Toowoomba District Primary School Teams Chess Championship

Tournament Details

The annual Toowoomba District Primary School Teams Chess Championship will be held at Toowoomba Christian College – Indoor Sports Centre, Highfields. This event is open to all primary schools in the Toowoomba region from Years 1 to 6.

Date

Tuesday, 29 August 2023

Start Time

8.45 am (arrival time due to bus congestion) with 9.10 am (Sharp) Start. Please do not arrive before 8.45 am (a requirement by TCC)

Pickup & Drop Off

New England Highway near school entry – marked on the map below.

Finish Time

Approximately 4.15 pm

Venue 

Toowoomba Christian College – Sports Centre

Registration

Please arrive at 8.45 am so registration can be completed in a timely manner and we can start on time at 9.10 am sharp.

(DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 8.45 AM – REQUIREMENT FROM TCC)

 Pick Up And Drop Off

To avoid parents walking through the school to the venue, there will be a clearly signed ‘Meeting Point’ in the top carpark where child/ren can be dropped off. This is clearly shown on the map below.

Supervisors from each school are asked to wait at this location to meet their students. Once their team has arrived they can then walk down to the venue.

There will be TCC staff members who will wait at the Meeting Point for any late arrivals and escort these students to the venue.

At the end of the competition, each school supervisor will walk their students up to the Meeting Point for parents to collect their child/ren.

Divisions

There will be 2 divisions:

  • Open Division (All Ages)
  • Novice Division (Years 1 – 3)

Prizes

These prizes will be repeated in both divisions:

  • 1st Place – (4 trophies)
  • 2nd Place – (4 trophies)
  • 3rd Place – (4 trophies)
  • 4th Place – (4 medallions)
  • 5th Place – (4 medallions)
  • Best All-Female Team (4 trophies)
  • Outstanding Team Achievement Award (4 trophies) (for younger students)

Entry Fees

$85.00 per team of four

No. of Rounds

7 Rounds

Deadline For Entries

Friday 25 August 2023  at 7.30 pm.

Food and Drink

Food vans will be onsite during the day selling these items:

  • Coffee
  • Drinks
  • Hot Dogs
  • Pies
  • Nachos (GF)
  • Hot Filled Spuds (GF)

Other Important Details

  • Please bring food for lunch.
  • To take advantage of the tea and coffee-making facilities available on the day, please bring along a travel mug.
  • Each school needs to have a representative/s (eg. teacher) from their school for the supervision & responsibility of their students. See Tournament Participation Rules.
  • It is recommended that students bring a book, or a ball to play with in between the rounds/games.
  • It is recommended that students bring bottled water on the day.
  • Please make sure students know that no bags are to go on seats, only on the floor (venue requirement)
  • Please collect the money for all your students (at your end). The Toowoomba Chess Club will invoice your school for the total amount of teams from your school after the event.
  • All parents/family members/friends etc are able to attend the tournament. (Subject to change if Qld Government rules change)
  • Information about the Toowoomba District Primary Teams State Qualifier will be handed out to the school representatives involved at the end of the Primary Teams Chess Championship. Please stay until the end to allow for the distribution of this information to the top teams’ schools. Note: This is important because it is on Saturday 2 September 2023. It will also be put up on the website under school tournaments.

Entry Forms

**Entry Form Links**

 Download Novice Entry Form

Download Open Entry Form

Please download both entry forms above, complete and send your completed entry forms (Open and Junior Divisions) to sam@toowoombachessclub.com.au as per both entry deadline dates at the top of the page.

You will find one entry form for each division. Please complete the details in the relevant columns and make sure you group each team together on the entry form, giving each member of one team the same team number.

Parents

Please arrange to let your child/ren’s school know of their registration and arrange payment to the school.

Enquiries

Please direct all enquiries to Sam Buckley, Toowoomba Chess Club on 0413 147 494 or email to sam@toowoombachessclub.com.au.

How to Get There

Please see the map below of where the tournament is located.

Directions

The orange arrow shows the location of the Primary Teams Chess Championship.

In School Directions

The red arrows show how to walk down to the tournament venue. You can also see tournament parking indicated on the map.

Oval Map

The orange line on this map shows how to get between the competition in the Indoor Sports Centre and the oval where children can play between rounds.