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

Canterbury pupils played over 1500 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.

Results from the New Zealand Championships are available here: years 1-6, years 7-8, years 9-13

We will be following a similar format for the Canterbury competitions next year.

Term Week Date Level Activity
2 9 Tuesday
June 26
Competitive team competitions
3 5 August
20, 21, 22 and 24
Social team competitions
3 5 Thursday
August 23
All Girls' team competitions
3 9 Monday
September 17
All Individual year group competitions

Entry forms and Rules information for the 2018 competitions are available below.

Our contact email address is

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