The 2017 Canterbury inter-school chess competitions are now complete.

Canterbury pupils played over 3000 games of chess in the competitions, even more if you count the numerous friendly games between rounds! Thanks to everyone involved in organising and supporting the 130 four player teams and the 83 individual players who took part.

Congratulations to Canterbury Home Educators, winners of the term 2 competitive competitions and the South Island Championships at both 1-6 and 7-8 year levels.

Still to go this year are the New Zealand Championships and an arbiters workshop.

Date Level Venue Event
September 30
All Te Hāpua
Halswell Centre
New Zealand Interschool Championships timetable
October 14
All Arbiters Training Workshop timetable

With the New Zealand Championships being held in Christchurch this year, additional Canterbury schools are competing, including Ao Tawhiti, Cobham, Ilam and Waimairi. Best wishes to all.

We will be following a similiar format for the Canterbury competitions next year. Entry forms and Rules information for the 2018 competitions are available below.

Our contact email address is

Entry Form and Rules

Arbiter Training Workshop

2018 Entry Form for the Team Competitions

2018 Entry Form for the Individual Competitions

2018 Rules for the Team and Individual Competitions

Rules for the New Zealand Chess Federation Interschool Competitions