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Calendar for 2014

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Annual General Meeting

Thursday 6th March 2014, starting at 7pm - Chess Centre, 10 Ranelagh St Adelaide

Motions to be considered:

1 All Primary Matches, including A and B grade, to be played after-school at 4pm; the A Grade with a 45 min +10/sec per move per player time limit

2 The Secondary Division 1 Competition have a time limit of 60 mins +10 sec per move per player

3 The Primary A Grade and Division 1 teams be reduced to 4 player teams to bring into line with interstate and make it easier for schools to make teams

4 Secondary country teams be allowed to enter teams in Division 3 and play opponents online

 

Interschool Matches

Team Registrations will starts from 7th March onwards - registration will be through the website or by ringing Alan Goldsmith on 0401 67 2481

The Matches start the SECOND week back in 2nd Term - the week ending Friday 9th May.

I have just listed the Friday dates - so adjust for Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday comps please. Many of the primary competitions take place on days other than the Friday - the Hills Competition for example is typically Mondays, while there are others after-school on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights etc but these dates should be a useful guide.

The exact details for this year interschool matches have still to be finalised - the availability of venues and Directors of Play etc - but team registrations will start in early March. I will send out an email reminder of when to register. The more teams and students and schools who take part the better, so if your school has played before, please do so again with even more teams - and if you are a new school and a bit unsure of what's involved, please give me a ring and I am sure you will find process of entering teams etc very simple.

The Primary week dates are:

Term 2:
Rd 1 Fri 9th May;
Rd 2 Fri 23rd May,
Rd 3 Fri 13th June,
Rd 4 Fri 27th June,

Term 3:
Rd 5 Fri 1st August,
Rd 6 Fri 15th August,
Rd 7 Fri 29th August.
 
The Secondary Competition dates are:

Div 1 Dates:

Term 2:
Rd 1 Fri 9th May;
Rd 2 Fri 23rd May,
Rd 3 Fri 13th June,
Rd 4 Fri 27th June,

Term 3:
Rd 5 Fri 1st August,
Rd 6 Fri 15th August,
Rd 7 Fri 29th August.

Div 2 Dates:

Term 2:
Rd 1 & 2 Fri 16th May
Rd 3 & 4 Fri 30th May
Rd 5 & 6 Fri 20th June

Term 3:
Rd 7 & 8 Fri 25th July
Rd 9 & 10 Fri 8th August
Rd 11 & 12 Fri 22nd August

Div 3 Dates:

Term 2:
Rd 1 & 2 Fri 9th May;
Rd 3 & 4 Fri 23rd May,
Rd 5 & 6 Fri 13th June,
Rd 7 & 8 Fri 27th June,

Term 3:
Rd 9 & 10 Fri 1st August,
Rd 11 & 12 Fri 15th August,

Presentations and Finals

The Secondary Presentation Night and Lightning Tournament will be on Friday September 19th at 7.30pm

The Primary B and C Finals will be on Friday Sept 12th starting at 4pm

The Evelyn Koshnitsky Tournament will be on Friday September 19th starting at 4pm

The Primary Presentation will be on Friday October 24th at 7pm

Australian Schools Teams Championship

6th & 7th December - PAC

Half-Day Week 8 Tournaments

Just $10 entry per student - any number and any ability!! Discounts for 10 players or more from the one school. The SAJCL will again hold special half-day tournaments in 2014 - they will be held during the 8th week of each term. They start around 9.15am and finish around 12.30pm. The players will have 10 minutes each per game and should play 6 games in the morning. The tournaments will be held at the Chess Centre in the city.

1st term: WEDNESDAY 19th March 2014
2nd term: WEDNESDAY 18th June 2014
3rd term: WEDNESDAY 10th September 2014
4th term: WEDNESDAY 3rd December 2014

Tournaments

City of Adelaide Junior Championships
April 24th (Thursday of the second week of the holidays) - this year it will be played as a one-day allegro because of Easter and the Anzac Day holiday.

State Under 18 - Under 12 Championships
July 17th & 18th (Thursday & Friday - of the 2nd week of the holidays)

State Under 11 - Under 9 Championships
Oct 9th & 10th (Thursday & Friday - of the 2nd week of the holidays)

State Girls Championship
Oct 9th & 10th

Other events

As well as the normal State and City of Adelaide Junior Championships scheduled through the year, there are many events held by the SA Chess Association that are very suitable for youngsters, such as the adult Interclub Matches which start on Tuesday 29th April and the Checkmate Weekend Tournament in early July.

We strongly urge all keen students to participate where possible in events which include adults and the use of clocks - the improvement can be enormous. Please check www.sachess.org for details.

THE ROOKIES CLUB IS BACK - Sunday afternoons

Tournaments are held roughly once a month, near the start of the month where practical, from 2pm - 4pm.

Sunday 23rd February 2014 2pm - 4pm
Sunday 2nd March 2014 2pm - 4pm
Sunday 6th April 2014 2pm - 4pm
Sunday 4th May 2014 2pm - 4pm
Sunday 1st June 2014 2pm - 4pm
Sunday 29th June 2014 2pm - 4pm
Sunday 3rd August 2014 2pm - 4pm
Sunday 7th September 2014 2pm - 4pm
Sunday 12th October 2014 2pm - 4pm
Sunday 2nd November 2014 2pm - 4pm

Venue: The Chess Centre, 10 Ranelagh St Adelaide 5000 Cost: $10 per afternoon.

Format: There will be a general tournament each week with prizes, along with friendly games and short lessons for novices and youngsters not keen on competitions yet.
Suitable: for ALL juniors aged 5 and above - beginners to advanced