Metropolitan Secondary Schools Competition
Submission of Results
Submit your results by clicking on the link below (a userid and password are required – these have been sent to each school's chess coordinator).
The online scoring system has been developed for us by the Sydney Academy of Chess.
Draw and Results
Two formats are available:
Please check these messages regularly during the course of the competition. (The most recent messages are at the top.)
[17 August]: The tightened COVID-19 restrictions announced today by the Department of Education mean that matches between schools not in the same local community area or zone (as defined by the Department) can no longer take place. (See the Department's website https://education.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/advice-for-families#%3Cstrong%3ESchool2). Please check your area or zone (generally the Department's sports zone – see the above link) to determine which of your matches can take place. For any that are not allowed please contact the opposing school to cancel the match, and let us know (either by recording the match result as a double forfeit or by advising your region scorer). The new restrictions mean that, unless there is a relaxation next term, there will be no finals.
[13 August]: Changes have been made to the draws for Met North Divisions SN1, SN2, IN2, JN1, JN2 and JN3.
[11 August]: Changes have been made to the draws for Met North Divisions SN1, IN1, IN2 and JN1.
[6 August]: Changes have been made to the draws for Met East Divisions SE1, IE2 and JE2.
[4 August]: A change has been made to the draw for Met North Intermediate Division IN3.
[29 July]: Changes have been made to several Met East divisions (SE1, SE2, IE2, IE3, JE1 and JE3).
[27 July]: Changes have been made to several Met North divisions (SN2, IN2, IN3, JN2 and JN3).
[27 July]: The draw for Met South-West Region is now available.
[26 July]: A change has been made to the draw for Met West Junior Division JW1.
[25 July]: Changes have been made to the draws for Met West's Senior Division SW1 and Intermediate Division IW1.
[24 July]: Changes have been made to the draws for Met East Intermediate Division IE3 and Met West Intermediate Division IW1.
[23 July]: A change has been made to the draw for Met West Junior Division JW2 and also for several Met East divisions (SE1, SE2, IE3 and JE3).
[19 July]: The competition material (booklets, etc.) has been posted to the schools (except Central Coast schools, which will play in one-day format – their material will be sent when their day has been scheduled and other details are known).
[17 July]: The draws for Met East, Met North and Met West Regions are now available. (Details for Met South-West Region should be available soon.)
The disruption caused by COVID-19 has not only delayed the start of this year's competition but has also deterred many schools and players from taking part. As a result there are fewer divisions than usual and in some cases this has necessitated longer travel between schools. In addition, division sizes have had to be limited to no more than eight teams (seven rounds) to leave enough time for the finals.
[14 July]: Please see COVID-19 Precautions (in the menu at far left) for guidelines to prevent the spread of Coronavirus during inter-school matches.
Rationale Behind the Draw
Within each grade, teams have been allocated to divisions based on:
• school location (to minimise travel);
• separation of teams from the same school into different divisions (unless travel would be excessive);
• balancing into parallel divisions of approximately equal strength (assuming that most schools with multiple teams rank them with A as their strongest team, etc.);
• other factors to help satisfy schools' requests and preferences, where possible.