March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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.
|Md Ruhul Islam
|Dr Ilya Hubczenko
|Nick Vass – Ceilings Concepts
|Dr Rob Hoile
|Dr Andrew Paull
|Mato Jelic – Chess School SA
|Pink & Ku Fang
|The Balachander Family
|The Norwood Chess Club
|Ashley & Kelly Jones
|St Pius X
|Yes Lee Leong
|Oliver, Ben Wes, Anthony Western
|Dr Gurpreet Kaur
|The Hoff Family
|St Ignatius College