Apologies for the wait! The 2019 JETS Squad is:

Matthew Arthur VIC
Damaris Augustine VIC
George Bartley SA
Nikita Boldyrev SA
James Boyd-Norman SA
Chao Xin Cheng VIC
Kundan Dharmapuri WA
Sri Krishna Kousel Dharmapuri WA
Anthony Fikh NSW
Oscar Gao WA
Sean Hawkins VIC
Toby Huey NSW
Chelsea Huey NSW
Chathula Kiripitige SA
Jonathan Lo QLD
Jennifer Morrison VIC
Om O’Carroll VIC
Dhwani Patel NSW
Sravan Renjith QLD
Athena-Malar Retnaraja SA
Ethan Retnaraja SA
James Spencer NSW
Ryder Testolin VIC
Aman Deepak Thadani ACT
Sulia Van Sebille VIC
Alaina Vincent NSW
Bridgette Watkins QLD
Jesse Zafirakos VIC

Reserves are (in order):

Aiden Wen
Isaac Chai
Darline Augustine
Oliver Fenton

I will send out an email to all applicants tonight or tomorrow night to let them know of these selections and outcomes.

Thank you to the five selectors: GM Ian Rogers, GM Moulthun Ly, WGM Julia Ryjanova, FM Shaun Press and Fedja Zulfic for their help.

Applications for the 2019 JETS Squad are closed.

Please contact alanachibnall@hotmail.com immediately if you have applied but your name is not on this list.

List last updated 5 March 2019 at 10:00pm.

First Name Last Name State
Akshay Annamalai ACT
Vihaan Anup Kumar NSW
James Arthur VIC
Matthew Arthur VIC
Damaris Augustine VIC
Darline Augustine VIC
George Bartley SA
Nikita Boldyrev SA
James Boyd-Norman SA
Luzelle Carney QLD
Jaimie Carney QLD
Connor Caruso SA
Sophie Cerny SA
Issac Chai VIC
Romain Charbonneau NSW
Chao Xin Cheng VIC
Joseph Cho VIC
Joshua Cooper QLD
Ryley Dang VIC
Kundan Dharmapuri WA
Sri Krishna Kousel Dharmapuri WA
Rishan Dipankar SA
Tom Donaldson NSW
Erin Dullaway QLD
Michael Dullaway QLD
Oliver Fenton SA
Anthony Fikh NSW
Oscar Gao WA
Gabriel Garber VIC
Justin Goodison VIC
Leonard Goodison VIC
Sean Hawkins VIC
Iker Hernandez Mendez WA
Toby Huey NSW
Anthony Huynh SA
Shriya Karthik ACT
Chathula Kiripitige SA
Dexuan Kong ACT
Aurora Lannon QLD
Dewmi Liyanage SA
Jonathan Lo QLD
Taifeng Matt Lyu NSW
Alistair Maria SA
Rover Leigh Mercado QLD
Eowyn Mercado QLD
Jennifer Morrison VIC
Om O’Carroll VIC
Celine Ong WA
Dhwani Patel NSW
Hamish Pattison SA
Liam Thanh Phung SA
Kaibing Qi SA
Alistair Randall SA
Sravan Renjith QLD
Athena-Malar Retnaraja SA
Ethan Retnaraja SA
Noah Rose QLD
Aidan Seifert NSW
Timofey Smirnov NSW
James Spencer NSW
Ryder Testolin VIC
Aman Deepak Thadani ACT
Sulia Van Sebille VIC
Christiaan Viljoen SA
Alaina Vincent NSW
Daniel Wang NSW
Michael Wang NSW
Eason Wang QLD
Bridgette Watkins QLD
Rachel Jane Watkins QLD
Sebastian Wei NSW
Aiden Wen NSW
Elizabeth Williams QLD
Jason Yan NSW
Jayden Yue SA
Jesse Zafirakos VIC
Eric Zheng VIC

2019 Johns-Putra Australian Junior Elite Training Squad (JETS)

Application for the Australia Junior Chess League’s 2019 JETS Training Squad sponsored by Geraldine Johns-Putra may be made via the Apply section of this site. The closing date has been extended to March 1.

Johns Putra JETS is pleased to invite applications from talented Australian juniors (U/18) for the JETS training squad.

The JETS Squad is Australia’s premier development squad, aimed at encouraging and challenging the next generation of Australian champions. (Past JETS members have gone on to become Grandmasters and International Masters.)

Applicants are judged by enthusiasm, commitment and recent improvement, as well as rating, with a loading for applicants aged 14 and under. A maximum of 30 players will be selected, with at least a third of squad members being of each gender. Two places will be reserved for a male and female player from New Zealand and a minimum of six places for the host State or Territory.

Eligibility for the Squad will generally require participation in at least one of the following events in December/January 2018/19: the Australian Young Masters in Adelaide; the Australian Open in Melbourne; the Australian Junior Championships in Sydney; the Oceania Junior Championships in Auckland. (A very small number of exceptions may be made; please state extenuating circumstances on application.)

The selected members of the 2019 JETS Squad should commit to attend the national junior training camp, to be held in Lobethal and Adelaide from July 10-14. {The historic town of Lobethal is in the Adelaide Hills, 45 minutes from the CBD.) The camp will conclude in Adelaide no later than 5pm on July 14 to allow interstate JETS members to fly home that evening.

The first three days will include intensive coaching in small groups by Grandmasters and International Masters, plus a GM Simultaneous Exhibition. The final two days of the camp (plus the Friday evening) will be a training event, the Checkmate Open, with post-game analysis by JETS coaches.

Applicant Details

Name …………………………………….

Address …………………………………….

Telephone number (Home) ……………………………………

Telephone number (Mob) ……………………………………

Email address ……………………………………

Birth date …………………………….

Latest ACF/FIDE Ratings ..…………………………………

Additional Comments (Optional, 200 words or less)

Note: Members residing in the host city of the JETS camp may be requested to provide billeting for an interstate guest during the camp in July.

Name and email address of parent

…………………….

I give permission for my child to apply for the 2019 JETS Squad

………………….

Please use the Apply section of this site, return by email to chess@t-s-a-i.com or post to Peter Tsai,35 Cookson Way, Burwood, VIC 3125 by March 1.

Congratulations to the 28 Australian junior chess players who have been selected in the Johns-Putra Junior Elite Training Squad (JETS) for 2018. We had a massive number of applications so to be selected into the squad is a great achievement.

These players are joined by two representatives from New Zealand to participate in a five-day training camp being held in Melbourne in early July. Participants will get to participate in intensive group coaching from five top Grandmaster and International Master coaches as well as attend an ethics lecture. They will then get to play in a two-day training tournament followed by a simultaneous exhibition with one of the coaches.

The list of names are:

Sophia Boyce
Jacob Joseph Chan
Amanda Cheng
Aaron Do
Brent Kristoffer Geronimo
Lachlan Ho
Ethan Hooi
Kathleen Hooi
Toby Huey
Nicholas Ilic
Chathula Kiripitige
Oliver Li
Emily Lin
Byron Morris
Sze Yong Ng
Dhwani Patel
Athena-Malar Retnaraja
Ethan Retnaraja
Haran Salasan
Gavyn Sanusi-Goh
Jonas Sze-To
Ryder Testolin
Sulia Van Sebille
Sophie Watkins
Chao Xing Cheng
Winston Zhao Chen
Marco Le Lun Zheng
Shawn Zillman

Nicole Qin (NZ)

Ryan Winter(NZ)

Reserves:

Ruofan Xu
Elena Jule
William Rumley
Chloe Fan

Due to confusion and enquiries over the status of the Junior Elite Training Squad after the demise of the AJCL – JETS will continue as usual – the deadline for applications for the 2018 squad has been extended by a week until February 28.

2018 Johns-Putra Australian Junior Elite Training Squad (JETS)

Application form for the 2018 JETS Training Squad sponsored by Geraldine Johns-Putra. 

We are pleased to invite applications from talented Australian juniors (U/18) for the national junior training squad.

The JETS Squad is Australia’s premier development squad, aimed at encouraging and challenging the next generation of Australian champions. (Past JETS members have gone on to become Grandmasters and International Masters.)

Applicants are judged by enthusiasm, commitment and recent improvement, as well as rating, with a loading for applicants aged 14 and under.

A maximum of 30 players will be selected, with at least a third of squad members being of each gender.

Two places will be reserved for a male and female player from New Zealand and a minimum of six places for the host State or Territory.

Eligibility for the Squad will generally require participation in at least one of the January national championships, either the Australian Championship or Reserves tournament (held in Sydney), or the Australian Junior Championships (held in Melbourne). (A small number of exceptions may be made; please state extenuating circumstances on application.)

The selected members of the 2018 JETS Squad should commit to attend the national junior training camp, to be held at Glen Waverley Secondary College in Melbourne from July 9-13.

The first three days will involve free intensive coaching in small groups by Grandmasters and International Masters.

The final two days of the camp will include competing in a training tournament, with post-game analysis by JETS coaches, plus a Grandmaster Simultaneous Exhibition.

Applicant Details

Name …………………………………….

Address …………………………………….

Telephone number (Home) ……………………………………

Telephone number (Mob) ……………………………………

Email address ……………………………………

Birth date …………………………….

Latest ACF/FIDE Ratings ..…………………………………

Additional Comments (Optional, 200 words or less)

Note: Members residing in the host city of the JETS camp may be requested to provide billeting for an interstate guest during the camp in July.

Name and email address of parent

…………………….

I give permission for my child to apply for the 2018 JETS Squad

………………….

Please email your application to chess@t-s-a-i.com or post to Peter Tsai,35 Cookson Way, Burwood, VIC 3125, or apply via http://australianjuniorchess.org.au at latest by February 28.

sorryweareclosing

The decision has been made for the Australian Junior Chess League to be folded effective as of Sunday 7 January 2018. All matters related to junior chess in Australia including national championships, the Australian Schools Teams Championship and international selection applications will be handled by the ACF directly. The Junior Elite Training Squad will operate independently of the AJCL and the ACF.

The website will be left open until the JETS applications are closed. Applications for international events will need to be made directly to the Australian Chess Federation.

The Facebook page also has to come to an end. We will close the Facebook page down on Sunday 14th January. (Of course we cannot stop anyone else from creating a similar page and we would be happy to share the link and notify the community…)

Please feel free to contact ACF president Gary Wastell (22 Bruarong Crescent, Frankston South, Victoria 3199 Australia, 0409 525 963, 03 9787 7974 (H), president@auschess.org.au) or other ACF committee members if you would like more information about the decision and the future of Australian Junior Chess.

Thank you for helping us build the Australian Junior Chess community to what it has become.

Regards,
The Australian Junior Chess League Committee

2018 Johns-Putra Australian Junior Elite Training Squad (JETS)

Application form for the 2018 JETS Training Squad sponsored by Geraldine Johns-Putra.

We are pleased to invite applications from talented Australian juniors (U/18) for the national junior training squad.

The JETS Squad is Australia’s premier development squad, aimed at encouraging and challenging the next generation of Australian champions. (Past JETS members have gone on to become Grandmasters and International Masters.)

Applicants are judged by enthusiasm, commitment and recent improvement, as well as rating, with a loading for applicants aged 14 and under.

A maximum of 30 players will be selected, with at least a third of squad members being of each gender.

Two places will be reserved for a male and female player from New Zealand and a minimum of six places for the host State or Territory.

Eligibility for the Squad will generally require participation in at least one of the January national championships, either the Australian Championship or Reserves tournament (held in Sydney), or the Australian Junior Championships (held in Melbourne). (A small number of exceptions may be made; please state extenuating circumstances on application.)

The selected members of the 2018 JETS Squad should commit to attend the national junior training camp, to be held at Glen Waverley Secondary College in Melbourne from July 9-13.

The first three days will involve free intensive coaching in small groups by Grandmasters and International Masters.

The final two days of the camp will include competing in a training tournament, with post-game analysis by JETS coaches, plus a Grandmaster Simultaneous Exhibition.

Applicant Details

Name …………………………………….

Address …………………………………….

Telephone number (Home) ……………………………………

Telephone number (Mob) ……………………………………

Email address ……………………………………

Birth date …………………………….

Latest ACF/FIDE Ratings ..…………………………………

Additional Comments (Optional, 200 words or less)

Note: Members residing in the host city of the JETS camp may be requested to provide billeting for an interstate guest during the camp in July.

Name and email address of parent

…………………….

I give permission for my child to apply for the 2018 JETS Squad

………………….

Please email your application to chess@t-s-a-i.com or post to Peter Tsai,35 Cookson Way, Burwood, VIC 3125, or apply via http://australianjuniorchess.org.au at latest by February 20.

The 2017 Lidums Australian Young Masters is open to players under 30 years of age and will be held at the University of Adelaide from December 2-8. The fields for the Grandmaster and International Master round-robin sections have been confirmed and you can now register for the Young Masters Open and Under 1200 sections.
The Grandmaster group features Indian International Master Praggnanandhaa, who is aiming to be become the youngest Grandmaster of all time.
The Lidums Young Masters Open runs from December 4-8 as a nine-round FIDE-rated open tournament. The tournament has over $1000 in prizes and the winner qualifies for the 2018 IM  round robin. The Young Masters U1200 runs from December 6-8 and is an eight-round ACF-rated open with over $500 in prizes.
Registration for the open tournaments can be made via http://lidumsaym.com/register/.

The Australian team of six players at the World Youth Championships in Montevideo, Uruguay, returned home having gained gained 70 rating points overall. Top scorer for the Australians was Christopher Lim  in the U/14 Open event who scores 6/11.

Full results available at http://chess-results.com/tnr297054.aspx?lan=1&art=25&fedb=AUS&flag=30&wi=821