ACT Junior Chess League
Promoting Junior Chess in the Capital
ACTJCL Interschool Chess Competitions
Welcome to the home page for ACT school chess competitions. We hope you will find all the information you need to promote and develop chess at your school and to enter all the fun & exciting interschool competitions this year. If you donít find all you need, or have any difficulty navigating the site, please contact our Interschool Coordinator

Shaun Press
(Click here to send Shaun an Email)


ACTJCL Interschool Chess Competitions are open to all ACT Primary & Secondary schools as well as to home-schooled students. NSW regional schools are also very welcome to enter our events at all levels but cannot represent the ACT at the Australian Schools Teams Championship (ASTC). NSW regional schools should check Gungahlin, South Canberra and Tuggeranong zones for details, and home-schooled students compete in the South Canberra zone.

Primary competitions are open to students in years K-6 and secondary events to students in years 7-12.

ACTJCL has aligned most events with ACT School Sport Zones but we have some exceptions to meet the high demand for places experienced in some events. Please check our zone listing or contact the Interschool Coordinator if you are not sure where you fit in. We do hope this will make things less confusing and easier for schools to share supervision & transport.

  • Find your Primary and Secondary School Zones
  • School Entry Pack here
  • Made the Finals? Find the finals & playoff info here
  • Running an event? Check the how to guide here
  • Want to know the benefits of Chess in Education? Find some of the benefits here
  • List of Past ACTJCL Schools Champions here

Term One Events - Girls Secondary

Event (Click event name for flyer)

Date

Venue
Entries
Close
ACT
Girls Secondary Championship
Thursday
30 March 2023
Merici College
24/03/2023
Term Two Events - Open Primary & Open Secondary Championships & Girls Primary


Event (Click event name for flyer)

Date

Venue
Entries
Close
North Canberra/Gungahlin
Open Primary Zone Championship
Thursday
4 May 2023
Gold Creek Primary, Kellaway Cres, Nicholls
01/05/2023
South Canberra
Open Secondary Zone Championship
Friday
9 June 2023
Melrose High, Pearce, ACT
2/06/2023
Girls Primary School Championship - FINAL
Friday
16 June 2023
Rosary Primary, Watson, ACT
9/06/2023
Belconnen
Open Primary Zone Championship
Monday
19th June 2023
Macgregor Primary
Macgregor
16/06/2023
Woden/Weston/Central Canberra
Open Primary Zone Championship
Monday
26th June 2023
Red Hill Primary, Red Hill, ACT
23/06/2023
Tuggeranong
Open Primary Zone Championship
Wednesday
28 June 2022
Trinity Christian School
34 McBryde Crescent, Wanniassa
23/06/2023


Term Three Events - Girls Events and Open Finals


Event

Date

Venue
Entries
Close
North Canberra
Open Secondary Zone Championship
Monday
7th August 2023
John Paul II College, Nicholls
4/08/2023
Open Primary Championship - FINAL
(for teams qualifying through
the Zone events)
Thursday 17th August 2023
Trinity Christian School, Waniassa, ACT
N/A
Open Secondary Championship - FINAL
(for teams qualifying through
the Zone events)
Wednesday 23rd August 2023
Canberra Grammar
N/A


Term Four Events - Australian Schools Teams Championship

The Australian Schools Teams Championship (ASTC) is held in Term 4 with the top performing schools from each state competing in Open Primary, Open Secondary, Girls Primary & Girls Secondary divisions. Teams wishing to participate must have qualified through the appropriate ACTJCL events in Terms One, Two & Three.