is the official website for the Junior Chess League 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 50 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.
Last updated Tuesday 19th November 2013
News for 2013
The Secondary Division 1 Competition was won by PAC after a thrilling match against St Peter's ended in a 3-2 win, making PAC the overall winner by 2 points. The final leading scores were: PAC Red 26.5; St Peter's Blue 24.5 and Glenunga 23.5.
The Division 2 Competition was won by Marryatville IHS with 54 points ahead of Glenunga Gold on 42.5 and Blackfriars Red on 42.
The Division 3 Competition was won by Scotch College with 34 points, ahead of Glenunga Gold on 31.5 and Christies Beach HS on 30.5
The Evelyn Koshnitsky Shield for Champion Primary School was won by PAC, ahead of St Peter's. Magill PS and Walkerville PS finished 3rd.
Primary B Finals and C Finals
Congratulations to Walkerville PS on convincingly winning the B Grade Finals ahead of Campbelltown Library and St Mark's Lutheran. Congratulations also to St Peter's on winning the Primary C Finals ahead of Unley PS in second and Campbelltown Library and Scotch College in equal third.
INTERNET INTER-SCHOOL CHESS COMPETITION IN WEEK 6
The SAJCL willhold a series of chess matches between schools in Week 6 this term.
Primary Open - see DRAW
Secondary Open - see DRAW
and the students will play online using www.chess.com at lunchtime. You may need to get your school to unblock the chess.com site during that time - just check if you can get onto the site sometime soon and if you can't, it is easy to ask your IT people to help. If they have concerns explain that it is a very safe site, the students will be advised not to chat to anyone and the site will be blocked after each lunchtime if necessary. And a teacher will be supervising to ensure the students will be not be getting any assistance.
Click here for more info.
Australian Junior Championships 2014
These will be held at Knox Grammar School in Sydney from 11th-19th January 2014.
Entries are now being taken - please check www.ajcc.org.au for details
Congratulations to everyone on taking part in this year's State Junior Titles
Here are the major results
=1st Under 18 Eddie Han & Punala Kiripitige; 3rd Ted Wachtel
1st Under 16: Peter Gregoric; 2nd Maks Zalkauskas
=1st Under 15: Joel Lee & Qi Le Kong-Lim
=1st Under 14: Denny Han & Liam Harrison (Denny gets the title being from SA)
=1st Under 13: Kee-An Seet & George Karassoulos
1st Under 12: Preshaan Thavarajah; Equal 2nd: Arseny Galliamov & Thanh-Mai Nguyen
The Under 11 Championship was won by Sung Hoon Ok; second was Peter Moskvichev and equal 3rd was Makar Radzievski and George Bartley.
The Under 10 Championship was won by Luca Paull and Alexei Bogatirev; equal third were Boris Glushkov and Jonathan Miteff.
The Under 9 Championship was won by Ye Seul Ok; equal second were Flynn Schapel and Aditya Ghai
The Under 12 Girls title was won by Hui Si Yee.
Hello everyone :)
The calendar for the junior chess events for this year has finally been produced and can be found under the Calendar option on the left hand side or simply downloaded by clicking here. News items from previous years can be found under the News section.
The first important date is the Annual General Meeting which will take place on Thursday 7th March at 7pm at the Chess Centre, 10 Ranelagh St Adelaide and everyone is encouraged to attend. There will be a review of last year and we will discuss ideas for 2013.
The Interschool Matches will start in Week 2 of Term 2 and team registrations will start being taken after the AGM.
REGISTRATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED NOW
Please check here for a venue for your team and enter as many as you can :)
BREAKING NEWS - St John's Lutheran at Highgate is now a C Grade venue on a Friday at 4pm - and Our Saviour Lutheran at Aberfoyle Park will be hosting an event as well.
School Affiliation Fee: $40
Sec Team Fee (5 player teams in Div 1 & Div 2; 4 players in Div 3): $84
Primary Team Fee for B grade and C grade (4 player teams): $48
Primary Team Fee for A grade (5 player team): $60
Week 8 Tournaments
The Week 8 Half-day Tournaments will once again take place on the Wednesday morning of week 8 and these should be added to your calendar if you plan to run any excursions this year:
1st term: WEDNESDAY 20th March 2013
2nd term: WEDNESDAY 19th June 2013
3rd term: WEDNESDAY 11th September 2013
4th term: WEDNESDAY 4th December 2013
Rookies Tournaments - suitable for juniors of all ages and abilities.
|Sunday 24th February 2013 2pm - 4pm
|Sunday 17th March 2013 2pm - 4pm
|Sunday 14th April 2013 2pm - 4pm
|Sunday 5th May 2013 2pm - 4pm
|Sunday 2nd June 2013 2pm - 4pm
|Sunday 30th June 2013 2pm - 4pm
|Sunday 4th August 2013 2pm - 4pm
|Sunday 8th September 2013 2pm - 4pm
|Sunday 6th October 2013 2pm - 4pm
|Sunday 3rd November 2013 2pm - 4pm
More details will be sent out shortly by email but ..
Can all teachers at the State schools please send me an email with your new email address.
We are also setting up a facebook page for the Junior League so please check it out for more info.
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