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)

Why Play Chess?  by Allan Wright  (1 page)

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

COVID-19 Precautions for Inter-school Competitions  (1 page)

Two documents,

  • Guide to 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).