Primary Schools Competition



Click on the following to view (the documents may then be printed if desired):

FIDE Laws of Chess
The official Laws of Chess from the World Chess Federation (Fédération Internationale des Échecs) see under Section E.

Notes on the Laws of Chess  for this competition  (3 pages)

Chess Scoresheet
for recording games
(Suggestion: print on both sides of an A4 sheet and guillotine to create two double-sided A5 scoresheets)

Why Play Chess?  by Allan Wright  (1 page)

Paper on the Educational Benefits of Chess  by Dr Peter Dauvergne  (8 pages)

Two documents,

  • A Guide for Players and

  • Chess Competition: Are You Ready?

have been prepared for use by Primary Schools chess coordinators to help prepare their players. They are available in hard copy and are sent to schools participating for the first time and to other schools on request (contact the Primary Schools Coordinator, if your school would like a copy).