Northern Star Chess Zonals

Northern Star Chess conducts zonal Tournaments during terms 1 to 3.

Winners of Zonal tournaments qualify to play in the NSC Victorian Schools State Finals  conducted in Term 4

There are 5 divisions in the competition, each with it's own State Final event:

  • Junior Primary (Prep to Grade 3)
  • Primary Open
  • Primary Girls
  • Secondary Open
  • Secondary Girls

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.
Trophies: Star of the Tournament trophy is awarded to the top scorer of the tournament.
Zonal School Champion trophy is awarded to the top school of the tournament.