About the chess tournament

Kryal Castle Chess Shield 2019

Venue: Kryal Castle (Map)
121 Forbes Rd, Leigh Creek
(15 minutes from Ballarat town centre)
Date: Friday 23rd August
Time: Sign-in from 9:30am to 10:00am
Finish 3:00pm (approx.)
Cost: $25 per player
  • Registered through school - schools will be invoiced after the event
  • Registered as individual - pay cash at sign in
Format:
  • 2 separate tournaments - Primary division and Secondary division
  • 7-rounds Swiss tournaments
Time Control: 15 min per player
Prizes:
Individual merit prizes
Standard Northern Star Chess zonal tournament prizes apply. This includes:
  • A certificate for every student - 4 levels of certificates awarded based on final scores
  • Medals for multiple categories in each division
  • One trophy per division - the Star Of The Tournament trophy is awarded to the top scorer of each division
School Team Prizes:
  • Trophy for the winning school of each division - Timber trophies donated by Next Step, made by Buninyong Men's Shed
  • Name of winning school of each division to be engraved on the perpetual Kryal Castle Chess Shield
  • Top 3 schools of each division to receive a Deluxe tournament pack that includes:
    1. a tournament size chess set with extra queens
    2. a tournament size vinyl, cloth-backed roll up chess board
    3. storage pouch for pieces
    4. chess clock
    Note:top 4 scores from each school team is used to determine team standing. In the case of a tie, additional scores for the tied schools will be used to determine standing within the tied schools
State qualifications: Northern Star Chess suite of state final events are held in term 4. Qualification is based on individual final standing and will be announced at presentation.
  • Top 30% (approx) of Secondary Open division qualify for the
    NSC Secondary Open state final
  • Additionally, top 30% (approx) of Girls in the Secondary Open division qualify for the
    NSC Secondary Girls state final
  • Top 30% (approx) of Primary Open division qualify for one of the
    NSC Primary Open semi-finals
  • Additionally, top 30% (approx) of Girls in the Primary Open division qualify for the
    NSC Primary Girls state final

Enquiries:info@NorthernStarChess.com