ACF Home

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. And if you’re after a magazine, check out Australian Chess.

If you’re interested in playing in a weekender, check out theYulgilbar-Think Big Grand Prix series.

There are also comprehensive lists of Australian players’ ratingschampions, and titled players.


The 41st Chess Olympiad is less than a month away and the ACF is appealing to the Australian chess community to help send our competitors to Norway!

Australia will be fielding an open and a women’s team, each five of our best available players plus a team captain.

Unlike most competing nations, the Australian teams receive no government support and must pay their own way, a burden compounded by the distance involved from Australia to Norway and the corresponding high air fares. They can’t do it alone, but depend on the support of the Australian chess community.

For more information or to make a donation please visit the ACF Olympiad appeal webpage.

ACF Newsletter
For all the latest news on Chess in Australia and overseas...
Puzzle for the day