Frequently Asked Questions

 

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.

 

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4 thoughts on “Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Does this Chess Challenge also serve as one of the zonal tournaments that qualify participants for the Chess Victoria State Finals?

    • Hi Finn,
      We don’t have a published schedule but we do try and get things started as close to 9.30 as possible, and we usually have things wrapped up by 2.30. We try to get through 7 rounds in a day in if we are running behind schedule we might shorten the lunch break. If schools get held up, or something unforeseen happens we start and that school gets a bye for round 1.
      regards
      Steve Carroll

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