Lidums Chess Foundation

The Lidums family has a long and proud history of supporting chess in South Australia over many decades, and the Lidums Chess Foundation was established by Aivars Lidums in 1988 following the success of the Adsteam-Lidums International chess tournament.

The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide was established in 1874, it is the third oldest university in Australia. It is associated with five Nobel laureates, 104 Rhodes scholars and is a member of the Group of Eight.

South Australian Chess Association

The SACA has been promoting chess in SA for over 50 years. As a non-profit local organisation, the SACA endeavours to make chess affordable and accessible to everyone.


Chesslife is the dream of founder and Head Coach David Koetsier. Chesslife has been actively involved in the chess community in SA, teaching chess at schools, starting local chess clubs and running chess tournaments and school holiday activities.

Total Chess

Started by one of WA’s top chess players, Dennis Holland, Total Chess provides structured learning and strategies for improving your game. Total Chess is dedicated to the concept that playing chess on a regular basis will improve your life.

Northern Star Chess

Northern Star Chess provides quality school chess programs for primary and secondary schools around Victoria, from chess clubs to chess incursions to conducting Chess Victoria qualifying zonal tournaments. We also conduct the prestigious Billanook Chess Classic tournaments each year, boasting a cash prize pool of $4000+

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