Congratulations on the winning ASTC teams

Primary Girls: St Andrews, VIC (17.5)
Primary Open: Mount View, VIC (15.5)
Secondary Girls: Abbotsleigh, NSW (18)
Secondary Open: Melbourne High, VIC (18)

Full results on Chess Chat

Click here to see some photos of the event (by Euhan Chin).

We have received all player names for the Australian Schools Teams Chess Championship and they are now available on the ASTC website.

Please note that the board order is provisional and is subject to change before the event starts. Board order should be based on player strength. Once the tournament starts the board order cannot be altered, but reserves may play on the lowest boards. (If board 1 player wants a rest, then board 2 player will play on board 1 and so on, and the reserve will play on board 4).

The ASTC starts Sat 5th Dec. All representing schools are obligated to provide player names in board order. Board order should be based on players strength. The competition cannot run without these names. The following schools have not provided their player names:

* ACT: Canberra Grammar School
* ACT: Caroline Chisholm School
* ACT: Lyneham High School
* ACT: Radford College
* VIC: St.Andrews Christian College
* VIC: Mount View Primary School (Girls & Open)

Please send email to Simon Dale –

The FIDE World Youth & Cadets Championship 2015 was played in Porto Carras, Halkidiki.

The players from India dominated the event, winning as many as 11 medals, among them 5 gold. Russia and USA took 4 medals each, but none of them was gold. Iran, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan, Germany, Greece, Uzbekistan and Vietnam have one gold medal each.

However most excitingly was the performance of the Australian players, with Justin Tan and Sardana Rishi ending up on the podium as equal 4th in the Under 18. Of course our other Australian Juniors also did amazingly well in a very tough competition.

Below are the links to the Championship website and the Results of our Australian Juniors:






World Youth Overview






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

Reminder that the Australian Schools’ Teams Championships (ASTC) list of players should be submitted to the organising committee by the 15th October. If your school has qualified and is not in this list then please contact Simon Dale (

Primary Open

  • SA: Prince Alfred College Adelaide

Primary Girls

  • NSW: Lindfield Public School

Secondary Open

  • NSW: North Sydney Boys High School
  • SA: Prince Alfred College Adelaide

Secondary Girls

  • (no entries so far)

Late entries

We have been informed of the following selections happening after this date:

  • NSW in the Primary Open division won’t be determined until Friday 27 November.

Dear all chess juniors and chess parents

This event will be held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from 2-12 October. Note that there are no younger age groups (Open U/20 and Girls U/20 only). The tournament brochure is at…hip_in_KGZ.pdf

Applications for this event are now open. If you wish to apply, please email me at no later than 12 July. No other forms of application will be accepted (please do not use the AusJCL website). As the deadline for registrations for the event is 2 August, it is anticipated that the “quick” selection method provided for in the ACF by-law (average of FIDE and ACF ratings) will be used if there are multiple applicants.

In an application please provide the following information:

Full name, date of birth, postal and email addresses, phone number, FIDE rating and ACF rating, and confirmation of whether the player is an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

You may also choose to include further supporting information if you wish, but this is not required. If you wish to see the selection procedure by-law or have any other questions please email me. All applicants must retain a copy of all emails they send and are responsible for ensuring that their email has been sent and received by the deadline. If you have any questions and wish to speak to me by phone, please email me and I will respond with my phone number.

Kind regards
Tristan Boyd
AusJCL Selections Co-ordinator