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 18 to Friday 21 April - Autumn Boot Camp. Details are :
- Coaching/Lightning
- Allegro
- Tournament

Sunday 28 May - Under 8 Championships

Sunday 18 June - Primary Allegro (K-3 and 4-6) and Secondary Allegro (7-12)

Latest News

  • Lachlan Ho wins the 2017 Autumn Junior Weekender with 6.5 from 7. Results can be found here
  • Ruofan Xu wins the 2017 Autumn Allegro in a tiebreak. Results can be found here
  • Sulia Van Sebille wins the 2017 Girls Allegro with a perfect score. Results can be found here
  • 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.

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)

Notice of Annual General Meeting of ACT Junior Chess League The upcoming Annual General Meeting for the ACT Junior Chess League will be held on Saturday 15 April 2017 (during the Doeberl Cup) at 10:15am for a 10:30am start at University House, Australian National University (exact room to be advised). The purpose of the meeting is to provide reports on the operations of the ACTJCL during 2016 and fill vacant committe positions for 2017.

The committee sets the direction for ACTJCL operations as well as the smooth running of tournaments, junior chess clubs, school events and coaching in the ACT and surrounding areas. The AGM is also an opportunity to discuss the health of junior chess in the ACT and offer ideas for the future. Your attendance is required as ACTJCL needs the support of its parent and support base to allow the ongoing provision of chess opportuniuties for the children of the ACT and region. Please attend, even if only to show your support and make up the numbers for a quorum.

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.