2006/07 Festival of Junior Chess
Chess in the Capital
2006 Australian Schools Team Championships (ASTC)

Monday 11 Tuesday 12 December 2006
Hotel Heritage, Narrabundah

ACTJCL welcomes qualifying schools for this event.

Have you qualified? Or maybe you just think you might? Please contact Libby to be added to our update list for distribution of entry forms and team information.

Entry package can be found here in Word Format (565k) and PDF Format (120k).

Australian Chess Federation by-laws applicable to this event can be found here.

For venue information see here.

For accommodation information see here.

Information on getting to Canberra here & getting around in Canberra here.

As the event approaches, we will update the website with details of qualifying teams. The number of rounds to be played and the timing for the rounds will depend on the number of teams nominated by each state but based on the most common scenario the playing schedule is expected to be

Monday 11 December 2006

Opening Ceremony 9.30am
Rounds at 10am, 1pm & 4pm

Tuesday 12 December 2006

Rounds at 9am & 12 noon
Closing Ceremony expected no later than 4pm

Time Controls

Primary - All moves in 40 minutes plus 10 seconds increment per move from move 1.
Secondary - All moves in 60 minutes plus 10 seconds increment per move from move 1.

A fully catered function will take place on Monday evening (minimum sausages, bread, condiments and selection of 2 salads, dessert and soft drink). This is at no cost to participants.

We know our timing provides a change from past years but we hope the combination of a great venue with affordable on-site accommodation and our willingness to do all we can to make the event run smoothly will provide some compensation. A number of factors came together to make it impossible for us to run the event effectively on a weekend in Canberra at this time of year.

We do anticipate all teams will be able to depart Canberra early on Tuesday evening unless a higher than expected number of states nominate teams for the event. We have brought forward the start times on Tuesday (an early lunch will be required!) to facilitate these early departures.