2021 Johns-Putra Australian Junior Elite Training Squad (JETS)
Applications are now open for the 2021 JETS Training Squad sponsored by Geraldine Johns-Putra.
We are pleased to invite applications from talented Australian juniors for the 2021 Australian Junior Elite Training Squad – JETS.
The JETS Squad is Australia’s premier development squad, aimed at encouraging and challenging the next generation of Australian chess. (Past JETS members have gone on to become Grandmasters and International Masters.)
Applicants are judged by commitment and improvement, as well as rating, with a loading for applicants aged 14 and under. A maximum of 30 players will be selected, with at least a third of squad members being of each gender. Two places will be reserved for juniors from New Zealand and a minimum of six places for the host State.
Eligibility for the Squad will normally require participation in at least one national Championship event. However because 2020 has been such a difficult year for juniors in many States, there are no prerequisites this year for the 2021 JETS squad.
The selected members of the 2021 JETS Squad must commit to attend the JETS national junior training camp, to be held on the Gold Coast from June 28 to July 4.
After three and a half days of intensive coaching by Grandmasters and International Masters, plus a GM Simultaneous Exhibition, the final three and a half days will involve participation in the Gold Coast Open, with post-game analysis by JETS coaches.
Apply via https://australianjuniorchess.org.au/apply
Deadline for applications April 8, 2021.