Australia is planning to send a team to the World Youth Olympiad (U/16) in Poprad-Tatry, Slovakia from July 21-30. For details of the tournament, follow the link on the AJCL calendar.

This is a final call for applications for eligible players. If you are a junior who was under 16 on January 1, 2016, rated above 1800 (male) or above 1,400 (female), and are interested in being part of the team in Slovakia, please complete the online application form on this site before May 12.

The details for the 2016 Commonwealth Championships have recently been announced. The event will be held in Sri Lanka from July 30 until August 7.

Australia is entitled to free accommodation for one girl and one boy in every division from U/20 to U/8.

Any players interested in representing Australia at this event should contact the AJCL Selection Coordinator Tristan Stevens tristan.stevens87@gmail.com.

 

Juniors interested in representing Australia at the ASEAN+ Age Group Championships in Pattaya, Thailand from May 29 – June 7 should contact the AJCL Selection Coordinator, Tristan Stevens, tristan.stevens87@gmail.com , before April 20.

Details about the tournament, which will be played at the luxurious Dusit Thani Hotel, can be found at http://aseanagegroupchess.com/17th-asean-age-group-open-chess-championships-2016/

International Master Alex Davidovic is starting a new chess club in the centre of Adelaide, meeting on Thursdays and Saturdays and featuring regular lectures as well as playing facilities.

Box Factory Chess Club

59 Regent St South, Adelaide SA 5000

Thursday 6-8pm and Saturday 4-6pm

Enquiries:  Alex Davidovic 0405 433 708 or Alex@ChessMates.TV

2016 Johns-Putra Australian Junior Elite Training Squad (JETS)

Application form for the Australia Junior Chess League’s 2016 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 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.

Eligibility for the Squad will require participation in at least one of the Australian Championships or Reserves (Melbourne) or Australian Junior Championships (Adelaide), in January 2016. (A very small number of exceptions may be made in extenuating circumstances. Please state on application.)

The selected members of the 2016 JETS Squad should commit to attend the national junior training camp, to be held in Sydney from July 4-8. The first three days will involve free intensive coaching in small groups by Grandmasters and International Masters, including a Behaviour and Ethics Hypothetical.

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.

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

…………………….

I give permission for my child to apply for the 2016 JETS Squad

………………….

P lease return to an Australian Junior Chess League representative by hand, email to peter.tsai@rmit.edu.au

or post to Peter Tsai,35 Cookson Way, Burwood, VIC 3125 , or apply via http://australianjuniorchess.org.au at latest by February 20.

1.IM Anton Smirnov (NSW) 2463

2. IM Justin Tan (Vic) 2446

3. IM Bobby Cheng (Vic)  2419

4.IM Rishi Sardana (India) 2385

5. IM Ari Dale (Vic) 2348

6. FM Yi Liu (Qld) 2306

7. FM Pengyu Chen (NSW) 2289

8. FM Karl Zelesco (Vic) 2272

9. FM Gene Nakauchi (Qld) 2265

10. Laurence Matheson (Vic) 2256

11. FM Zachary Loh (Vic) 2220

12. FM Jack Puccini (Vic) 2213

Monday July 13th to Thursday July 16th

‘The Evelyn’
Women & Girls Chess Tournament
Adelaide, South Australia
Large Prize Fund – $1,000 First Prize

7 Rounds
Monday July 13th
Round 1 – 14.00 hrs
Tuesday July 14th
Round 2 – 10.00
Round 3 – 14.00
Wednesday July 15th
Round 4 – 10.00
Round 5 – 14.00
Thursday July 16th
Round 6 – 10.00
Round 7 – 14.00

Rate of Play: 60 Minutes + 30 Seconds per move.

Dedicated to Evelyn Koshnitsky, the greatest promoter of girls chess in Australian history, who died last year aged 99.

Entry forms available from tournaments@sachess.asn.au

2015 Johns-Putra Australian Junior Elite  Training Squad

The following players were selected – congratulations! The training camp will be held at Somerset College on the Gold Coast from June 27 – July 1. Coaches will likely include GMs Melkumyan, Johansen and Rogers and IMs Illingworth, Ly and Kourkounakis.

David Cannon
Lachlan Chen
Paula Chen
Ellie Choemuku-Huang
Eva Ge
Benjamin Hurst
Michael Jiang
James Kay
Abigail Lee
Cassandra Lim
Christopher Lim
David Liu
Tom Maguire
William Maligin
David Marsh
Luke Marsh
Michael Ostapenko
Tom Slater-Jones
Fiona Shen
Kevin Shen
Brandon Soetanto
Kevin Song
Nina Tchitaev
Jason Wang
Kayson Wang
Ruicheng Wang
Dashiell Young
Jennifer Zhang
Tony Zhong
Brendan Zou

Reserves
1. Anshika Jain
2. Hughston Parle
3. Callum Wilson

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

…………………….

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

………………….

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