(***Please note changes in categories for 2017 ***)

The third MT. ALEXANDER SCHOOLS CHESS CHALLENGE is a Victorian Schools Tournament offering $15,000 in chess grants

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 is sponsored by DET.

The tournament will run over 2 days and have one day for secondary schools and another day for primary schools.

The tournament is inclusive and welcomes tri- participation from the Government schools, Catholic schools, and Independent schools. The third annual tournament is on Tuesday 19th September and Wednesday 20th September, 2017. Chess Grants won at this event will be used solely for developing chess programs within schools and community.