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 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 Tuesday 19th September and Wednesday 20th Septemeber. Chess Grants won at this event will be used solely for developing chess programs within schools and community.