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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 Australian Championships

Melbourne Chess Club is hosting the 2016 Australian Chess Championships at Fitzroy Town hall from the 2nd to 12th January 2016.

Congratulations To Our Olympiad Teams!

Australia has performed very well at the Olympiad in Norway.  Australia’s Open team, seeded 60th, placed 31st on tiebreak.  Australia’s Women’s team, seeded 51st, placed 32nd on tiebreak.  Highlights included the Open team’s final round 2-2 tie with Germany and the Women’s team’s 2.5-1.5 win against England.

The teams were: Open: David Smerdon, Moulthun Ly, Max Illingworth, Junta Ikeda, Anton Smirnov, Manuel Weeks (capt.)  Women: Irina Berezina, Giang Nguyen, Emma Guo, Biljana Dekic, Sally Yu, Ian Rogers (capt.)

Thanks to all who contributed to the ACF Olympiad appeal .  Further donations received will go towards the next Olympiad.