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What we do

Gardiner Chess

We are the market leaders for chess in Queensland, with our core business to provide chess coaching classes in schools throughout the state. The Chess Association of Queensland has awarded Gardiner Chess the contract as organisers of the Official Queensland Inter-School Chess Championships each year, whilst we run many weekend events which cater to all ages and ability levels.

Check out our online shop for the latest chess goods, specialising in products for schools and recreational play.

School Programs

School Programs

We can organise a chess program tailored to your school's needs, ranging from extra-curricular classes, to full and half day options and incursions. In person coaching is available throughout South-East Queensland, whilst we work with regional schools via an online platform Learn More
Events & Tournaments

Events & Tournaments

Renowned for running the best events in Queensland, Gardiner Chess run the Queensland Inter-School Chess Championships and many weekend events, including the marquee Gold Coast Open each year. Learn More
Clubs & Holiday Programs

Clubs & Holiday Programs

Holiday programs are always hugely popular and are held in both the Gold Coast and Brisbane regions. Gardiner Chess also runs the Brisbane Northside Junior Chess Club on Tuesday evenings. Learn More
Shop Online

Shop Online

For all your chess needs, make sure to check out our shop! We have everything from tournament sets through to giant sets, chess clocks and books and can even help with prizes and giveaway items! Learn More

School Programs & Coaching

Gardiner Chess is the number one chess coaching organisation in Queensland. We have a variety of programs to suit your school, with options including out of hours classes, curriculum lessons and both full and half day incursions. Based on the Gold Coast since 2002, we are an established business providing quality coaching.

  • High quality chess lessons tailored for your schools needs.
  • We have Master level players and qualified teachers on staff.
  • In-person lessons from Gold Coast through to Sunshine Coast.
  • Partnership with Chesskid.com to bring more value to programs.
  • Ability to work with regional schools.

Upcoming Events

With events available throughout the year, there is an option for everyone! Join 10,000+ other students in the Inter-School events each year or find a weekend event that is right for you with open events and junior only events on offer.

04
Jul

Brisbane Winter Holiday Program

CJ Greenfield Hall
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Students will be able to learn new strategies, play over  famous games of chess, take on challenging puzzles, and play tournament games.

Coaching will be available to all levels from beginner through to tournament player.

Students should bring their lunch and snacks, water bottle and a HAT!

When

Mon 4th July — Wednesday 6th July, 2022

8:30am – 4:00pm

Where

CJ Greenfield Hall
Freeman Rd, Richlands

Cost

$65 per child per day or $175 for all 3 days
$10 late fee on the day

Thursday is Tournament Day!
Brisbane Winter Cup

When

Thursday 7th July 2022
(same venue)

Registration from 9:30am
Round 1 @ 10:00am
Finish @ 4:00pm

Cost

$35 per player or $45 if paying on the day

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04
Jul

Gold Coast Winter Holiday Program

Somerset College, Gallus Classrooms
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Students will be able to learn new strategies, play over famous games of chess, take on challenging puzzles, and play tournament games.

Coaching will be available to all levels from beginner through to tournament player.

Students should bring their lunch and snacks, water bottle and a HAT!

When

Mon 4th July — Wednesday 6th July, 2022

8:30am – 4:00pm

Where

Somerset College, Gallus Classrooms
Somerset Drive, Mudgeeraba

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Cost

$65 per child per day or $175 for all 3 days
$10 late fee on the day

Thursday is Tournament Day!
Gold Coast Winter Cup

When

Thursday 7th July 2022
(same venue)

Registration from 9:30am
Round 1 @ 10:00am
Finish @ 4:00pm

Cost

$35 per player or $45 if paying on the day

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05
Jul

Sunshine Coast Winter Holiday Program

Kawana Island Meeting Place
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Gardiner Chess is delighted to be able to be hosting our first Sunshine Coast Holiday Program! We have been speaking with lots of keen parents and now we are finally able to be able to put this on!

We will be running a holiday program for two days and then following this with a Sunshine Coast Winter Cup – A one day tournament available to all juniors.

Students will undertake lessons, activities and tournament games on each day.

  • When

Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th July

  • Where

Kawana Island Meeting Place

  • Time

8.30am to 4.00pm

  • Cost

$65 for one day, or $120 for both

  • What to bring

Water bottle, lunch and snacks, and a hat!

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Holiday Programs

Gardiner Chess holiday programs run from 8.30am to 4.00pm on selected days during the school holidays in both Brisbane and Gold Coast. During the day, students will have the chance to undertake lessons, play tournament matches and enjoy some fresh air. Holiday programs are often followed by a tournament on the final day which is open to all players. Most importantly students will have FUN!

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Registration for individuals is via our iClassPro app, and is only available on selected tournaments.

For all questions please contact Shaun on scurtis@gardinerchess.com.au.

Teacher & Coordinator Registration

Please Note: This form is for School Teachers & Coordinators ONLY. Individual registrations are unavailable at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please call the Gardiner Chess office (07) 5522 7221 or email Shaun on scurtis@gardinerchess.com.au for more information.

Step One: Download the spreadsheet below and complete all details. For all questions please contact Shaun on scurtis@gardinerchess.com.au

Step Two: Complete the form below and upload the spreadsheet.

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