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.
IMPORTANT: Applications for 2013 International Events
The Australian Junior Chess League encourages all interested juniors to apply for any of the events below for which they are eligible. The deadline is January 31 for the Asian Junior Under 20, and February 28 for all the other events below.
April 1-10 Asian Junior U/20 Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
May 6-15 World Schools Individual Championship Halkidiki, Greece
May 17-24 Asian Youth Championship U/18, U/16, U/14 Danang, Vietnam
June 8-17 ASEAN+ Age Group Championships Bangkok, Thailand
June 20-27 Asian Youth Championships Mashhad, Iran
Johns-Putra JETS Training Squad
Applications for the 2013 Johns-Putra Australian Junior Elite Training Squad (JETS) are currently with the selectors. Announcement of the Squad is expected at the end of March.
2013 Bond University Australian Junior Championship
A website has been made for the 2013 Bond University Australian Junior Championship being held in Queensland from 19-27 January 2013.
The Chessaroos are a squad of Australia's best U/16 players who are preparing to compete at the World Youth Olympiad in Chongqing, China in July, having finished =7th at the 2012 Youth Olympiad. For details about the squad members and how you can support the Chessaroos, go to the Chessaroos link.
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, Simon Dale firstname.lastname@example.org titled 'AusJCL Bulletin Subscription Request' and include your name and email address.
The AusJCL site now has a News page, which will be updated quarterly with top junior results by Australian juniors in adult tournaments in Australia and overseas.