Nationals we have a Preparation Tournament running over 2 days. 

Players who are not planning on playing in the Nationals may take part if they have a rating or are approved by the SAJCL committee – these days are intended to be for serious chess and so younger players are encouraged to take part in the Christmas or Summer Tournaments.

Christmas Tournament Chess Centre 23rd December 2022

For all juniors – 3 different age groups – cost $20 + $5 for pizza – 9:30 – 3:30

Australian Junior Preparation Tourn 1 Chess Centre 29th & 30th Dec 2022

This 2-day event is intended only for juniors planning to take part in the Australian Junior Championships and consists of 2 days with 4 Rapid Games per day – 30 minutes per player + 10 sec increments – starts at 10am – schedule 10am, 11.15am lunch 12:30 1pm and 2.15pm to finish at 3:30 each day Cost $40 + $5 each day for pizza

Australian Junior Championships Melbourne 12th-20th Jan 2023

This is the premier event for juniors in Australia and will be held over 9 days – please check which dates apply to your age on 1st January as the events for Under 8s for example go only for 3 days  Schedule:

U8 & U10 Girls-18 to 20 Jan U8 & U10 Open-12 to 14 Jan

U12 & U14 Girls-16 to 20 Jan U12 & U14 Open-16 to 20 Jan

U16 & U18 Girls-16 to 20 Jan U16 & U18 Open-12 to 20 Jan

Problem Solving & Blitz/Lightning-15th January  

Summer Tournament Chess Centre 13th January 2023

For all juniors – 3 different age groups – cost $20 + $5 for pizza – 9:30 – 3:30

The events in the Chess Centre will only take place if the forecast is less than 40 degrees.