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Latest News

This page features 2021 achievements and other updates of Australian Junior Chess Academy's teachers and students.



Australian Schools Teams Championships

National Champions: Citipointe Christian College (Neil Fu, Charles Fu and Vincent Wu)

Board 2 Prize (4.5/5) Neil Fu

ACF Rating List (December)

7 AJCA students feature on 'Top Improvers' List

3 AJCA students increased more than 170 points

TopChess Xmas Weekender

=1st Rating Group A: Brian La

=1st Rating Group B: Charles Fu & Rentaro Inukai



Vikings Weekender (Canberra)

=1st Paul Russel

Bundaberg Open

1st Daniel Fernandez

The Arianne Caoili Memorial FIDE Rapid

=1st Rating Group C Ian Li

1st Rating Group D Cooper Whitaker

Cookie’s Chess QLD Rapid

1st Rating Group A Justin Tong ; =1st Rating Group B Kyle Huang

Gardiner Chess Junior Masters

=2nd Brian La and Bryan Yang

Chess People FIDE Rapid

2nd (6/7) Ian Li

QLD Junior Blitz U12 Champion

Luka Hart


AJCA 1st Birthday Blitz

A very well received celebration event for teachers and students. More details here.

* Renamed to Australian Junior Chess Academy * (previously Australian Junior Chess on Cloud)

With health restrictions lifting, more than half of our lessons and activities are now face-to-face.




QLD Primary Interschool Finals

3rd Kings Christian College

Board 4 Prize Rentaro Inukai

QLD Primary Champions: Citipointe Christian College (Neil Fu, Charles Fu and Vincent Wu)

QLD Chess Interschool Finals
Yi Liu and Doug Williams with Citipointe Christian College Chess Team
Kings Christian College Chess Teams

2021 QLD Champion: Yi Liu

QLD Championship Players
QLD Chess Championship perpetual trophy in AJCA Chess Room

Cookie’s Chess QLD Rapid

1st Kotaro Inukai

2nd Justin Tong

=1st Rating Group B Kyle Huang

Brisbane Spring Cup Champion

Kotaro Inukai




Nell van de Graaf Classic

=1st Yi Liu (5.5/6)

1st Rating Group C Joshua Ong


Wendy Terry Memorial

1st Rating Group B Luka Hart

=1st Rating Group C Charles Fu and Bryan Yang




QLD Junior Championship

U14 =1st Micah Young

U10 =2nd Ian Li and Charles Fu

U8 =1st Justin Tong

QLD Junior U14 Chess Champion Micah Young
QLD Junior U8 Chess Champion Justin Tong
QLD Junior U10 Chess =2nd Ian Li and Charles Fu

WA Blitz Champion Patrick Gong

Wendy Terry Memorial:

1st Daniel Fernandez

1st Rating Group A Micah Young

1st Rating Group E Kotaro Inukai



Gold Coast Juniors:

U8 Champion: Justin Tong (7/7)

U10 2nd: Luka Hart

NSW Open Champion: Daniel Fernandez

NSW U1600:

=1st: Savin Peramunetilleke

=3rd: Yifei Hu

Congratulations King's Christian College, winners of the Gold Coast Primary Inter-School Chess Championships.

1st Place Overall; 32 medals and 19 Merit Awards. Placing 1st Individually and in teams in All 3 divisions!

Kings Christian College Chess Teams with Mr Cooke



City of Sydney Blitz Champion: Daniel Fernandez (8.5/9)

Cookie’s Chess QLD Rapid: Moulthun Ly 1st Place (7/7)

Moulthun Ly hosts Simul. at Redlands Chess Club, 12 wins 1 draw (scored by Lachlan Wang)

Gardiner Chess Junior Rapid Champion: Rentaro Inukai



Doeberl Cup =1st (7.5/9): Daniel Fernandez

City of Sydney Rapid Champion: Daniel Fernandez (7/7)

City of Sydney Rapid U2000 1st: Yifei Hu

Gardiner Chess Autumn Cup: 1st Micah Young



Ballarat Begonia Open =1st (6/7): Daniel Fernandez

Cookie’s Chess QLD Rapid 1st Yi Liu



Perth Open Champion Patrick Gong

Norths Chess Club Blitz Champion Clive Ng

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