North Shore Primary Interschools 2023 is a qualifying event for NZCF National Interschool Chess Championship. The winner will represent North Shore in the Primary division.

North Shore Primary Interschools 2023

Wairau Intermediate School exterior view

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North Shore Primary Interschools 2023

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North Shore Primary Interschools 2023 would be held at Wairau Intermediate School Hall on 24th July 2023. This is a qualifying event for the New Zealand Chess Federation (NZCF) National Interschool Chess Championship. The winner will represent North Shore in the Primary division.



North Shore Primary Interschools 2023

Gold: Willow Park A
Patrick Di Jiang, Tilden Wang, Claire Yuqi Gu, & Eric Jianchi Liu

Silver: Pinehurst A
Xiahan (Luna) Lu, Isaac Gu, Ethan Yichen Han, & Eddie Yixuan Han

Bronze: Albany A
Oscar M Petersen, Xavier Chen, Ryan Chen, Tingyu (Terry) Wang, & Jonathan Zhou

All three schools qualify for the National Finals, as there were more than 30 teams participating.

Medals for a score of 6/6:
Jeremy Yang of Milford B
Oliver Sun of Campbells Bay F
Rex Xiaoyu Chen of Greenhithe A

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COVID-19 Policy

Please be aware tha everybody in the playing hall MUST wear a mask.

Entry Details

Entry Fees

$65 per team.

Entry Instructions

Entries close 5pm 17th July 2023.

The entry fee of $65 per team must be paid by the school to North Shore Chess Club before the event.

Please pay online to ASB account 12-3008-0301266-00. Invoices and/or receipts can be provided on request.

Use online entry form to enter.

Email further enquiries to the organiser, Dr. Helen Milligan at [email protected]

Information Required

  • Name of school.
  • School’s chess contact’s name and email address.
  • Team(s) supervisor’s name and email address (if different).
  • Number of teams entered (name teams as Team A, Team B,…)
  • List of players in each team with players NZCF or FIDE ID codes (Date of Birth if not known).


The above information would be requested by the online entry form.

All entries will be acknowledged and listed (in VegaTeam or Orion files).

Alternatively, entries may be sent by post to the organiser, Helen Milligan, 3/7 Owens Road, Devonport, Auckland 0624, or emailed to [email protected] so long as all the information is provided.

Event Information

This is a qualifying event for the 2023 NZCF National Interschool Championship, 23rd and 24th  September 2023. The winner will represent North Shore, Auckland, in the Primary division.

If 20 or more teams compete, a second school will qualify; if 30 or more teams compete, a third school will qualify. Qualifiers will be determined by tiebreak if necessary.

Summarised information available in North Shore Chess Club Interschools webpage or printable PDF brochure.


Monday 24th July 2023


Wairau Intermediate School exterior view
Wairau Intermediate School Hall

113 Becroft Drive, Forrest Hill


A 6-round swiss-system event for teams of four players (with optional reserve) from years 0 to 6 from the same school. The games will be FIDE rated where possible. Players should be ranked in order of playing strength; the order must be declared before the start of the event and must not change during the event. Furthermore, players in team A should be stronger than those in team B, and so on. Note that teams may be paired against another team from the same school.

Adult Support

Visiting school teams must have an adult (teacher, parent, or guardian) present to supervise them. Teams which arrive without such a supervisor will not be allowed to take part. Teams whose supervisor leaves during the event will be withdrawn from the pairings.

Time Controls

15 minutes per player plus an increment of 5 seconds per move. Digital chess clocks will be used.


Teams need to sign in before 9:00am on the day of the tournament. A players’ meeting will follow and we should start at about 9:15am. There will be a break for lunch and we aim to finish by 2:30pm.


First three teams will receive gold, silver, and bronze medals, which will be individually engraved with each player’s name and sent, with certificates, to school Principals after the event, for presentation at Assembly. Those players who score 6/6 will also receive medals and certificates. The trophy will be engraved and delivered to the winning school.


Chief Organiser: Dr. Helen Milligan

Chief Arbiter: IA Helen Milligan



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