Thursday 7 January 2021


Wednesday-Thursday 13-14 January 2021


   The number of players will be limited by the current COVID-19 restrictions.
Priority will be given to early entries.

NOTE - Entries Closed:
The number of entries already received for the Summer One- and Two-Day Tournaments has reached the limit allowed for the venue under the government's COVID-19 restrictions. Subsequent entries will be added to a waiting list and may be accepted if the restrictions are relaxed or other entrants decide not to play.

   The number of non-players (parents, etc.) staying at the venue will also be limited.
Some may be asked to leave (or wait outside the hall).

   The entry deadline has been changed from two to three days before each tournament.

   COVID-19 precautions will be in place, including

   Frequent sanitising of hands and commonly touched surfaces;

   Appropriate distancing of players;

   Players should refrain from the usual polite custom of shaking hands before and after games. Suggested alternatives are to bow slightly or to wave a hand in a friendly manner (elbow-bumping is not recommended over a chessboard).

These tournaments are intended for all levels of players, especially those who might not be ready to play at the slower time limits and higher standards expected in our more serious tournaments, such as the NSW Junior Championships

Format:  Each tournament will be run in one open section suitable for all ages (under 18). You play all rounds (it is not a knock-out) and you play someone with a similar score to yours. This means that after the first round or two you will be meeting players of approximately the same ability as yours.

Eligibility:  Players must be members of the NSW Junior Chess League and aged under 18 as on the first day of the tournament.
For membership details click HERE. Please note that membership renewals are due at the beginning of January (if you have already paid your membership fee for this year, please don't pay again!).

Venue:  North Ryde Community Centre, 201 Coxs Road, North Ryde (between Lane Cove Road and Wicks Road)

By train: 1.3km (16 minutes' walk) from Macquarie Park Railway Station [use East exit from station, turn left at top of escalators and proceed south-west along Lane Cove Road, then turn left into Coxs Road].

By bus: For bus details see MAP.

By car: park in Coxs Road or in carpark opposite or in nearby streets.

Phone: 0403 962 442 (emergency only).

Canteen: available for lunch and light refreshments.

For map click MAP.

Time:  Registration 9 a.m. on the first day of each tournament.  Play starts at 9.30 a.m. and finishes approximately 3.30 p.m.  Participants must leave or be collected from the venue by 4 p.m.

Number of Rounds:  
   One-Day: at least 7 rounds
   Two-Day: at least 9 rounds (over the two days).

Time Limits:
   One-Day: 15 minutes per player per game
   Two-Day: 30 minutes per player per game.
Players unfamiliar with chess clocks will be given guidance and practice before play starts.

Prizes:  There will be trophies for the first three places and the highest placed girl plus some age awards.

Entry Fees:
   One-Day: $20
   Two-Day: $35
(plus late fees if applicable see below)

Entry Deadline:  three days before the tournament.

Because late entries and late payments have been delaying the start of tournaments we have been forced to strictly enforce entry deadlines and late fees.

Late Fees:

   Late Payment Fee ($10 per family) for entries received, but not paid, by the entry deadline

   Late Entry Fee ($20 per family) for entries neither received nor paid by the entry deadline

Late entries and late payments delay the start of tournaments please enter (and pay) beforehand.  If necessary, late entries will be processed after play starts and late entrants (and latecomers even if already entered) will miss the first round. Please note that although online entries reach us immediately, internet banking payments can take a few days (depending on the bank) and postal deliveries can take from two to five days.

Entries:  Entries must be made by one of the following methods:

(1)  online via our website (see online entry), or

(2)  by post (see entry form), or

(3)  by email (scan entry form and email to

Payment may be either:

   by internet banking (or direct deposit at any branch of the Commonwealth Bank)

     for banking details see online entry, or

   by post with entry form to NSW Junior Chess League, 2 Northcote Avenue, Killara NSW 2071

     make cheque payable to NSW Junior Chess League and write player's name on reverse.

Enquiries:  Email Eunice Koh,, or Richard Gastineau-Hills, phone 9498 2760, mobile 0403 962 442.