Welcome to the 2017 inter-school chess competitions.

This year the Trust will be running the Competitive team competitions in term 2 followed by the 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.

The Competitive team competitions will be run at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre on Tuesday 27 June. Chess clocks will be used. The top teams will qualify to compete in the New Zealand Chess Federation's South Island and National Championships.

The Social team competitions will also be run at Te Hāpua, from Tuesday 22 August to Friday 25 August. These 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.

The Girls' team competitions will be run at Selwyn House on Wednesday 30 August.

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.

The national team finals will be hosted in Christchurch this year.

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

Entries for the team competitions close on Friday 2 June. Entries for the individual competitions close on Friday 1 September. For a summary with all the dates please refer to our Calendar page.


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