The 2017 New Zealand Interschool Championships

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These are now finished - congratulations to the winners, Auckland Grammar, Bucklands Beach Intermediate and King's School A! The Canterbury Chess Club thanks the Christchurch City Council for their support. These were held in Christchurch on the 30th of September and 1st of October, and were organised by the Canterbury Chess Club on behalf of the New Zealand Chess Federation.

Results and Standings

See below for the top places in each division and Vega links to results and standings (now includes game points under the SumR heading in Standings!) - game point totals are listed to show how tie breaks were calculated before the medals and trophies were awarded. Please note that medals and trophies (NZ and North Island) were awarded to the top 3 teams in each division after tie breaks, with game points being used as per NZCF Interschool rules.

Primary Division

First place - King's School A (11 match points, 19.5 game points)
Second place (on tie break) - Forrest Hill (10 match points, 19.5 game points)
Third place (on tie break) - Eastern Hutt School (10 match points, 18.5 game points)
Fourth place (on tie break) - St Paul's Primary School (10 match points, 16.5 game points)

Primary Division.

Intermediate Division

First place - Bucklands Beach Intermediate (13 match points, 23 game points)
Second place - Blockhouse Bay Intermediate (12 match points, 20 game points)
Third place - Mt Roskill Intermediate (10 match points, 19.5 game points)

Intermediate Division.

Secondary Division

First place - Auckland Grammar (14 match points, 24 game points)
Second place - Westlake Boys' HS (11 match points, 20 game points)
Third place - Auckland International College (10 match points, 21 game points)
Fourth place (on tie break) - Macleans College A (10 match points, 19.5 game points)

Secondary Division.

National Finals Organiser and Chief Arbiter:
International Arbiter (IA) Craig Hall
Mobile: 021 1289543

Te Hapua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Road, Christchurch 8025 - Link to the venue in Google Maps. The venue is a stunning community facility, with free off-street parking, a library (which offers free wi-fi), a cafe and a swimming pool, and a number of shops and a supermarket nearby.

Teams qualified for the National Finals via their regional competitions - full lists of competitions and results are available on the NZCF website.

The National Finals were run as three separate divisions, Primary (years 1-6), Intermediate (years 7-8) and Secondary (years 9-13). Each division was run over 7 rounds using Swiss pairings.

Time Control:
25 minutes plus 5 seconds increment per move using digital chess clocks.


Day One September 30
Registration: from 8:30am(approx)
Registration closes: 9:30am
Player's Meeting: 9:45am
Round One: 10:20am
Round Two: 11:30am
Lunch: After Round Two
Round Three: 1:30pm
Round Four: 2:40pm
Round Five: 3:50pm
Day Two: October 1
Round Six: 10:00am
Round Seven: 11:10am
Prizegiving: 12:30pm (approx)