2023 West Torrens Chess Classic

Updated March 19th, 2023

The City of West Torrens, in partnership with the West Torrens Chess Club & the South Australian Chess Association, proudly present:

2023 West Torrens Chess Classic

When: 10.00am, Saturday the 18th of March 2023
Venue: West Torrens Auditorium,
1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton, SA 5033
Entry Fees:
Open: $60 Adult, $40 Concession/Junior
Junior: $35 all tickets
Open: 1st Place: $1,200
2nd Place: $500
3rd Place: $200
4th Place: $100
Best U1600: Gift Package
Best U1200: Gift Package
Best Unrated: Gift Package
Junior: 1st Place: $300
2nd Place: $200
3rd Place: $150
4th Place: $100
Best U1000: Gift Package
Best U600: Gift Package
Best Unrated: Gift Package
Format: 6 Rounds, Swiss System
Time Control: Fischer Rapid – 15 Minutes + 10 Seconds a move
Playoffs: The Open tournament will have a Playoff series. The top four scorers of the Open will play in a Knockout-style event. The Playoffs will start promptly at 4:15pm to a live audience, played on DGT boards!
Contact: westtorrenschessclub@gmail.com

Please register for this event online via the Register Online button. Enquires welcome!

Limited to 100 participants! Register early to avoid missing out.

2020 Hosworth Foundation Chess Tournaments

Updated September 28th, 2020

Hosworth Foundation Chess Tournaments

Labour Day Long weekend

Saturday 3rd, 4th & 5th October 2020

Chess Centre of South Australia, 10 Ranelagh St Adelaide 5000

The Hosworth FIDE Tournament

Format: 6 Round Swiss

Time Control: 90 minutes + 30 Sec increment per move for each player.

Rounds: 9:30am and 2:30pm each day

The games will be rated by FIDE – the World Chess Federation.

$1200 cash in prizes

Entry Fee: $70 Adult, $60 Concession $35 Junior

The Hosworth Under 1600 Tournament

Format: 8 Round Swiss for anyone with a rating under 1600 or no rating

Time Control: 60 minutes + 10 seconds per move for each player

Rounds: 9:30am, 12.30pm and 3:30pm

The Games will be rated by the Australian Chess Federation

$700 Cash in Prizes!

Entry Fee: $50 Adult $40 Concession $25 Junior

To enter:

FIDE: https://www.trybooking.com/BLRCH

U1600: https://www.trybooking.com/BLRCR

You can also email your details to tournaments@sachess.org.au

Entries will be accepted at the door 15 minutes before the first round.

Players have the option to take a half-point bye in the FIDE Tournament or 2 half-point byes in the U1600 but not for the last round

Interclub 2020

Updated May 23rd, 2020

Interclub 2020 using chess.com

Interclub 2020 will be something a little different to what players are used to. This year, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we will be playing via CHESS.COM – an online chess platform for playing chess.

These matches will not be rated – the ACF will certainly not approve them because they are online with no guarantee against cheating.

The way these matches will work is similar to the normal Interclub Matches – teams of 4, in playing order, playing each other using the time rate of 60 minutes Plus a 30 second increment.

We have set up a special Club on Chess.com to post the draws and the results each week and while the first round was a bit chaotic, it should all go very smoothly now.

We only have 5 teams in A Grade so would greatly appreciate one or three more clubs – perhaps Matisons, Adelaide Uni and Modbury might like to join in the fun – and they can have catch-up games.

We have 9 teams in B Grade but of course would love another team to make it even better!

SACA has set up a special club for the Matches and you can switch between two Forums to find out who you are playing etc by simply clicking the label.
To access our Chess.com club:

You have to be admitted to the club first time and from then on it is easy!

Here are the draws for this week – Tuesday 26th May 2020.

SACA 2020 A Grade – Round 3


No Name           Total  Result   Name    Total

 1  Adelaide      [6.5]     :      K&B A1 [6.0]
 2  Norwood       [4.0]     :      K&B A2 [4.0]
 3  Alice Springs [3.5]  4.0:0.0  BYE          


SACA 2020 B Grade – Round 3


No Name                Total  Result   Name               Total

 1  Modbury            [6.0]     :      K&B Green         [4.0]
 2  N to b3            [5.0]     :      Adelaide Avengers [5.0]
 3  Norwood            [4.0]     :      K&B Red           [5.0]
 4  Adelaide Assassins [3.0]     :      K&B Yellow        [5.0]
 5  K&B Blue           [3.0]  4.0:0.0  BYE                     
When: 7.pm, Commencing Tuesday 12th May 2020
Venue: Online
Entry Fee: $5 per player per round
Format: 9 Rounds, Swiss System, A and B Grade
Time Control: Fischer Classic – 60 Minutes + 30 Seconds a move

Email your team name and members to Garth Whitney garthwhitney@gmail.com

If you wish to play but do not have a team, contact either

Will Wedding (Adelaide Club) will.wedding@gmail.com

Alan Goldsmith (Knights & Bytes Club) alang@knightsandbytes.com.au

January Rapid 2020

January 16th, 2020

When: 7.30pm, Tuesdays the 21st and 28th of January 2019
Venue: The Chess Centre of South Australia,
10 Ranelagh Street, Adelaide.
Entry Fee: $35 All players, late entry fee $5 (all entries after 12pm 21st of January)
Format: 6 Rounds, Swiss System
Time Control: Fischer Rapid – 25 Minutes + 10 Seconds a move
Contact: tournaments@sachess.org.au