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

The next events are :
Saturday 11 to Sunday 12th September - ACT Women's & Girls' Chess Championship. Full details can be found here.
Monday 20 to Thursday 23 September
(first week of school holidays) - Spring Holiday Boot Camp

Latest News

  • Joshua Liang is the Under 16 Champion and Minchen Yang is the Under 14 Champion. Full results can be found here
  • Larry Cheng is the Under 12 Champion. Full results can be found here
  • Radford College are the North Canberra Open Secondary Champions. Full results can be found here
  • Canberra Grammar are the South Canberra Open Secondary Champions. Full results can be found here
  • Jack Zhuang wins the Winter Boot Camp Allegro. Results can be found here
  • Joshua Liang wins the Winter Boot Camp Long Time Control Tournament. Results can be found here
  • Caroline Chisholm wins the 2021 ACTJCL Tuggeranong Open Primary Zone in a countback. Results can be found here
  • Full results for the Primary Allegro can be found here
  • Kaleen Primary is perfect in winning the 2021 ACTJCL Belconnen Open Primary Zone. Results can be found here
  • Burgmann Anglican School wins the 2021 ACTJCL Gunghalin/North Canberra Open Primary Zone in a tiebreak. Results can be found here

ACTJCL Online Chess Events

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the ACT Junior Chess League is running regular online junior events on the not-for-profit chess server Lichess.

These events are free and open to all junior players born 2003 and after who live in the ACT and surrounds. To join, you must:
(1) Create a free Lichess account at Lichess.org
(2) Go to our ACTJCL Lichess group here: lichess.org/team/act-junior-chess-league and,
(3) Apply to join the group by clicking on the green 'Join Team' button (top left-hand side of the page). Make sure that you are signed into your account before applying to join the group, otherwise the 'Join Team' button will not appear.

After clicking on 'Join Team', Lichess will allow you to send a message with your membership request. You must include your first and last names in this message. If you have not participated in any of our weekend or interschool events, you must also include information which helps us to verify your identity (for example, the name of the school chess club or after school chess club you attend and/or the name of your school chess teacher or coach). Membership requests which do not provide identifying information will be declined.

Players do not need to be current ACTJCL financial members to join, and they are not required to be on Zoom during our regular online events unless specified.

ACTJCL COVID 19 Safety Plan

The ACTJCL has developed a 2020 COVID 19 Safety Plan for future competitions. This can be found here.
Discuss ACT Junior Chess at Google Groups here

Hot External Links

Australian Chess Federation - Ratings Page.