Attend a Zonal

School team attendance:

  • Check for a suitable event for your school here
  • Once you have decided on an event to attend, reserve places for your school by email. Please note that some events traditionally fills very quickly once official invitations are sent out. By reserving places, your school is guaranteed those places for the event.
  • Closer to the day of the event, confirm your reservation by registering all the children you can confirm from your school by email.
    In the email, supply the following information:
    1. Name of School
    2. Contact person (teacher/coordinator)
    3. List of students attending tournament
      - Names
      - Grade
      - Gender
    Please note, many venues have a maximum capacity. To avoid disappointment, please forward confirmed list of students at your earliest opportunity. Changes and additions to your school list can be made right up to the start of the tournament provided there are still vacancies.
  • Students should make payment to their own school, an invoice will be sent to attending schools with the list of children who actually attended the event from that school

Individual attendance:

  • If you want to register your child for an event as an individual, you can send in the registration by email.
    In the email, supply the following information:
    1. The event you wish to register for (date and venue)
    2. Name of your child's School
    3. Your child's name, year level and gender
  • It is your responsiblity to liaise with your child's school regarding taking the day off school for the chess tournament
  • Arrive by 9.30am to sign in your child for the event. Entry fee can be paid at this time
  • You should provide adult supervision for your child during the day of the event. If you or the supervising adult needs to leave the venue for any length of time, there is a contact list at the admin desk of the tournament where you can leave your details. The contact phone number you leave with us must be answered by someone if we need to call you while you are not there. Otherwise we may need to contact your child's school directly if we need assistance for the health and wellbeing of your child.
  • The adult who takes an individual player home at the end of the event needs to be at the venue by no later than 2pm

Northern Star Chess Qualifying Rules for Primary Open and Secondary Open events:
After the last round, State Final qualifications will be determined and announced.

  • top 30% students qualify to represent their schools at the NSC Victorian Schools Open State Final for their division (Primary or Secondary)
  • top 30% female students qualify to represent their schools at the NSC Victorian Schools Girls State Final for their division (Primary or Secondary)

NSC zonal tournament results are published on our website here. In line with our privacy policy, student surnames are omitted in published results on the website.

In term 3, registration information will be sent out to all schools which have qualified students for any state final events.