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Inter-School Chess – The Road to State Finals

Back in February, the Queensland Inter-School Chess Championships kicked off with preliminary rounds throughout the state. These events continued into terms 2 and 3, with various formats being used depending on the region. The numbers for the first three terms have been excellent and show just how popular chess has been with students and schools.
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Week 1 of Inter-School Roadtrip!

Week 1 of Inter-School Roadtrip!

By Sebastian Jule Day 1- the journey begins I say goodbye to my girlfriend and parents and jump into the fully loaded car to begin the first drive of my two-week trip, to run the term 3 interschool chess competitions. Although I have run many different school competitions throughout the years, this would be the
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2017 QLD Junior Recap

2017 QLD Junior Recap

By FM Dusan Stojic 2017 Queensland Junior Championship The recent winter school holidays were packed with chess. The Gold Coast Open featured many of the top players from around Australia. We then had a week of the Queensland Junior Championship and associated events, followed by the Winter Holiday program. For the keen kids, there was
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Inter-School Chess: A Regional Perspective

Inter-School Chess: A Regional Perspective

For the past seven years it’s been my job to organise and run the Chess Association of Queensland (CAQ) sanctioned Inter-School Chess Tournaments around Queensland. Tournaments are run from Gold Coast to Cairns, and out in Toowoomba (by the Toowoomba Chess Club). Whilst the largest numbers overall tend to be concentrated within the South-East corner,
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Queensland Junior Ratings -July 17

Queensland Junior Ratings -July 17

The latest Queensland Junior Rating list has been released! The full list can be seen here. The most improved and top lists for ages and regions can be seen below. For more information on how the rating system works please see this article here. ** Please see the above link for all FAQ’s about the
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Gold Coast Open Report

Gold Coast Open Report

by Andrew Fitzpatrick The Gold Coast Open is over for another year and what a year it was!! Even before the tournament itself kicked off, a select group of students were given the opportunity to learn from two of Australia’s foremost players, Grandmasters Zong-Yuan Zhao and Max Illingworth. Split into two groups and rotating between
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FM Stojic: Inter-School Chess

FM Stojic: Inter-School Chess

By Dusan Stojic Inter-school chess tournaments are a highlight for every kid passionate about chess, regardless of playing level or age. It’s no surprise given the combination of the immense size of the field, the rivalry between the schools, and comradery that comes with playing for a team. Queensland Inter-School Chess Championships The Chess Association
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