About AusJCL

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

Australia has many opportunities for juniors in chess. From chess in schools, to club chess then to national and international level chess. You should use this site if you want your child to take the next step from school/club level chess.

On this website you will find selection policy and procedures, deadlines and information about what to do once you are selected.

If you just want to know the upcoming events then please check out the Calendar page. You can also keep in touch with the latest that is going on through the Notices page.

2015 Australian Junior Championships

The 2015 Australian Junior Championships is to be held at Canberra Grammar School in Canberra ACT from 17-25 January 2015.

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 College 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 have been re-opened.


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, Sabrina Koetsier on chesslife@bigpond.com┬átitled ‘AusJCL Bulletin Subscription Request’ and include your name and email address or register your details using the Subscribe tab.

Get involved

If you want your child to get the most out of Junior chess then get involved. AusJCL is run by volunteers, and we are always needing people to help out. In particular each year we need a dedicated group of parents from a particular state to organise and run the JETS training squad in your home state.