Dear teachers, parents and chess players,
Thank you for playing in the Interschool Chess Championships in 2020!
In a turbulent year of social distancing, personal challenges and pandemic, we hope that having participated in Interschool Chess has brought you all a little bit of normality, joy and social interaction.
To download your certificate, please visit https://www.interschool.com.au/certificates.html.
So far we've had:
54 Interschool Events
220 Schools (75 qualified to State Finals)
1,577 Unique Players
We would like to invite you all to participate in the 2020 State Finals.
This year ALL schools are invited to take part in State Finals, even if they have not played in a Zone event.
Non-qualified schools may enter a team with a maximum of 5 players. Qualified schools may enter up to a maximum of 20 players!
A list of Qualified schools, and team sizes, can be found here.
Your qualification in Primary applies equally to Junior Primary, and Secondary to Middle Years. Eg. If your school is eligible to send 14 players to Primary, you may also send 14 to Junior Primary. If your school is eligible to send 10 players to Secondary, you may also send 10 players to Middle Years.
In all cases, the minimum team size is 4 players.
See you all soon!
FOUNDER & CEO
To run our Online Chess Tournaments with safety and maximum arbiter-player interaction, we use Tornelo.
Tornelo offers parents and schools peace of mind when it comes to Online Safety for young Chess Players!
Each session is fully supervised and controlled by a real arbiter, just as in face to face tournaments. The environment provides the opportunity for students to speak with like-minded peers while being fully supervised, enabling them to have fun and enjoy the experience.
It's safe, fully controlled and supervised!
Interschool zone events
School Teams start their journey by participating in a Zone Event
This chess tournament was an awesome opportunity to make new friends and improve our chess.
Very well organized and well run event.
Heaps of fun - great supportive Chess Kids staff. Great environment to learn and meet other great chess kids.
The kids goal last year was to get into the State Finals ... and we were thrilled that two teams made it!!! Although they did not do so well in the finals they had a ball and the experience was invaluable!!!
What is a rating?
A rating is a number which indicates, based on your past performance, how good you are at chess. The higher the number the better you are. The highest rated player in the world is Magnus Carlsen with a rating of 2835.
The highest rating ever was Garry Kasparov reaching 2849 in July 2000.
The best players in the world have ratings as follows:
World Champion 2800
International Master 2400
National Master 2300
For juniors in Australia (ranked #32nd best chess-playing country in the world at the last Olympiad) the easy way to gauge if you are on track to becoming a Champion is to take your age and multiply by 100.
Eg. Age 9, good target to have a rating in the 900’s
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