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  1. #16
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    Vlad is asking for a different squad.
    JETS is aimed at 10 to 14-year-olds and will take just a handful of players older or younger than that age group.
    Indeed, in some years before Anton was selected, the squad did not take under 10s at all because of the disruption they had regularly caused during the three hour group coaching sessions in early JETS camps. After Anton it was realised that some kids were mature enough to be JETS members and that a strong 8 or 9-year-old should be given a chance. 6 or 7-year-olds have also been accepted but very, very rarely.

    A few children older than 14 are valuable as group leaders given their maturity. By the time they are 15 most budding Australian Grandmasters have already been JETS members and don't need to participate in the squad again, so JETS is not expecting the older members of the squad to be superstars.

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    A few more questions come up in discussions with some prominent coach. Why only 28 kids? Does Australia lack talent in chess? Why not 40-50 kids? Is not it the only elite national program in Australia?
    Last edited by Vlad; 04-04-2019 at 07:55 PM.

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    Why only 28 kids? Lack of money is the obvious answer. Providing small group coaching with IM and GM coaches is expensive.
    Each State has the possibility to run their own squads, and some do.

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    Remarkable to see that the ACF has learned nothing from last year's disgraceful maladministration of junior international events and in the latest newsletter is calling for applications for the Asian Junior Championships in Indonesia, the day before the event begins.

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    Similarly, the World Junior Disabled Championship has an ACF application deadline of tomorrow. The event starts a week later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian_Rogers View Post
    Remarkable to see that the ACF has learned nothing from last year's disgraceful maladministration of junior international events and in the latest newsletter is calling for applications for the Asian Junior Championships in Indonesia, the day before the event begins.
    Ian_Rogers is right here regarding Junior events at a Regional, Continental or World level. The events should be published straight away to allow applicants to apply so it can be clear who the representatives are and for them to get affordable tickets to the event.

    As for the World Junior Disabled Championship visa's are needed for US and should apply online immediately.

    1st World Cadet and Youth Championship for the Disabled is scheduled in Cardiff, Wales from 26th of November until 4th of December. Can be please have a deadline by 15th of August for applications regarding this event put in the newsletter.

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    Next example. Applications called for the upcoming World Cadet Championships in China. Application deadline - 10 days before the July ACF newsletter came out.

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    Applications for the World Cadet Rapid and Blitz Championship in Minsk were also advertised by the ACF in the latest newsletter. The deadline for applications was two weeks before the newsletter came out.

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