Happy New Year! I hope you all have enjoyed your break and the children are keeping busy during the summer holidays. We are in the process of preparing our schedule for 2021 and hope to publish a list of ACTJCL events on our website soon. In the meantime, don’t miss out on the Summer Boot Camp this January.
Summer Boot Camp - Flyers Attached
Coaching and Lightning - Monday 18 January 2021
At the Summer Boot Camp – Chess Coaching and Lightning day, players will have a morning of top quality coaching from some of Canberra’s best coaches. Coaching will take place in ability-based groups over 3 x 1 hour sessions. The afternoon is taken up by a fun event “Lightning”.
Allegro - Tuesday 19 January 2021
This tournament caters to all standards of play and is suitable for all eligible players who can confidently move the chess pieces around the board. Chess Clocks will be used but you don’t need to write down your moves. Participants in the event will range from potential grandmasters to (almost) complete novices. All players compete for all rounds (unless byes occur). Nobody is “eliminated” during the day. All children who can confidently make all the basic moves of chess are encouraged to participate, especially those players intending to play in the upcoming ACT Juniors.
Long Time Control Tournament Wednesday 20 - Thursday 21 January 2021
ACTJCL 2021 Summer School Holiday Chess Frenzy - Boot Camp L T tournament is a two-day rated event for players born on or after 1 Jan 2001, played with long time controls (60 + 10s) on Wed 20th Jan & Thurs 21st Jan 2021 at Campbell High Library. Don’t miss out! This Boot Camp Tournament is an excellent opportunity to practice and warm up (plus catch up with friends) for any players participating in the upcoming 2021 ACT Championship – or even if you’re not – this fun event is for you!
Players are expected to record moves but if your child has never recorded moves before or has never played long time control games of chess in a competitive environment, please let us know and we’ll provide some instructions for practice prior to the tournament. Please contact us to discuss the format if you are at all unsure.
The above Summer Boot Camp's various activities/games are a good practice and warm up for the ACT Junior Chess League's upcoming events and the ACT CA's annual ACT Championships which is currently scheduled for the Canberra Day weekend.