Players split into age groups - if fewer than 14 players in any one group they may be combined with an adjacent age-group to make a single group with more than 14 players.
All players play 7 games. No knockouts. This is is known as a Swiss-style tournament.
Can I leave my child?
We do not provide supervision for your children during the event. However, many parents do choose to leave their children to play chess for the afternoon. If you are leaving your child please make sure we have your mobile contact number in case of emergencies.
All RJ Shield events cost $40 per child.
You can purchase a "multi-pass" where you get 5 entries for $170. These can be shared, transferred or used next year! Buy one and bring a friend.
There may be price variations in regional events at the discretion of the organiser.
My child is a Beginner
Every RJ Shield welcomes Novice players. Most of Victoria's top junior players started their journey at RJ Shield events; so why not come along and see where you end up - who knows, like many before, you might Conquer the World!
Larger RJ Shield events (40-50 players or more) are run in 3 divisions; an Over 10 age-group, an Under 10 age-group and a Novice Division. Players who perform well in the Under 10 events will be asked to stretch themselves and play in the Over 10 age-group in their next event.
How to Enter
Online on Tornelo. Click on the tournament name you are entering and follow the prompts.
It is preferred if you can enter online prior to the event - this helps us prepare furniture, staff and prizes for the day. It is possible to enter on the day, again an online entry saves some time and as a last resort you can show up on site and enter in person on the day.
Phone: 1300 424 377