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 Premier Division (Formerly known as Open Division) will be a 9 round swiss event. We are hoping this creates some norm possibilities whilst eliminating the brutal 3 round Saturday of years past. This event will be FIDE, ACF and QLD Junior rated.
Minimum ACF rating of 1700 or FIDE rating of 1800
Arundel Hills Country Club, Arundel Place, Arundel.
Thursday 28th: Registration @ 5.30pm – 6.00pm, Round 1 @ 7.00pm
Friday 29th: Round 2 @ 10.00am, Round 3 @ 3.00pm
Saturday 30th: Round 4 @ 10.00am, Round 5 @ 3.00pm
Sunday 1st: Round 6 @ 10.00am, Round 7 @ 3.00pm
Monday 2nd: Round 8 @ 9.00am, Round 9 @ 2.00pm
A total of two half point byes are available to take in this tournament, apart from the last two rounds where only zero point byes may be taken. A maximum of one full point in byes is allowable in the tournament (e.g. if you receive a full point bye you cannot receive a further half point bye).
90 minutes per player + 30 seconds per move from the start.
GM/WGM/IM/WIM – Free
Early Bird (paid by May 31) – $110
Normal Entry – $130
1st – $1500, 2nd – $1000, 3rd – $500, 4th – $300, 5th – $250, 6th – $200, 7th – $150, 8th – $100
Under 2200 and Under 2000 (FIDE) 1st – $200, 2nd – $100
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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