Sunday 24 March 2019

Eligibility:  All juniors (under 18) welcome. (Entrants do not have to be members of the NSW Junior Chess League but are welcome to join)

Format:  The tournament will be in the ‘Swiss’ format (it is not a knock-out – everyone plays in all rounds). Chess clocks will be used with a time limit of 15 minutes per person per game.

Venue:  Newcastle PCYC, Young Road, Broadmeadow.

Time:  Registration from 9.15 a.m., play starts 10 a.m., expected finish by 2.30 p.m.

Lunch:  Players may bring their own lunch and refreshments or purchase these at a canteen which will be available at the venue (other facilities are also available nearby).

Entry fee:  $5 for members of the NSWJCL or PCYC, $8 for others, half-price discounts for members of the same family.

Entries:  While you can just turn up and enter on the day, it helps the organization if you enter in advance (by email to 

Enquiries:  David Absalom, email

The NEWCASTLE JUNIOR CHESS CLUB meets at the Newcastle PCYC on most Fridays from 6.30 to 9 p.m. during school terms. (To find out which Fridays, contact Allan and Dorothy Wright, phone 4957 1486, email or David Absalom, email