- eams should plan to arrive at the venue at 9:00am in anticipation of a 9:30am start to the first game.
- Some events have modified times (eg. regional events may start at 10am). Please check the Tournament Summary information for details.
- If you are going to be running late arrangements can be made – please notify the organisers asap.
The “Swiss Format” ensures that all students will play against players of a similar standard; we expect both beginners and experts to enjoy a fun, learning and social experience.
- All players play 7 games, regardless if they win or lose.
- If a player wins a game, they score 1.0 point. In the subsequent game they play against a harder opponent. If a player draws a game, they score 0.5 points. In the subsequent game they play against a similar opponent. If a player loses a game, they score 0.0 points. In the subsequent game they play against an easier opponent.
- (Where possible) students from the same school will not compete against each other.
- Each game will be timed, with a maximum of 15 minutes per player, per game (see Rules for Players).
- Primary competitions are open to all players from Prep – Grade 6 (Grade 7 in SA and QLD - or ages 5-12 years)
- Middle Years competitions are limited to players from Grade 5 – Year 9 (ages 11-15 years)
- Open Secondary competitions are available to all players from Year 7 – Year 12 (ages 13-18 years)
- Your age for the current season is calculated as <current year> minus <year of birth>. For schools with accelerated learning programs a student may compete in the year level they are currently in or the year level they would have been in if not in an accelerated program.