welcome to rj shield 2019! Monthly Junior Chess Tournament
Enjoy Playing Chess? Get involved in RJ Shield and meet some chess-playing friends!!! When and Where Last weekend of every month (Jan to Oct, with finals Nov) On the Sunday afternoon 1-5pm (except Werribee - Sat 2-6pm) Choice each month of 3 locations in Melbourne (Bentleigh, Ringwood, Werribee) Events in Mildura and NE Vic (Yarrawonga and Albury-Wodonga) too!!
Who All Junior Players - in Over 10 and Under 10 Divisions Great Prizes in various age categories Ideal for Junior Players of varying levels of experience
What and Why 7-Round Allegro Tournament (12 mins + extra 3 secs per move played) Emphasis on fun and improvement and developing thinking skills Run by expert chess coaches
Time limits: This year the clocks will be set to include increments every move. Instead of the straight 15 minutes that we have used in the past, the time limit will be set at 12 minutes, plus 3 seconds per move. Increments are the way of the future, and will also help your games to reach their "natural" outcome over the board.
RJ Shield Werribee venue Hoppers Crossing, to cater for families in the Western Suburbs
Saturday or Sunday? - Werribee tournaments are scheduled for Saturday afternoons (2pm-6pm). Bentleigh and Waverley will continue to take place on Sunday afternoons (1pm-5pm). Please arrive at least 15 minutes in advance
New RJ Shield Venue Starting on Sun 25 Feb, RJ Shield will be moving from our Waverley venue to a new larger venue in Ringwood for the rest of 2018. Venue maps hereCalendar here All other current activities at the Kids Unlimited building at Mt. Waverley are unaffected!