What is the Junior Online Oceania Chess League?
In early 2020 COVID-19 forced us to isolate indoors. During isolation a few enthusiastic chess administrators shared an idea - an Online Teams Chess Tournament where junior players can represent their city and compete against players from all over Oceania.
And that's how JOOC (pronounced like juice) was born!
It's amazing to think that it's now one year later - and online chess has grown a lot in that time.
How do I join a Team?
The JOOC League is open to all juniors in Oceania. Simply register online through Tornelo (click Enter Now) and if you don't have a Team Manager yet, email us with which City you'd like to represent and we'll find you a Manager!
Your team will compete online against teams from 20 other cities!
This is NOT an anonymous online event. The expectations of fair play, sportsmanship and ethics are no different from an over-the-board tournament. Your reputation is at stake.
Players are representing their cities, coaches and managers' and all those reputations are on the line. We expect players to respect opponents, arbiters and team mates and follow the rules of chess at all times. This means no assistance whatsoever during a game.
Our fair play policy is here.
2021 League - Starts April 24
One game per week, every Saturday at the following times:
Games are expected to last about 1 hour.
Round 1, April 24 - Round 7, June 5
7 games over 7 Saturday's; April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5
AUD$35 per player, (just $5 per round!) payable at the time of entry
This is a wonderful opportunity to represent your city, enjoy some competitive chess and meet like-minded players!
Winners take pride of place in the JOOC Hall of Fame.
This is being run as an Arbiter Controlled live online event.
To play you will need to:
Before the event
On the day
IMPORTANT: When you join the Zoom meeting please use the Player Name so the arbiter can easily know who is on the screen. Please try to login about 15 minutes before the round starts.
Step 2: Login to Tornelo using this link:
You must be logged in to play online games.
Tornelo for players
Tornelo for Team Managers
Information for Team Managers
We would like to attract a team from each of the 20 largest cities in Oceania. Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Suva should also be on the list/image.
A team manager (or managers) represents a city and is responsible for the promotion of the event. We can provide you with a marketing pack for email promotion, flyers, social media etc.
How do I know what age division I can play in?
The current year minus your Year of Birth tells you your Age Group. Eg. born in 2011? For the entire calendar year of 2021 you may play in Under 10's, regardless if your birthday is Jan 1 or Dec 31.
Can a child play up in an older division?
Yes, a child may play in any age group they are eligible for. Eg. born in 2011? You can choose from Under 18, Under 16, Under 14, Under 12 or Under 10.
Will there be individual prizes as well?
We will recognise the Top 3 individual players in each Divsion as well as the Top 4 scoring players in each Team.
What is the team prize?
Honour and glory! Winners will be immortalised and take pride of place in the JOOC League Hall of Fame. All players receive a personalised digital certificate.
Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
How does Team Scoring work?