ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • WGM Julia Ryjanova is the new Australian Women’s Champion!

    WGM Julia Ryjanova is the new Australian Women’s Champion!

    The Chief Arbiter, Peter Tsai, announced yesterday the title for 2024 has been awarded to WGM Ryjanova – Congratulations Julia! Photo: Peter presenting Julia with the trophy for the Victorian Women’s Championship.

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  • IM Rishi Sardana is the new Australian Chess Champion!

    IM Rishi Sardana is the new Australian Chess Champion!

    IM Rishi Sardana has won the Australian Chess Championship for 2024! He was presented with his trophy and $3,000 prize by Brian Blanton, the Store Manager for Adelaide’s Finest Supermarket — Frewville — a major supporter for the event. All prize winners are listed on the Results page. More photos from the Closing Ceremony will…

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  • Masterclass with IM Leonid Sandler

    Masterclass with IM Leonid Sandler

    Friday 12th January at Glenunga International High School. See also Leonid’s Biography.

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  • Masterclass with WGM Jilin Zhang

    Masterclass with WGM Jilin Zhang

    Friday 12th January at Glenunga International High School. See also Jilin’s Biography.

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  • Chessmaster Simuls

    Chessmaster Simuls

    Plenty of chess on all this weekend at both Glenunga International High School and the Glenunga Hub… see What’s On for all session times.

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  • FIDE Arbiter Seminar

    FIDE Arbiter Seminar

    As part of the Australian Chess Championships, this FIDE Arbiter Seminar offers the opportunity of earning the required norm to become a titled FIDE Arbiter. The lecturer will be International Arbiter Dr Peter Tsai who is the ACF Director of Arbiter Training.

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  • Brilliancy Prizes

    Brilliancy Prizes

    Entries for a brilliancy prize are available in all four classic-time tournaments! Submit a copy of your scoresheet to an Arbiter for entry. Prizes will be awarded at the closing ceremony.

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  • Problem Solving Competition

    Problem Solving Competition

    Everyone is invited to enter the Problem Solving competition to be held during the Australian Junior Championships. Entries will close at 8:30am on Tuesday 16th of January, one hour before the competition begins at 9:30am.

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  • Champs Commentary by GM Ian Rogers!

    Champs Commentary by GM Ian Rogers!

    Enjoy expert commentary from GM Ian Rogers at the Champs daily! Ian will also present highlights from each day on You Tube. image: Wikipedia

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  • Festival of Chess at the Glenunga Hub

    Festival of Chess at the Glenunga Hub

    Many exciting chess events can be found at the Glenunga Hub and Glenunga International High School through January. On the Championship’s Rest Day, Saturday 6th of January, festivities begin with Simuls featuring WGM Julia Ryjanova at 10am and IM Gary Lane at 2pm. Also come and see: Community Event Schedule

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  • Mayor’s Welcome

    Mayor’s Welcome

    Welcome from the Mayor of the City of Burnside, Mayor Anne Monceaux. On behalf of our community, I welcome you to the Australian Chess Championships as they return to the City of Burnside, Adelaide, South Australia after a long period of time. It is exciting for us to host this event in Burnside during the…

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  • Registration Closing Times

    Registration Closing Times

    Entries for the Australian Championship, the Australian Reserves, the Classic Major and the Classic Minor will close on Sunday 31st December 2023 at 5pm. The Australian Blitz Championship and the Allegro can be entered on the day, an hour before the start.

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  • National Arbiter Seminar

    National Arbiter Seminar

    A National Arbiter license is necessary for becoming an arbiter at the Australian Chess Championships and Australian Junior Chess Championships. Those who are interested in becoming an arbiter for these Championships or any other tournament, and are without an NA license, are invited to undertake this course presented by International Arbiter Dr Peter Tsai.

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  • Registration

    Registration

    Tournament registrations are now open! Venue: Glenunga International High School from Tuesday 2nd January to Thursday 11th, 2024. Click the ‘read more’ link to register …

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  • Australian Junior Championships Website

    Australian Junior Championships Website

    Our sister website for the 2024 Australian Junior Championships is available at …

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