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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. An archive of Australian games can be found at Ozbase.

Congratulations To Our Newest Grandmaster

 Congratulations to Anton Smirnov who is Australia’s newest Grandmaster. He achieved his final norm in the Capablanca Memorial in Greece in September 2017.