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

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

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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.