The Gold Coast Open is Queenslands biggest chess tournament with a record attendance of over 140 players in 2016. The event is a category 5 ACF and CAQ Grand Prix event, and will be FIDE/ACF/QJ rated.
The Open division is open to players rated over 1400 FIDE/ACF/QJ, however Gardiner Chess reserves the right to place players in a lower division should it be appropriate. Unrated players must play in the Under 1600 or Under 1000 event.
Players must record their moves during their game. 1 pen per person will be provided, additional pens will be 50c per pen.
In order to participate in this event you must be a Chess Association of Queensland member or relevant State Association. To sign up please click here.
Hinterland Hotel, Station Street, Nerang
Accommodation is available at the Hinterland Hotel. Please call them on (07) 5557 1699 and mention this Gold Coast Open Chess Tournament for 10% accommodation discount.
Available upstairs in the restaurant + multiple food outlets nearby.
$90 all players – discount of $10 when entered by 31 May!
Please note a late fee of $10 will be applicable for those registering/paying on the day.
Please ensure you arrive by 6.00pm for registration otherwise you may be excluded from round 1.
Friday 23rd June – Registration from 5.30pm – 6.00pm, Round 1 @ 6.30pm
Saturday 24th June – Round 2 @ 9.00am, Round 3 @ 1.30pm, Round 4 @ 6.00pm
Sunday 25th June – Round 5 @ 9.00am, Round 6 @ 1.30pm, Presentations @ 6.00pm
A maximum of 2 half point byes are available for players should the need arise (except for the final 2 rounds when no half point byes may be taken). These MUST be asked for prior to the previous round starting (e.g. If you request a bye for round 4, this must be done prior to round 3 beginning).
90 minutes per player + 30 seconds per move
1st – $1500, 2nd – $1000, 3rd – $500, 4th – $300, 5th – $250, 6th – $200, 7th – $150, 8th – $100
Under 2000 rating group: 1st – $200, 2nd – $100, 3rd – $50
Additional prizes will be allocated based upon sufficient entries.
Parents will need to make their own judgement as to whether they need to be present for the duration of the event. Gardiner Chess will take sensible steps including outlining the playing area and other inside areas for players to be in.
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