The South African Junior Chess Championships will once again take place at the Birchwoods Hotel and Conference Center with the next edition scheduled to be held from the 3 – 12 January 2018. These dates have been released as part of the first tournament circular which was recently published on the event website.

The SAJCC is the largest annual chess tournament on the African continent and attracted in excess of 2400 participants across all age groups last year. There are multiple events forming part of the championships including both team and individual competitions.

The championships are not restricted to South Africans and African federations who are interested in sending representatives can get full information from the official tournament website at

The circular with full event details can also be downloaded at

Any enquiries can be directed to the tournament director, IO Judy-Marie Steenkamp at

The SAJCC continues to go from strength to strength and we would encourage all African chess federations to consider sending representatives to what promises to be another excellent tournament early in the new year.