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.

Next Events

Tuesday 31 May - Central Open Primary Zone Championship at St Thomas the Apostle School, Boddington Circuit, Kambah

Thursday 2 June - Woden/Weston Open Primary Zone Championship at Curtin Primary, Theodore Street, Curtin

Sunday 5 June - Development Squad 2

Monday 6 June - Gunghalin Open Primary Zone Championship at Amaroo Primary, Katherine Avenue, Amaroo

Wednesday 8 June - Belconnen Open Primary Zone Championship at Kaleen Primary, Ashburton Circuit, Kaleen

Sunday 19 June - Primary Allegro (K-3 and 4-6). Details can be found here

Wednesday 22 June - South Canberra Open Secondary Zone Championship at Canberra Grammar, Alexander Street, Red Hill

Friday 24 June - North Canberra Open Secondary Zone Championship at Melba/Copland College, Copland Drive Melba

Sunday 26 June - Under 8 Championships. Details can be found here

Sunday 3 July - Development Squad 3

Monday 11 to Thursday 14 July - Olympiad Boot Camp
- Coaching and Lightning
- Allegro
- Tournament

Latest News

  • Ruofan Xu is the overall champion and Athena Hathiramani is the primary champion at the Autumn Weekender. Results can be found here.
  • Canberra Chess Olympian WIM Emma Guo will be heading to Baku, Azerbaijan from the 1st to 14th September 2016. ACTJCL is holding an Olympiad Boot Camp on 11 to 14 July to support her in representing Australia.
  • 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.