2015 Johns-Putra Australian Junior Elite Training Squad (JETS)

Application form for the Australia Junior Chess League’s 2015 JETS Training Squad sponsored by Geraldine Johns-Putra.

The Australian Junior Chess League is 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 and commitment as well as rating, with priority 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.

Eligibility for the Squad will require participation in at least one of the Australian Open Championships (Sydney) or Australian Junior Championships (Canberra), in January 2014. (A very small number of exceptions may be made in extenuating circumstances. Please state on application.)

The selected members of the 2014 JETS Squad should commit to attend the national junior training camp, to be held at Somerset College on the Gold Coast from June 27 – July 1. The first two days of the camp will involve competing in the Gold Coast Open, with post-game analysis by JETS coaches.

The final three days will involve free intensive coaching in small groups by Grandmasters and International Masters, plus a Behaviour and Ethics Hypothetical and a Grandmaster Simultaneous Exhibition.

Additional half or full day mini-camps, free for JETS Squad members, may be held in other major cities, usually in conjunction with a Grand Prix weekend tournament.

In the first half of the year, JETS Squad members may occasionally be set homework.

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

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I give permission for my child to apply for the 2015 JETS Squad

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Please return to Tristan Boyd, PO Box 8733, Perth, WA 6849, or apply online via this website by February 20.

 

Yi Liu, Queensland, and Kristine Quek, NSW, are the new Australian Junior (U/18) Champions.

Victoria won seven of the 12 titles on offer at the annual Championships, this year held at Canberra Grammar School.

Full details of all prizewinners available at: http://www.ajcc.org.au/

With two days to go before the start of the Australian Junior Championships in the ACT, the previous record entry of 270 players is in danger of being broken.

Entries for the tournament are being taken until midnight tonight – see http://www.ajcc.org.au/ for full details and a pre-tournament bulletin.

The Australian Junior Championships are run in 12 divisions, from U/8 to U/18, with Open and Girls sections, with each event being played over 9 rounds. Any player under 18 is eligible to compete.