Welcome to the 2018 inter-school chess competitions.

This year the Trust will be running Competitive team competitions in term 2 followed by Social and Girls' team competitions in term 3. These competitions are for teams of four players. The Competitive and Social team competitions are for Year 1-6 and Year 7-8 pupils. The Girls' team competitions are for Year 1-6, Year 7-8 and Year 9-13 pupils. Entries for the team competitions are now closed. Late entries are welcome and will be placed on a waiting list should additional space become available.

Top teams from the Competitive competitions will qualify to compete in the New Zealand Chess Federation's South Island and National Championships. Chess clocks will be used.

The Social team competitions are single day events with no progression to other events. i.e. Each group of teams will only play on one day. These competitions are run over multiple days as we get too many entries to be able to include everyone on the same day.

Pupils may play in both the term 2 and the term 3 team competitions.

Following the team competitions we will be running year group competitions for individual players. Entries for the individual competitions close on Friday 31 August.

The entry form and rules information is available at the bottom of this page.

Term Week Date Level Schools
2 9 Tuesday
June 26
All schools entered in the Competitive Team Competitions timetable
3 5 Monday
August 20
1-6 Cashmere, Dorie, Dundsandel, Governor's Bay, Halswell, Ladbrooks, Mt Pleasant, St Joseph's timetable
3 5 Tuesday
August 21
1-6 Amberley, Fendalton, Leeston, Lincoln, Medbury, OLV, Russley, Waitakiri timetable
3 5 Tuesday
August 21
7-8 Emmanuel, Governor's Bay, Russley, Waihi timetable
3 5 Wednesday
August 22
1-6 Cotswold, Ilam, Middleton Grange, S New Brighton, Seven Oaks, Spreydon, Te Waka Unua, Thorrington, Waihi timetable
3 5 Thursday
August 23
All All schools entered in the Girls' Team Competitions timetable
3 5 Friday
August 24
7-8 Cashmere, Dorie, Halswell, Heaton, Ladbrooks, Lincoln, Medbury, Middleton Grange, S New Brighton timetable
3 9 Monday
September 17
All All schools entered in the Individual Year Group Competitions

Our contact email address is entries@canterburychess.school.nz

Entry Form and Rules

Entry Form for the Team Competitions

Entry Form for the Individual Competitions

Rules for the Team and Individual Competitions

Rules for the New Zealand Chess Federation Interschool Competitions