Northern Star came about from the desire to provide quality chess learning experience in the Northern suburbs of Victoria, by actively promoting chess in friendly tournaments amongst local school communities. Over the past few years, the enthusiasm of young chess players has ensured a healthy growth of Northern Star Chess tournaments within and beyond the Northern suburbs.
The primary goal at Northern Star is to encourage regular involvement with chess tournaments in local schools, thus providing a focus which enables children to pursue continued improvement in their chess skills.
By recognising the unique diversity of a local area, we have a number of strategies to enhance flexibility so we can better support and accommodate school requirements.
Many schools offer chess as an important part of their repertoire of extracurricular programs. Northern Star enables schools to offer a chess program which caters for any year and skill level. Our chess program includes all year levels from Prep to Year 12 and is not exclusive to the higher year levels or elite players.
Northern Star Chess provides an introduction to chess tournaments in an encouraging and reassuring environment. Alternatively, for the more serious junior player, the Chess Victoria Zonal tournaments offer a greater challenge and provide qualifying opportunities for higher level (State and National) competitions.
The Northern Star chess tournament experience inspires children to improve, supporting and encouraging them to progress in confidence and skills for tournaments in the wider chess community. We receive advice and active support from our World Chess Federation accredited trainer (FIDE Trainer), N.Y. Wong.