Wednesday 27 September 2023


Thursday-Friday 28-29 September 2023

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.

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).  See MAP.

   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, turn left into Coxs Road].

   By bus: For bus details see MAP.

   By car: park in Coxs Road or in carpark opposite (limited time parking) or in nearby streets.

Phone: 0403 962 442 (emergency only).

Canteen: available for lunch and light refreshments.

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: $25
   Two-Day: $45
(plus late fees if applicable see below)

Entry Deadline:  three days before the tournament.

Because late entries and late payments have been increasingly 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 may be made by either of the following methods:

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

(2)  by post with the entry form.

Payment may be either:

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

        BSB:   062 028  (Commonwealth Bank, Town Hall branch)
   Account Number:   00904158  (NSW Junior Chess League)
It is important that you include a transaction description with the payment to enable us to identify it we suggest that this be the player's name (surname and given name or initials). Note that long descriptions will be truncated (how much depends on the bank it can be to as little as 14 characters).

   by cheque posted with the 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:  Eunice Koh, email, or Richard Gastineau-Hills, phone 9498 2760