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NZCF Interschools
The New Zealand Interschools Championship is organised by the New Zealand Chess Federation. Please note that only official NZCF Interschool Qualifying events (as listed below) will generate qualifiers for the National Finals. The qualifying stages are split into 21 geographic regions. In each region the top Primary, Intermediate and Secondary school will qualify to play in the National Finals, which in 2017 is being hosted by Canterbury CC in Christchurch, September 30th - October 1st 2017.
Download the 2017 Interschools Rules here (pdf document).
You can use the logo on entry forms and promotional material: download logo gif here.
Officials: NZCF Secretary Helen Milligan, e-mail
Co-ordinator Craig Hall, e-mail

Events to be added – please advise

See also the Results page

September 30th - October 1st 2017 - National Interschools Final, Christchurch.
This is the elite event of the school pupils' calendar! Qualifying teams from throughout New Zealand will descend on Christchurch for the official New Zealand Chess Federation Interschools Final. The prestigious NZCF Interschool championship, running since 2001, begins with regional NZCF qualifying tournaments throughout New Zealand. Finals venue: Te Hapua, Christchurch (capacity 75 teams /300 players), with library, swimming pool and café. Organiser: Canterbury Chess Club, Craig Hall, e-mail

There is now a dedicated webpage for the Interschools Finals:
There you will find details of the sponsor (Orange Car Rentals), venue, transport and accommodation options, and tournament information.


Region/Category Organiser
Northland NZCF Secretary, Helen Milligan,
North Shore North Shore CC, Peter Stuart,
West Auckland Bob and Vivian Smith,
Central Auckland Bob and Vivian Smith,
East Auckland Bob and Vivian Smith,
South Auckland Bob and Vivian Smith,
Waikato Hamilton CC, Gary Judkins,
Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui CC, Caleb Wright,
Gisborne Secondary:
Gisborne Eastern Knights CC, Jane Luiten,
Wanganui Manawatu Knights CC, Mark Noble,
Taranaki New Plymouth CC, John Ansell,
Hawkes Bay Hawkes Bay CC, contact or
Manawatu Manawatu Knights CC, Mark Noble,
Wairarapa Manawatu Knights CC, Mark Noble,
Wellington Wellington CC, Richard Catterall,
Marlborough NZCF Secretary, Helen Milligan,
Nelson/Tasman Dan Dolejs,
West Coast NZCF Secretary, Helen Milligan,
Canterbury Primary & Intermediate:
Canterbury CC, Canterbury Interschool Chess Trust:
Canterbury CC, email;
Otago Otago CC, Quentin Johnson,
Southland Otago CC, Quentin Johnson,

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