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
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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 & Girls Primary

Event (Click event name for flyer)

Date

Venue
Entries
Close
ACT
Girls Secondary Championship
Tuesday
2nd April 2024
Merici College
02/04/2024
Girls Primary School Championship - FINAL
Thirsday
4 April 2024
Gold Creek Primary, Gold Creek, ACT
04/04/2024
Term Two Events - Open Primary & Open Secondary Championships


Event (Click event name for flyer)

Date

Venue
Entries
Close
Belconnen
Open Primary Zone Championship
Thursday
14th May 2024
Macgregor Primary
Macgregor
14/05/2024
South Canberra
Open Secondary Zone Championship
Wednesday
23rd May 2024
Canberra Grammar, Red Hill, ACT
23/05/2024
Tuggeranong
Open Primary Zone Championship
Monday
1st July 2024
Trinity Christian School
34 McBryde Crescent, Wanniassa
01/07/2024
North Canberra
Open Secondary Zone Championship
Wednesday
3rd July 2024
Gungahlin College, Gungahlin
03/07/2024


Term Three Events - Girls Events and Open Finals


Event

Date

Venue
Entries
Close
Woden/Weston/Central Canberra
Open Primary Zone Championship
Wednesday
24th July 2024
Girls Grammar Centre, Alexdrina Dr, Yarrowlumla, ACT
24/07/2024
Open Secondary Championship - FINAL
(for teams qualifying through
the Zone events)
Monday July 29th 2024
Canberra Grammar
N/A
North Canberra/Gungahlin
Open Primary Zone Championship
Thursday
8th August 2024
Burgmann College, Valley Ave, Gungahlin
08/08/2024
Open Primary Championship - FINAL
(for teams qualifying through
the Zone events)
Thursday 17th August 2023
Trinity Christian School, Waniassa, ACT
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.