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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.

11
Aug

Far North Queensland Inter-school Term 3, 2022

Trinity Anglican School, White Rock Campus Bishop Centre
8:30 am - 2:15 pm

Welcome to the Term Three Inter-School event for Far North Queensland schools.

  • When: Thursday 11th August
  • Where: Trinity Anglican School, White Rock Campus, Bishop Centre.
  • Time: Registration from 8.45am, start at 9.30am. Finish approx. 2.15pm (allow to 2.30pm)
  • Cost: $22.00 per player, invoiced to the school post event (Includes GST)

This event will have both primary and secondary divisions. Please ensure registration is done either via the website link or by sending an excel spreadsheet to [email protected] no later than Tuesday 9th August!

As always, if anyone is sick, we please ask them to stay away from the event where possible.

Medals will be awarded for 1st to 3rd teams and 1st to 3rd individuals in each division, along with merit ribbons to those scoring 4.5/7 or higher.

Invoices will be sent to schools after the event takes place.

A late fee of $50 per school will be issued to schools who do not register by the advertised deadline (5:00pm Tuesday 9th August 2022).

Please ensure that you have have read all the relevant policies and procedures below before entering the event.

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16
Aug

Gold Coast Primary Hinterland Term 3, 2022

Clover Hill State School Hall
8:30 am - 2:15 pm

Welcome to the Term Three Inter-School event for Gold Coast Hinterland Primary schools.

  • When: Tuesday 16th August
  • Where: Clover Hill State School
  • Time: Registration from 8.45am, start at 9.30am. Finish approx. 2.15pm (allow to 2.30pm)
  • Cost: $22.00 per player, invoiced to the school post event (Includes GST)

This event will have multiple divisions. Please ensure registration is done either via the website link or by sending an excel spreadsheet to [email protected] no later than Friday 12th August!

As always, if anyone is sick, we please ask them to stay away from the event where possible.

Medals will be awarded for 1st to 3rd teams and 1st to 3rd individuals in each division, along with merit ribbons to those scoring 4.5/7 or higher.

Invoices will be sent to schools after the event takes place.

A late fee of $50 per school will be issued to schools who do not register by the advertised deadline (5:00pm Friday 12th August 2022).

Please ensure that you have have read all the relevant policies and procedures below before entering the event.

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17
Aug

Gold Coast Secondary Inter-school T3, 2022

The Southport School, Centenary Centre - Senior Campus
8:45 am - 2:15 pm

Welcome to the Term Three Inter-School event for Gold Coast Secondary schools.

  • When: Wednesday 17th August
  • Where: TSS Senior Campus, Centenary Cente
  • Time: Registration from 8.45am, start at 9.30am. Finish approx. 2.15pm (allow to 2.30pm)
  • Cost: $22.00 per player, invoiced to the school post event (Includes GST)

This event will have multiple divisions. Please ensure registration is done either via the website link or by sending an excel spreadsheet to [email protected] no later than Monday 15th August!

As always, if anyone is sick, we please ask them to stay away from the event where possible.

Medals will be awarded for 1st to 3rd teams and 1st to 3rd individuals in each division, along with merit ribbons to those scoring 4.5/7 or higher.

Invoices will be sent to schools after the event takes place.

A late fee of $50 per school will be issued to schools who do not register by the advertised deadline (5:00pm Monday 15th August 2022).

Please ensure that you have have read all the relevant policies and procedures below before entering the event.

Read More

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected] for more information.

Step One: Download the spreadsheet below and complete all details. For all questions please contact Shaun on [email protected]

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

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