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Adelaide High School has a very successful chess club.

During second and third terms teams are entered in the South Australian Junior Chess league competition.  Divisions 1 and 3 play on a Friday night once a fortnight and Division 2 plays on the alternate Friday night.  All games are played at the Chess Centre in Ranelagh Street in the City.

Chess Tournaments are held at the Chess Centre every term on Wednesday in Week 8.   The students play six matches against students from other schools and all receive a certificate of participation as well as competing for prizes.

Coaching sessions take place in Room 111 at lunchtime once a week during Terms 1, 2 and 3.  Students are encouraged to come and play chess in The Hub on other days.

Chess is part of the competition for girls in the MacRobertson Girls High School Exchange and students have won the right to compete at the Australian Schools Teams Chess Championships in recent years.