ACT Junior Chess League
Promoting Junior Chess in the Capital
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ACT Junior Chess League
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Welcome to the webpage of the ACT Junior Chess League, a non profit organisation aiming to promote chess at all levels for all junior players in the ACT and surrounding areas.
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Next Events

Tuesday 11 to Friday 14 July - Winter Boot Camp
- Coaching and Lightning
- Allegro
- Tournament

Sunday 13 August - Under 10 Championships

Sunday 20 August - Allegro Championships

Latest News

  • This years edition of the Voice Australia is featuring a former regular at ACTJCL events. 16 year old Lucy Sugerman recently made it into the final 10 of the Voice, and we encourage the entire ACT Chess community to get behind her and support her on this exciting journey.
  • There was a three way tie between Lachlan Ho, Ruofan Xu and Affron Archer in the Primary & Secondary Allegro. Full results and Age Group winners can be found here.
  • Somon Vos is the ACTJCL Under 8 Champion. Full results are here.
  • Turner School wins the Northside Primary Girls Tournament. Full results are here.
  • Caroline Chisholm School wins the Southside Primary Girls Tournament. Full results are here.
  • Coaches awards at the April Boot Camp went to Thomas Lin, Louis Serfontein, Grace Barber and Michael Li.
  • Congratulations to Leyao Zha and Ramon Luo for coming 1st and 2nd at the 2017 O2C Doeberl Cup U1200 Tournament. A great result against opposition from both ACT and interstate. Full Doeberl Cup results are available here
Ho, Lachlan ACT 1311 6 25.5 34.5 24.0 Xu, Ruofan ACT 1452 6 23.5 32.5 25.0 Archer, Saffron

Special Anouncements

2017 Johns-Putra Australian Junior Elite Training Squad (JETS) and Reserves

Congratulations to all the ACT players who have been selected for the 2017 Johns-Putra Junior Elite Training Squad or Reserves in Canberra from 3-7 July!
Saffron Archer, Siddhant Badrinarayan, Athena Hathiramani, Dillon Hathiramani, Sulia Van Sebille, Albert Winkleman, Ruofan Xu and Joshua Lee (Reserve)

Representing Australia

Attention, all ACTJCL members interested in representing Australia at upcoming International events! Please visit the AusJCL website to see the application process, and deadlines. Currently there are calls for applications, please visit here for more information.

Discuss ACT Junior Chess at Google Groups here

Hot External Links

Australian Chess Federation - Ratings Page.