School Tournaments

Individual based school tournaments

Individual based tournament format

Northern Star Chess conduct a range of chess tournaments to suit the needs of schools. Competition is amongst individual students, as we find this encourages students of all skills level to participate, taking away the often difficult logistics of school team size and selection. The focus can remain on providing an enriching chess experience for every student, whatever the size of the school contingent.

  • Children are paired to play with others of similar skill levels.
  • Proper tournament rules are in place.
  • The Tiered Recognition Program for each tournament is as follows:
Certificates: Every attending child is awarded a certificate based on the child's final score for the day. 4 levels of certificates provided -
  • Certificate of Participation,
  • Certificate of Credit,
  • Certificate of Distinction and
  • Certificate of High Distinction.
Medals: Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are awarded to a number of different grade levels.
Trophy: One trophy - the Star of the Tournament, is awarded to the top scorer of the tournament.

One Day Chess Tournaments - Multiple Schools

  • Host schools offer chess tournament days to nearby local schools.
  • Northern Star Chess sends out notification to schools in the area
  • Students come along on the day and play 7 rounds of chess
  • A few schools at a time, accommodating attendance from 50 to 200 children each tournament.
  • We coordinate events by liaising with schools wishing to be involved.
  • Flexible locations - tournaments are conducted at schools willing to host tournaments.
    Size of tournaments are adjusted accordingly.
    Schools provide the venue, we provide everything else.

One Day Chess Tournaments - School Championships

  • Host schools coordinate student involvement within their school
  • Students come along on the day and play 7 rounds of chess
  • Prizes can be structured to reflect each event. (eg. School Champion titles, House Champion)