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

Sunday 19th February 2017 - Girls Allegro. Details can be found here

Sunday 5 March 2017 - Autumn Allegro. Details can be found here

Latest News

  • Joshua Lee is the 2017 Junior Lightning Champion with a perfect 11 from 11. Results can be found here
  • The draft 2017 calendar is now available. It can be accessed using the Calendar and Results link.
  • Congratulations to all our ACT representatives who participated in the recent Oceania Zonal Chess Tournament held in Auckland, New Zealand in the Open and Women section. All performed well and above their ratings. Special mention to our ACTJCL president Alana Chibnall who earned the WFM title plus WIM Norm, and our local juniors Michael Kethro who earned the FM title & Albert Winkelman who earned the CM title.
  • Athena Hathiramani wins the 2017 Australian Under 14 Girls Championships at the 2017 Australian Junior Championships. Dillon Hathiramani was the runner up in the Under 16 Open Championships.
  • Ruofan Xu wins the 2017 Summer Boot Camp Long Time Tournament. Results can be found here
  • Ramon Luo wins the 2017 Summer Boot Camp Allegro in a playoff. Results can be found here
  • Lachlan Ho wins the 2017 Summer Boot Camp Lightning. Results can be found here
  • Coaches Awards in the 2017 Summer Boot Camp went to Dexuan Kong, Luke Wang, Joshuan Liang and Grace Barber.

Special Anouncements

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

Applications are now open for the Junior Elite Training Squad for 2017. JETS is a squad made up of talented and enthusiastic junior chess players from around Australia. The main feature of JETS is a 5 day training camp where players get coached by some of Australia's top coaches for the first three days. They then participate in a training tournament and finally get to play in a simultaneous exhibition against one of the coaches.

This year the JETS camp will be held in Canberra from 3-7 July, though the venue is not yet confirmed. 30 players will be selected in total, with at least 1/3 being female places. Most of the applicants that are selected are under 14, but older players have gotten in in the past. For the first time the JETS organisers have decided that 6 spots in the squad would be reserved for the hosting state or territory, which in this case is Canberra! This is a fantastic opportunity to improve your chess with some of Australia's best, whilst having a lot of fun and meeting new juniors.

To be eligible to apply for the squad, you must have played the 2017 Australian Open, 2017 Australian Juniors or 2017 Oceania Zonal. If you wish to apply please go to the Australian Junior Chess League website: Applications for the squad close on Monday February 20. Please contact the Selections Coordinator Alana Chibnall using this link if you have any questions.

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.