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

Sunday 11 December - Transfer Chess Tournament and Presentation Day. Details can be found here

Summer Boot Camp
- Monday 9th January 2017 Coaching and Lightning
- Tuesday 10th January 2017 Allegro
- Wednesday 11th to Thursday 12th January 2017 Tournament

Latest News

  • The following teams have won the right to represent the ACT at the 2016 Australian Schools' Teams Championships (ASTC) at Wesley College in South Perth, Western Australia, on Saturday 3rd December and Sunday 4th December.
    - Open Primary Kaleen Primary
    - Girls Primary Caroline Chisholm and Turner School
    - Secondary Open Lyneham High
    - Secondary Girls Caroline Chisholm
  • Dillon Hathiramani is the ACT Under 14/16 Champion. Results can be found here.
  • Lachlan Ho is the ACT Under 12 Champion. Results can be found here.
  • The date for the U14/16 Championship has now been confirmed as Sat 12th and Sun 13th November.
  • Joshua Walker is the ACT Junior Champion for 2016. Full Results can be found here
  • Other Results from ACT Junior Championships - Athena Hathiramani is the Girls Champion, Amol Kiran is the Under 12 Champion and Saffron Archer is the Under 12 Girls Champion (in a playoff against Lara Sweeney)
  • The Girls Development Weekend has been deferred until later in the year. Details will be provided once they are confirmed.

Special Anouncements

Congratulations to Abigail Lee and Saffron Archer for being the only ACT players to be selected for this years JETS (Junior Elite Training Squad). JETS is Australia's most premier development training squad, with many past members going on to represent Australia on the world stage. Abigail and Saffron will be in the midst of Australia's brightest juniors, being coached by very experienced International Masters and Grandmasters! For more information on how you can apply for next year's training squad, please visit and/or subscribe to AusJCL news at the AusJCL Website.

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.