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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.

30
Oct

2021 CAQ Junior Blitz Championships

William Duncan State School Hall
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Gardiner Chess is pleased to hold the Chess Association of Queensland Junior Blitz Championships. This tournament is a Queensland title event with age titles from u8 – u18.

Where – William Duncan State School, Explorers Way Highland Park, 4211

When – 30th October 2021

Schedule – 1pm registration, 1:30 round 1, 5pm finish.

Cost – $35per player

Ratings – QJ/ACF Quick/FIDE Blitz

Time Control – 3 minutes + 2 seconds per move

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13
Nov

2021 Term 4 Junior Masters

William Duncan State School Hall
8:45 am - 4:00 pm

This event is for players rated over 800 QJ,   making this event perfect for all junior players whole are improving and are looking to be playing in adult events.

 

In order to participate in this event you must be a Chess Association of Queensland member. To sign up please go to http://www.caq.org.au/htm/membership.htm

When

Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th November 2021

Where

William Duncan State School Hall,
Explorers Way, Highland Park 4211

Cost

$70 per player when paid by 12th November

No entries on the day!

Schedule

Saturday 13th November

Registration at 8.45am, Round 1 @ 9.00am, Round 2 @ 11.15am, Round 3 @ 1.30pm, Round 4 @ 3.45pm

Sunday 14th November

Round 5 @ 9.30am, Round 6 @ 11.45am, Round 7 @ 2.00pm, Presentations @ 4.00pm

Time Control

50 minutes + 10 seconds per move

Prizes

Trophies for 1st to 3rd places + $100
+ perpetual trophy for 1st
Trophy for best scoring girl
+ Trophy for rating group

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14
Nov

2021 Term 4 One Day Challenge

William Duncan State School Hall
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

This event is for players rated under 800 QJ,   making this event perfect for all junior players who are improving and trying to  increase their rating or   trying to get a rating.

When

Sunday 14th November 2021

Where

William Duncan State School Hall,

Explorers Way, Highland Park, 4211

Cost

$35 per player, if entered by 12th November

No entries on the day!

Schedule

Sunday 14th November

Registration @ 9:30-9.45am

Round 1 @ 10.00am, Finish time approx 3:30pm

Time Control

15  minutes per player + 5 seconds/move

Prizes

Trophies for 1st – 3rd,
3x Rating Groups
Spaces are limited so register early!

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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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