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 11 September - Development Squad (5)

Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 September - Spring Boot Camp
- Coaching and Lightning
- Allegro
- Tournament

Wednesday 5 to Friday 7 October (second week of school holidays) - ACT Junior Championships. Details can be found here.

Sunday 9 October - Development Squad (6)

Latest News

  • Ruofan Xu wins the Junior Allegro Championships. Results can be found here

  • Ramon Luo is the Under 10 Champion. Results can be found here.
  • Coaches Awards at the July Boot Camp were given to Amol Kiran (Telopea School), Thomas Lin (Radford College), Abigail Lee (CGS), Tom Kibble (Turner Primary), Maxwell Cavanough (Curtin Primary) and Imogen Cassidy (Mt Carmel School, Yass)
  • Elliott Lee wins the July Boot Camp Tournament. Full results can be found here.
  • Albert Winkelman wins the July Boot Camp Allegro. Full results can be found here.
  • Amol Kiran wins the July Boot Camp Lightning in a tiebreak. Full 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.