WHAT ARE CHESS GRANTS?
There will be $1000 seed funding grants allocated to schools. To be eligible for a CHESS GRANT schools must submit a one-page overview of their proposed chess program. Further details under the tab CHESS GRANTS.
I AM IN YR 7, DOES THAT MEAN I WILL BE COMPETING WITH OLDER PEOPLE FROM, SAY, YEAR 10?
Yes it does, but research indicates that age is not relevant when determining ability in chess. There are many 5 year olds who can defeat adults.
I AM NOT VERY GOOD AT CHESS, IS IT WORTH MY COMING TO THE EVENT?
Definitely. We are encouraging schools to participate who are in the early stages of developing a chess program within their school.
MY SCHOOL IS OUTSIDE OF VICTORIA BUT WE REALLY LIKE CHESS. CAN WE PARTICIPATE IN YOUR TOURNAMENT?
YES ! We have changed the original regulations and opened this event to any school in Australia.
WILL FOOD AND BEVERAGES BE AVALABLE?
There will be a school cafe. We strongly encourage you to bring your own food and a drink bottle to refill.
CAN I GET TO THE TOURNAMENT BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT?
Yes, Castlemaine Secondary College is in close proximity to Castlemaine Railway station. Please contact us if you have transport problems or questions.