Who we are. What is here.

The Australian Junior Chess League (AusJCL) is affiliated with the Australian Chess Federation (ACF), and is responsible for managing the national and international affairs of Australian junior chess.

On this website, you will find advice for players and parents about the selection procedure, and everything else about travelling overseas to international junior competitions. You will also find an Application Form for players wishing to compete in international junior competitions, and an up-to-date Calendar of upcoming competitions.

2015 Australian Junior Championships

The 2015 Australian Junior Championships was held at Canberra Grammar School in Canberra ACT from 17-25 January 2015. A website with more information will be posted in the next few months - in the meantime please email Alana Chibnall alanachibnall@hotmail.com with any questions.

2014 Johns-Putra Australian Junior Elite Training Squad (JETS)

The Australian Junior Elite Training Squad is a development squad for players primarily aged 14 and under. Unless exceptional circumstances exist, eligibility for the 2014 Squad will require participation in the Australian Championship or Reserves in Noble Park, January 2-11 or the Australian Junior Championships at Knox Collenge in Sydney January 11-19.

The main JETS camp - five days of intensive Grandmaster and International Master training during the July school holidays - will be in Adelaide in 2014.

The selections have now been released and can be seen here.

Applications for 2014 International Events

Applications for players wishing to represent Australia in International Junior events in 2014 are now CLOSED. The results of the selections will be posted as soon as they are available.


The AusJCL sends out a regular bulletin to give juniors and their parents up-to-date results and information about junior chess in Australia and overseas. To subscribe to this bulletin please send an email to the bulletin editor, Raelene Zelesco raelenez@netspace.net.au titled 'AusJCL Bulletin Subscription Request' and include your name and email address.

2014 City of Adelaide Junior Championships Adelaide, SA 23-24 April
2014 Gold Coast Junior Championships Gold Coast, QLD 3 May
Victorian Junior Championships Box Hill, VIC 28 June - 4 July
2014 National Junior Elite Training Squad (JETS) Camp Adelaide, SA 2-6 July
2014 NSW Junior Championships North Ryde, NSW 7-11 July
2014 QLD Junior Championships Gold Coast, QLD 8-11 July
2014 SA Junior U/8 and U/12 Adelaide, SA 17-18 July
2014 Gold Coast Junior Masters Gold Coast, QLD 6-7 September
2014 NSW Girls Championship North Ryde, NSW 25-26 September
2014 City of Sydney Junior Championship North Ryde, NSW 1-3 October
2014 ACT Junior Championship (U/20) Canberra, ACT 8-10 October
2014 SA Junior Championship (Girls, U/11 and U/9) Adelaide, SA 9-10 October
2014 ACT Under 12 Championship Canberra, ACT 26 October
2014 Gold Coast Junior Masters Gold Coast, QLD 8-9 November
2014 ACT Under 14 and Under 16 Championship Canberra, ACT 22-23 November
2014 Australian Young Masters, Junior Masters, Girls Masters and SA Masters Adelaide, SA 7-11 December
2015 Australian Junior Championship (U/8-U/18) Canberra Grammar School, ACT 17-25 January 2015
2014 World Amateur Championships (for U/2000) Singapore 25 April-4 May
2014 ASEAN+ Age Group Championships Macau 3-12 June
Asian Youth Ch. (U/8, U/10 and U/12) Tashkent, Uzbekhistan 20-29 June
Commonwealth Championship (U/16, U/14, U/12 and U/10) Glasgow, Scotland 20 June-8 July
Asian Junior U/20 Championship Yemen 22-29 August
Asian Schools Championship Taichung, Taiwan 23-30 August
2014 World Youth Championship U/8 - U/18 Durban, South Africa 18-30 September
2014 World Junior U/20 (Open and Girls) Mumbai, India 5-20 October
2014 World Youth Under 16 Olympiad Kazakhstan 6-16 October
2014 Asian Amateur Championships (U/2000) Kuwait 19-27 November
2014 World Schools Individual Championship Brazil 26 November - 4 December
2014 Dubbo Open Dubbo, NSW 5-6 April
2014 Doeberl Cup Canberra, ACT 17-21 April
2014 Gufeld Cup Perth, WA 20-21 April
2014 Sydney International Open Parramatta, NSW 23-27 April
2014 Melbourne Anzac Day Weekender Melbourne, VIC 25-27 April
2014 Wendy Terry Memorial Brisbane, QLD 26-27 April
2014 Townsville Open Townsville, QLD 10-11 May
2014 NSW Open Sydney, NSW 7-9 June
2014 Victorian Open Melbourne, VIC 7-9 June
2014 Peninsula Open North Brisbane, QLD 7-9 June
2014 Queen's Birthday Open Adelaide, SA 7-8 June
2014 Mackay Open Mackay, QLD 14-15 June
2014 Southwest Open Perth, WA 14-15 June
2014 Gold Coast Open Gold Coast, QLD 27-29 June
2014 Checkmate Open Adelaide, SA 5-6 July
2014 ANU Open Canberra, ACT 26-27 July
2014 Queensland Open Gladstone, QLD 26-27 July
2014 Willetton Open Perth, WA 2-3 August
2014 St George Weekender Carlton, NSW 23-24 August
2014 Bundaberg Open Bundaberg, QLD 23-24 August
2014 Best in the West Melbourne, VIC 6-7 September
2014 Nell Van Der Graaf Classic Gold Coast, QLD 20-21 September
2014 Box Hill Weekender Box Hill, VIC 26-29 September
2014 Leo Wilkinson Memorial North Brisbane, QLD 27-28 September
2014 Ryde-Eastwood Open West Ryde, NSW 4-6 October
2014 Labour Day Weekender Adelaide, SA 4-5 October
2014 Burnie Shines Open Burnie, TAS 25-26 October
2014 Gosford Open Gosford, NSW 25-26 October
2014 Kingsley Open Perth, WA 25-26 October
2014 Melbourne Cup Weekender Melbourne, VIC 31 October - 4 November
2014 Vikings Weekender Tuggeranong, ACT 15-16 November (TBC)
2014 Mildura Open Mildura, VIC November (TBA)
2014 Christmas Open Perth, WA 29-30 November
2014 Kelvin Grove Open Brisbane, QLD 29-30 November
2014 Saint/Swartz Memorial Melbourne, VIC 5-7 December
2014 Australian Allegro Championship Glenelg, SA 26 December
2014 Cantebury Summer Swiss Melbourne, VIC 27-30 December

Website design Paramount Media