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The second MT. ALEXANDER SCHOOLS CHESS CHALLENGE is a Victorian Schools Tournament offering $20,000 prize money.

The concept builds upon the Castlemaine Community’s development of chess excellence in education on a local and global level over the past 10 years. The Challenge is funded by various private benefactors from Castlemaine, and sponsors such as Maldon & District Bendigo Community Bank.

The tournament will run over 2 days and offer 4 separate divisions: 2 primary divisions and 2 secondary divisions based on student enrolment of participating schools. The tournament is inclusive and welcomes tri- participation from the Government schools, Catholic schools, and Independent schools. The second annual tournament is on Thursday 26th May and Friday 27th May. Prize money won at this event will be used solely for developing chess programs within schools and community.