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EC High School Chess Challengers Championship

July – December 2023

EC Chess Challengers Championship 🏆

  • To qualify for the championship event, players must have played in at least 3 chess challengers qualifier tournaments and scored 35 or more qualifier points.
  • The championship event offers significant prizes to the winners.
  • Only players 18 years or younger are eligible to participate in the high school tournaments.
  • There are two age group sections: u/18 for students aged 18 or younger, and u/15 for students aged 15 or younger.
  • Qualifier Points scoring system:
    • 1st place – 25 points
    • 2nd place – 18 points
    • 3rd place – 12 points
    • 4th place to 9 points
    • 5th place – 9 points
    • 6th place to 10th – 7 points
    • 10th 20th – 5 points
    • 21st and below – 3 points
  • The qualifier events are OPEN to all students. Only the Championship event at the end of the year will be invitation-based!
  • The local organisation committee (LOC) will invite players with enough points from qualifier events and other players may be invited on different criteria based on LOC’s discretion.
  • The Chess Challengers Championship event is scheduled to take place in December, and further information will be provided in due course.

Register for all Qualifying Tournaments Below

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Tournament Details

The ultimate chess challenge for high school students born in 2005 or later.

 

Join the Fun!

  • Do you want your child to test their chess skills, make friends and grow their mind?
  • Then sign them up for our chess tournament!
  • Up to 80 players ONLY, register today whilst there’s still space! 

What your child should get out of this experience: 

  • Play chess in a competitive setting and stand a chance to win a medal!
  • Interact with like-minded kids and make friends!
  • Have fun while developing their minds in the ultimate chess challenge!

 

Details for the next event:

  • Date: Saturday, 22 July 2023
  • Venue: Pinelands North Primary School, Richmond Ave, Pinelands,  7405
  • Cost: R200 for both U/18 and U/15 sections.
  • Time: 9:00am Round 1 begins; 4:00pm Prize-giving
  • Breaks: There are short breaks (5 – 10mins) between rounds.

 

Format: 

  • This tournament is a ‘Swiss’ competition (approximately 6 rounds).
  • This means that all players play 6 games and no-one is ‘knocked out’ of the tournament.
  • The tournament is restricted to players under 18 years of age.
  • The time limit is 25 minutes + 5 seconds increment per player for the entire game. 
  • This tournament will not be rated by Chess South Africa.

 

Prizes: 

  • Medals and chess books will be given for 1st Place, 2nd Place & 3rd Place in both U/18 and U/15 sections.
  • Best female player wins a medal in both U/18 and U/15 sections.
  • All participants will be emailed a participation chess certificate from Elite Chess Academy, signed by National Chess Instructor Dione Goredema! 

 

Contact Us

  • For any enquiries, contact Elite Chess Academy via WhatsApp: +27736780138

 

100+ Happy Students, Parents, Teachers, and Schools

Emlyn Wilson

Vancouver Island's go-to water well servicing company: pump installations;  water well maintenance, rehabilitation, and decommissioning; real estate  inspections, & aquifer testing.

It was a tough tournament and I had to work hard to get into the next round. But I could not have done it without Coach Dione!!

James Wilson

Vancouver Island's go-to water well servicing company: pump installations;  water well maintenance, rehabilitation, and decommissioning; real estate  inspections, & aquifer testing.

I really enjoyed the tournament. It was challenging at times, but in the end, the hard work and motivation from coach helped me achieve my goal.

Megan Dove

Vancouver Island's go-to water well servicing company: pump installations;  water well maintenance, rehabilitation, and decommissioning; real estate  inspections, & aquifer testing.

Despite all the challenging opponents and little time, I still managed to achieve my goal.

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