Congratulations to the 28 Australian junior chess players who have been selected in the Johns-Putra Junior Elite Training Squad (JETS) for 2018. We had a massive number of applications so to be selected into the squad is a great achievement. These players are joined by two representatives from New Zealand to participate in a five-day…
JETS Deadline Extended!
Due to confusion and enquiries over the status of the Junior Elite Training Squad after the demise of the AJCL – JETS will continue as usual – the deadline for applications for the 2018 squad has been extended by a week until February 28. 2018 Johns-Putra Australian Junior Elite Training Squad (JETS) Application form for the 2018 JETS…
The AusJCL has been folded
The decision has been made for the Australian Junior Chess League to be folded effective as of Sunday 7 January 2018. All matters related to junior chess in Australia including national championships, the Australian Schools Teams Championship and international selection applications will be handled by the ACF directly. The Junior Elite Training Squad will operate…
Australian Junior Championships Begin on January 13
The Australian Junior Championships, with open and girls divisions, in age groups from Under 8 to Under 18, begin at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne in Saturday January 13. Full details: https://sites.google.com/view/ajcc2018/
AUS Young Masters in Adelaide, Dec. 2-8 featuring GM Tournament
The 2017 Lidums Australian Young Masters is open to players under 30 years of age and will be held at the University of Adelaide from December 2-8. The fields for the Grandmaster and International Master round-robin sections have been confirmed and you can now register for the Young Masters Open and Under 1200 sections. The Grandmaster…
Australians at World Youth Championships in Uruguay
The Australian team of six players at the World Youth Championships in Montevideo, Uruguay, returned home having gained gained 70 rating points overall. Top scorer for the Australians was Christopher Lim in the U/14 Open event who scores 6/11. Full results available at http://chess-results.com/tnr297054.aspx?lan=1&art=25&fedb=AUS&flag=30&wi=821
Anton Smirnov Becomes Australia’s Youngest-ever Grandmaster!
16-year-old Anton Smirnov from Sydney has become Australia’s seventh and youngest Grandmaster with victory in the first Capablanca Memorial tournament in Anogia, Crete. Smirnov, a former Australian Junior Champion, smashed the record for the youngest Australian Grandmaster, held by Australian number one Zhao Zong Yuan, by five years.
Johns-Putra Junior Elite Training Squad (JETS) in Canberra
30 selected juniors, from 6 States and Territories, plus New Zealand, participated in the 2017 Johns-Putra JETS camp at Campbell High School in Canberra, ACT, from 3-7 July. The camp consisted of three days of intensive training – by 4 Grandmasters and an International Master teaching rotating small groups – followed by a training tournament and…
World Cadet Chess Championship
Congratulations to the following players who have been selected to play in the World Cadet Chess Championship (U8-U12) to take place in Brazil in August. Thank you to GM Ian Rogers, IM Junta Ikeda and David Koetsier for being the selectors. Under 12 Open Byron Morris Xander Liebert Siddhant Badrinarayan Under 8 Open Aiden Wen
AusJCL Newsletter Terminated
The AusJCL Bulletin has been terminated, along with the AusJCL. For information about current tournaments, see the calendar on this site. For information about national and international selection, please contact the Australian Chess Federation’s selection coordinator Tom Saltmarsh email@example.com