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The ACF is dedicated to promoting the game Down Under, and is a member of FIDE, the world chess federation.  Our membership consists of Australia’s state and territory chess associations. The ACF produces a free email newsletter featuring local and international news, and much more. You can subscribe to receive it by email  or view copies on this website.

If you’re interested in playing in a weekender, check out the ACF Grand Prix series.

There are also comprehensive lists of Australian national ratingschampions and award winners, and FIDE-titled players.

2016 Olympiad

The ACF is delighted to announce that the following players have been selected to represent Australia at the 42nd Chess Olympiad in Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan, in September 2016:

OPEN TEAM : 1. GM David Smerdon 2. GM Zong Yuan Zhao 3. IM Moulthun Ly 4. IM Anton Smirnov 5. GM Max Illingworth

WOMEN’S TEAM : 1. WIM Heather Richards 2. WFM Giang Nguyen 3. WIM Emma Guo 4. WIM Biljana Dekic 5. WIM Alex Jule

The ACF has also appointed Ian Murray once again as The ACF Olympiad Appeal Co-ordinator and Ian has already launched this appeal and the website is up and running.

The ACF Olympiad Appeal Website is : No donation is too large or too small and all donations will be acknowledged on the appeal website.

Congratulations To Our Newest Grandmaster

At the recent FIDE Congress, Max Illingworth was formally awarded the title of FIDE Grandmaster.