UNDER 18:  Monday-Friday 5-9 July 2021

UNDER 12:  Monday-Wednesday 5-7 July 2021
(note Under 12 Monday-Wednesday, not Wednesday-Friday as in previous years)

[Entries will be limited due to COVID restrictions
acceptance will be based on rating and will be decided on the entry closing date

LIGHTNING CHAMPIONSHIPS (both Under 18 and Under 12):  Friday afternoon 9 July 2021   [see below]

Eligibility:  Players must be members of the NSW Junior Chess League and under the age limit (under 18 or under 12) 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!).

Format:  The Under 18 will be in two divisions:

   NSW Junior Championship (title event)  a 10-player round robin with the highest rated entrants (plus the winner of last year's Reserves Tournament; and

   NSW Junior Reserves Tournament for the remainder of the players (the winner will be entitled to play in the main championship event next year).

The Under 12 will be played in one division.

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

except on Thursday and Friday (Under 18):  Shepherds Bay Community Centre, 3A Bay Drive, Meadowbank (near Meadowbank Railway Station and Meadowbank Ferry Wharf)

   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 9.15 a.m. and finishes approximately 4 to 5 p.m.  Participants must leave or be collected from the venue by 5 p.m.

Number of Rounds: 
   Under 18:  9 rounds (starting 9.15 a.m. and approximately 1.15 p.m.);
   Under 12:
 11 rounds (4 on the first day, 4 on the second day and 3 on the third day).

Time Limits:  
Under 18:  (digital clocks) 60 minutes plus 40 seconds per move (from move 1);
   Under 12:  (digital clocks) 30 minutes plus 30 seconds per move (from move 1).

Recording:  All players are required to record the moves during the game.  

Prizes:  Trophies plus prizes in the form of vouchers (to be spent on chess-related items):
   Under 18:  1st $240, 2nd $140, 3rd $80; Reserves 1st $80 
   Under 12:  1st $100, 2nd $70, 3rd $50
The Under 18 and Under 12 winners will also be entitled to free coaching at the 2019 Australian Junior Championships.

Entry Fees: 
   Under 18: $75
   Under 12: $60
(plus late fees if applicable see below)

Entry Deadlines:  

   NSW Junior Under 18 Championship (title event) 6 p.m. Wednesday 30 June (no late entries)

   NSW Junior Under 18 Reserves three days before the tournament (midnight Friday night 2 July)

   NSW Junior Under 12 Championship three days before the tournament (midnight Friday night 2 July)

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 for Under 18 Reserves and Under 12 only (no late entries for Under 18 title event): 
   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 with Australia Post's new (slower) delivery times introduced last year.

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

(1)  online via our website (see online entry), or                      [(1) is preferred]

(2)  by post (see entry form), or

(3)  by email (Eunice Koh, entries@nswjcl.org.au).  

Payment may be either:

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

     see under online entry for banking details, or

   by post with entry form to NSW Junior Chess League, PO Box 262, Penshurst NSW 2222

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

Enquiries:  Eunice Koh, email eunice.koh@nswjcl.org.au, or Richard Gastineau-Hills, phone 9498 2760.


NSW Junior Lightning Championships
(Under 18 and Under 12)

Friday 9 July 2021, starting approximately 1 p.m.

The Lightning Championships will be held in two sections, Under 18 and Under 12,
and will commence after the main Under 18 tournaments have finished.

Venue:  Shepherds Bay Community Centre, Meadowbank (see above)

Lightning Time Limit:  5 minutes per player for whole game

Lightning Entry Fee:  $2  (enter and pay on the day)