National high school chess championships


Invitation | Kingston Zone- Middlesex Zone - Cornwall Zone



Fourteen teams ( 14) teams are now set to do battle in the Playoffs for the last 6 places in the 16 team Finals.

The venue has been confirmed for St. Catherine High and all 4 rounds will be played in one day starting at 9am sharp on THURSDAY JANUARY 26TH, 2017.

The top six teams will proceed to the round of 16 and eight (8) teams will be eliminated.

If there are any ties for the 6th place a series of Blitz games shall be played to break the tie.

To make the rounds run smoothly coaches/captains should send their r list of players with gender & date of birth, in their original board order. This cannot be changed, until the end of the preliminaries. The board order may only change in the round of 16 phase.

Ulimited substitutes are allowed but no one who has played for another team in the competition may play again.

The format will be a four round swiss and all students must wear school uniforms and no no cell phones are allowed.



Round 1 - 9am to 11am

Round 2 - 11am to 1pm

Lunch -1pm to 2pm

Round 3- 2pm to 4pm

Round4- 4pm to 6pm



2016/2017 National High School Chess Championships

The Jamaica Chess Federation (JCF) invites all secondary level schools and
community colleges in Jamaica, to participate in the National Schools Chess
Championships - 2016/2017, scheduled to begin at the St. Jago High School Auditorium
on 19 December 2016.
The Preliminaries scheduled for 19 and 20 December 2016 will take the form of a twoday
6-round swiss event. January 25 and 26, 2017 will see the staging of a two-day
playoff for teams that finished second and third in the Preliminaries. The sixteen (16)
best teams in the country will come together on March 1-3 2017 for a three-day six round
final... See Invitation here