WHERE TO STAY
Visiting teams should this year liaise directly with accommodation providers.
University College (the venue) has approximately 70 single student rooms available, with shared bathrooms.
Contact: 03 9347 3533
$77 per person, per night, breakfast included
Lunch $15.50 and Dinner $17.50 are also available each day.
St Hilda's College (over the road) also has single student rooms available
Contact: Liz Emin on 03 9248 8412
There are also plenty of nearby hotels and AirBnb options.
If your group is not staying at University College, but require a cooked lunch at the venue on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday, this can be ordered through Kids Unlimited at a cost of $15.50 per person per day.
Please order a precise number of lunches via the registration form.
Lunch orders must be placed by Friday 23 November. There will be no additional cash sales of lunches on the day.
The Championships are designed to be a full two-day educational chess immersion. The pace of the schedule is leisurely, in order that all students have the opportunity to obtain the maximum learning benefit from each of their games. All players must record the moves of all of their games. Paper scorebooks and pens will be provided.
Chess Kids will be operating a Coaching Lounge, staffed by a large team of Expert Chess Coaches, including multiple International Masters and titled players. Schools have the option of purchasing a Coaching Lounge Pass, being a wristband which allows entry to the Coaching Lounge and entitles the holder to expert one-on-one game analysis for all 7 rounds. Pass-holders should bring their scorebook and proceed to the Coaching Lounge on completion of each game. If their opponent also has a Coaching Lounge Pass, the two players should go together to analyse their game, as it is even more beneficial to add your opponent's insights to the discussion.
Coaching lounge pass: $99pp, covering 7 rounds over 2 days
Team discount: Cost $80pp if the full school team signs up for Coaching Lounge Passes
Note for schools with own coach
The coaching lounge is an excellent resource, but it is an optional service. Schools with their own chess coach are welcome to conduct their own analysis sessions instead with their students. We shall have an area set up for this, and/or visiting coaches can use a portion of the playing hall if all games on nearby boards have already been completed.
At the Venue on Sunday afternoon, 1 December, we will be running 2 tournaments:
These tournaments will be played over 7 rounds at a time limit of 12mins + additional 3 secs per move.
The Warm-up can be expected to be a strong event, and is enjoyed in particular by our visiting interstate and New Zealand Primary and Secondary school players arriving early for the Nationals
Warm-up entry: $40pp,
Team discount: $30pp if the full school team signs up for the Warm-up Allegro
Sun 1 Dec. 1pm - 5pm
Please arrive 12.30-12.45
Visiting interstate/NZ schools entering as a group will generally do so as part of their overall Nationals entry. Please commence this program with our Registration form
Victorian players in particular are more likely to enter singly. Questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or enter directly via the button below: