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Event Details

2018 Gold Coast Open Major

  • Date : 29 Jun 2018 - 01 Jul 2018
  • Venue : Arundel Hills Country Club, Arundel Drive, Arundel
  • Adult Price : $ 80 Per Player
    Concession Price : $ 80 Per Player
    Junior Price : $ 80 Per Player

Event Details

Gardiner Chess are delighted to present the revamped Gold Coast Open. This year we are seeking to create bigger and better opportunities for everyone involved. This year the Major Division (Formerly known as the Under 1600 Division) will be a 7 round swiss event. This event will be FIDE, ACF and QLD Junior rated.


Arundel Hills Country Club, Arundel Place, Arundel.


Friday 29th: Registration @ 5.30pm – 6.00pm, Round 1 @ 7.00pm

Saturday 30th: Round 2 @ 9.00am, Round 3 @ 12.30pm, Round 4 @ 4.00pm

Sunday 1st: Round 5 @ 9.00am, Round 6 @ 12.30pm, Round 7 @ 4.00pm

Time Control:

60 minutes per player + 30 seconds per move from the start.


2 x half point byes may be requested in rounds 1 to 5. Byes must be requested before the event, or before the round prior (e.g for a bye in round 4, arbiters must be notified prior to round 3).

Entry Requirements:

All players must be rated under 1800 ACF.

Entry Fees:

Early Bird (paid by May 31) – $70

Normal Entry – $80


1st – $600, 2nd – $350, 3rd – $250

2 x Rating Groups 1st – $150


There is a bistro on-site at the venue, and a variety of local takeaway outlets not far away.


If you require accommodation, get in early as it is both the start of school holidays and also GC Marathon weekend. Best bets are around the Biggera Waters/Runaway Bay area, along with Mantra @ Southport Sharks as the closest provider.

**Mantra at Southport Sharks will be offering $10 off their Mantra Daily Rate (not off promotional rates) when you mention that you are coming down for the Gold Coast Open of Chess. Give Mantra a call on (07) 5532 1155 or see the Mantra website.**

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