Australian Chess Federation

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Australian Chess Federation
Sport Chess
Jurisdiction Australia
Abbreviation ACF
Affiliation FIDE

The Australian Chess Federation (ACF) is dedicated to promoting the game of chess in Australia, and is a member of FIDE, the World Chess Federation. Australia's seven state and territory chess associations constitute the members of the federation.

The ACF produces a free monthly email newsletter featuring local and international news, annotated games and more.

New South Wales Chess Association[edit]

The New South Wales Chess Association (NSWCA) caters for chess players in New South Wales. It was established in 1900 and operates a rating service for its members as well as running a number of tournaments throughout the year. The New South Wales Junior Chess League (NSWJCL), which caters for players under 18 years of age, is affiliated with the NSWCA.[1]

Chess Victoria[edit]

Chess Victoria is one of the seven state and territory associations in the ACF. It was founded in 1938 as the Victorian Chess Association and incorporated in 1983. In 2000 it was renamed Chess Victoria. The organisation's membership is composed of 16 affiliated chess clubs.[2]

South Australian Chess Association[edit]

The South Australian Chess Association (SACA) was established in 1894, taking over chess interests for the state of South Australia from the Adelaide Chess Club.

SACA’s responsibilities include: The representing the State in all chess matters that are fostering and encouraging interests in chess organising interstate matches as well as the Inter-club, State, Women’s and City of Adelaide Championships. The SACA also manages the Chess Centre site where most state of the competitions are held.

Junior chess is organised by the South Australian Junior Chess League, which is affiliated with SACA.[3]

Chess Association of Queensland[edit]

The CAQ is the successor of the Queensland Chess Association, founded in 1897. The Chess Association of Queensland Inc (CAQ) is the body controlling organised over-the-board chess in the State of Queensland, Australia. CAQ is affiliated with the Australian Chess Federation Inc and is a member of the Sports Federation of Queensland Inc. CAQ is a non-profit body incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act of Queensland; its objects, powers and organisation are specified in its Constitution.[4]

Chess Association of Western Australia[edit]

The Chess Association of Western Australia (CAWA) caters for chess players in Western Australia, primarily in and around the City of Perth.[5]

Tasmanian Chess Association[edit]

The Tasmanian Chess Association is a not for profit organisation whose aims are to encourage interest, organise tournaments and oversee chess interests in Tasmania. The Association is affiliated with the Australian Chess Federation, which is a FIDE member and also a member of the world chess federation.

TCA organised chess events allows participants the chance to earn or update their official Australian chess rating.[6]

See also[edit]

Australian Chess Championship


  1. ^ "NSW Chess Association". NSW Chess Association. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Chess Victoria". Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "South Australian Chess Association". South Australian Chess Association. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Chess Association of Queensland". Chess Association of Queensland. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "Chess Association of Western Australia". Chess Association of Western Australia. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "The Tasmanian Chess Association". The Tasmanian Chess Association. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 

External links[edit]