There are (potentially) 12 different tournaments that will be run during The Southport School Australian Junior Chess Championships. For eligibility for each tournament, the age is taken as at 01/01/2020. For example to play in the Under 8 division, a player must be born in 2012 or later. To play in the Under 14 tournament, a player must be born in 2006 or later.
Players may play up age groups if they choose to do so. The Open tournaments are open to both boys and girls. The Girls tournaments are only open to female participants.
Where required, tournaments will be combined to ensure suitable playing numbers. In the past this has seen the older Girls tournaments combined (e.g. Under 16 with Under 18 and Under 12 with Under 14)
The Under 18 Open, under 16 Open and Under 18 Girls will all be FIDE Rated events.