Chess Calendar for 2022

Updated December 1st, 2022

Please find below the tentative dates for this year’s junior chess events – these could all change depending on whatever happens with Covid-19.

The Annual General Meeting of the SAJCL took place on 3rd March 2022 at the Chess Centre, 10 Ranelagh St Adelaide and the one major change was to the age of players taking part in tournaments:

It was passed that a player’s age will be his/her age at the start of the tournament, not at the the first of January. This is the policy of the NSW Junior League and for most juniors it will make sense. Players wishing to play in National events just need to bear in mind that those events use the age you are at the first of January.

The tournaments are either run by the SA Junior Chess League or the SA Chess Association Inc.

Please check the following websites before the event and then use the link on the website to register: 

The bookings for all the events will be through the TryBooking system and that way we can notify the participants of any changes. However, players and participants will generally still be accepted if they turn up on the day of the event.

The Tournaments are held on the last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of the second week of the holidays. 

The Girls Only Tournaments are held on the Tuesdays of the second week of each term break with the tournament in July being considered the State Girls titles.

Junior Tournaments:

Girls only 26th April; City of Adelaide Junior for Players aged 6 – 20 (ie Under 21) 27- 29th April

State Girls Championship only 19th July; State U18-U12 Championships & July Junior 20-22nd July

Girls only 11th October; State U11-U7 Championships & October Junior 12-14th October

Other Events:

Inter-school team matches will start on 6th May and be played fortnightly until mid-Term 3

SA State Championships & Candidates for adults and advanced students 1st February – 29th March 

Inter-club matches (adults & juniors) 26th April – 21st June

City of Adelaide Championship 26th July – 20th September

Pennant Interclub Matches  27th September – 22nd November

And for serious players there are many more events, like the Begonia Open in Ballarat, the Doeberl Cup in Canberra, the Checkmate Tournament and the Hosworth Labour Day weekender in Adelaide.