South Australian Junior Chess League

The South Australian Junior Chess League runs many activities throughout the year, among other the Interschool Competition and the State Championships. Please find below the summarised information for your convenience, but feel free to check out their website directly.

2016 State Under 18/16 Championship, the Under 15/14/13 Championship the U12 Championship and the July Junior for those Under 11
The Championships were a huge success. We had over 70 students taking part and the standard of play was very impressive.
Congratulations to the following title winners:
State Under 18: Equal 1st: Peter Gregoric and Qi Le Kong-Lim; 3rd: Jing Ng
State Under 16: 1st: Oscar Herrmann; Equal 2nd: George Karassoulos and Axel Heinrich
State Under 15: 1st: Riley Karayiannis; 2nd: Ethan Low
State Under 14: 1st: Preshaan Thavarajah; =2nd: Matvei Kotousov & Leron Rathnayake
State Under 13: 1st: Chathula Kiripitige; 2nd: Ognyen Stankovic; 3rd Ethan Retnaraja
State Under 12: Equal 1st: Kevin Qi, Anthony Huynh and Ethan Liu
The July Junior was NOT for the Under 11 State Championship – that will be held next holidays – but attracted 28 players and they played 17(!) rounds over 2 days – lots of fast fun!
July Junior Tournament:
Under 11: Equal 1st: Ian Lau and Tim Gibbons; 3rd: Anton Ivanov
Under 10: 1st Yiyang Yee; 2nd: Caleb Tang; 3rd: Danial Edson
Under 9: 1st Jayden Yue; 2nd Angelina Legrand; =3rd Dinel Jayasinghe and Sunny Liu
Under 8: 1st Denis Ivanov; 2nd Chalres Tang.

The State Under 11-8 Championships

During the Holidays we ran the State Under 11, Under 10, Under 9 and Under 8 Championships and these were a great success.
The Under 11 Championship ended in a tie for first between  Ethan Liu and Kevin Qi; third was Christiaan Vijoen. 
The Under 10 Championship was won by Ethan Retnaraja; 2nd was Yiyang Yee and third was Royce Wong.
The Under 9 Championship was won by Oliver Fenton; 2nd was Rollie Wells and equal 3rd were Priyanka Thavarajah and Charlie Moule-Hooworth.
The Under 8 Championship was won by Athena-Malar Retnaraja; 2nd was Ian Liu and equal 3rd were Denis Ivanov and William Nguyen.
The Under 7 was won by Charles Tang.
There were also two other tournaments for the older students – those over 11.
The October 60 event was round robin with the players having 60 minutes each on the clock and a 10 second increment every move – each time they made a move, they would also gain 10 more seconds. It ended in a tie for first between Matthew Daly, Hui-Si Yee and George Bartley.
The October 25 event (25 mins on the clock + 10 sec inc) was won outright by Thanh-Mai Nguyen and she won the prize for the best Under 15. 2nd in the Under 15 was Victor Liu. The Under 14 Prize was won by Matvei Kotousov and Sisi Wang. The Under 13 prize was won by Sherley Verger, a visitor from Noumea and second was Vladimir Gordienko.
It was very pleasing to have 4  juniors from New Caledonia taking part in the various tournaments – they had also played in the Hills Competition that took place earlier in the week.
The Evelyn Koshnitsky Shield for Champion Primary School
This was won PAC, ahead of Linden Park PS. Third was St Peter’s.

 

Interschool Chess Championships:

The C  Finals was also very well thought with 21 teams taking part. Scott Creek PS (Mardi Jones, Patrick McGrath, Luke Stevens and Teliah Shepherson) came first by a half-point fromGrange PS (Lachie Odgers, Royce Wong, Orlando Sparrow and Anthony Nicou).

Congratulations to East Marden PS (Ethan Retnaraja, Sree Hilarykovan, Athena-Malar Retnaraja and Caleb Tang) on winning the B Finals. The Runner-up was the composite team Adelaide Hills Red (George Bartley, Matthew Daly, Samian Smallridge and Rolie Wells).

 

B Finals – Standings

Place Name                 Feder Rtg Loc Score Berg. Wins

  1   East Marden,                   27  11.5  84.75    3
  2   Adelaide Hills Red,            24  11    62.50    2
  3   Campbelltown Red,              25  9.5   80.25    1
  4   Campbelltown Green,            24  8     49.00    1
  5   Scotch,                        18  5.5   28.25    1
  6   Linden Park Red                17  2.5   19.25    0

Cross Table

No Name                 Feder Rtg Total 1     2     3     4    

1. East Marden,                   11.5  4:3.0 6:3.5 3:3.0 2:2.0
2. Campbelltown Red,              9.5   5:3.5 3:2.0 4:2.0 1:2.0
3. Adelaide Hills Red,            11.0  6:4.0 2:2.0 1:1.0 5:4.0
4. Campbelltown Green,            8.0   1:1.0 5:2.0 2:2.0 6:3.0
5. Scotch,                        5.5   2:.5  4:2.0 6:3.0 3:0.0
6. Linden Park Red                2.5   3:0.0 1:.5  5:1.0 4:1.0

 

C Finals – Standings

Place Name                  Feder Rtg Loc Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

  1   Scott Creek,                        13       16.0  35.5   33.0
  2   Grange PS,                      18  12.5     19.0  37.0   33.5
  3   St Catherine's,                     11       18.5  34.5   29.0
 4-5  East Marden Green,                  10.5     19.5  39.0   28.0
      Mitcham Gold,                   21  10.5     19.0  35.0   25.0
  6   Campbelltown Yellow,                9.5      14.0  30.0   26.0
 7-9  Russian Ethnic 1,               25  9        18.5  35.5   28.0
      St Peter's Lutheran,                9        17.5  38.0   23.5
      Nairne,                             9        15.0  31.0   19.0
 10   St Francis,                         8.5      18.5  37.0   24.5
 11   Linden Park Bronze,                 8        11.0  23.5   18.0
12-14 PAC,                            17  7.5      17.0  32.0   14.0
      St Raphael's,                   19  7.5      16.5  29.5   22.5
      Scotch College,                 19  7.5      14.5  28.5   21.0
15-17 Sradbroke Platinum,             20  7        17.5  33.0   20.0
      Parkside Blue,                      7        15.5  35.0   16.0
      Russian Ethnic 2,               18  7        11.0  28.0   12.0
18-19 St Peter's Azure,               16  6        16.0  30.5   12.0
      St Andrew's White,              17  6        12.0  24.5   12.0
 20   St Peter's Indigo,              22  5        16.5  33.0   10.0
 21   Norwood PS,                         4        14.5  28.5   11.0

Cross Table

No  Name                  Feder Rtg Total  1      2      3      4    

1.  Russian Ethnic 1,               9.0   11:4.0 19:2.0  6:3.0 18:0.0
2.  St Peter's Indigo,              5.0   12:1.0  3:0.0  8:2.0 10:2.0
3.  Mitcham Gold,                   10.5  13:1.5  2:4.0 19:2.0 20:3.0
4.  Sradbroke Platinum,             7.0   14:3.0 12:2.0 13:0.0 17:2.0
5.  Scotch College,                 7.5   15:2.5  6:1.5 17:3.0 21:.5 
6.  St Raphael's,                   7.5   16:3.0  5:2.5  1:1.0 15:1.0
7.  Grange PS,                      12.5  17:4.0 20:3.5 18:2.0 13:3.0
8.  Russian Ethnic 2,               7.0   18:0.0 10:2.0  2:1.0 16:4.0
9.  PAC,                            7.5   19:0.0 11:3.0 15:.5    :4.0
10. St Andrew's White,              6.0   20:0.0  8:2.0 16:2.0  2:2.0
11. St Peter's Azure,               6.0    1:0.0  9:1.0   :4.0 14:1.0
12. Campbelltown Yellow,            9.5    2:3.0  4:2.0 21:3.5 19:1.0
13. East Marden Green,              10.5   3:2.5 15:3.0  4:4.0  7:1.0
14. Linden Park Bronze,             8.0    4:1.0 16:3.0 20:1.0 11:3.0
15. Nairne,                         9.0    5:1.5 13:1.0  9:3.5  6:3.0
16. Norwood PS,                     4.0    6:1.0 14:1.0 10:2.0  8:0.0
17. Parkside Blue,                  7.0    7:0.0   :4.0  5:1.0  4:2.0
18. Scott Creek,                    13.0   8:4.0 21:3.0  7:2.0  1:4.0
19. St Catherine's,                 11.0   9:4.0  1:2.0  3:2.0 12:3.0
20. St Francis,                     8.5   10:4.0  7:.5  14:3.0  3:1.0
21. St Peter's Lutheran,            9.0     :4.0 18:1.0 12:.5   5:3.5

 

 

The South Australian Chess Association (SACA) was established in 1894, taking over chess matters in the State from The Adelaide Chess Club.

SACA’s responsibilities include:

  • representing the State in all chess matters
  • fostering and encouraging interest in chess
  • organising Interclub contests and the State, Women’s and City of Adelaide Championships and Interstate matches

SACA also manages the Chess Centre where most State competitions are held, as well as being a meeting place for chess enthusiasts.

Junior chess is organised by the Junior Chess League, which is affiliated with SACA.