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Event Details

2018 Nell Van de Graaff Classic

  • Date : 22 Sep 2018 - 23 Sep 2018
  • Venue : Hinterland Hotel, Station Street, Nerang
  • Adult Price : $ 70 Per Player
    Concession Price : $ 70 Per Player
    Junior Price : $ 70 Per Player

Event Details

The Nell Van de Graaff Classic is held yearly to celebrate Nell Van de Graaff and her passion for chess. The event is a ACF and CAQ Categroy 3 Grand Prix event.

This event is for players of all levels and ages. This event is also unique in that whilst it is an individual tournament, players will also be able to compete as part of a team. Team rating averages must be under 1400 ACF and can be advised in advance, or we can help put you in a team on the day (Arbiters will work to make team averages as competitive as possible, however cannot guarantee all teams a realistic chance at team prizes).

Players must record their moves during their game. 1 pen per person will be provided, additional pens will be 50c per pen.

*Note* If numbers grow past a certain point the organizers reserve the right to use accelerated pairings.


Hinterland Hotel, Station Street, Nerang


Food available at bistro upstairs and also from nearby outlets.

In order to participate in this event you must be a Chess Association of Queensland member. To sign up please click here.


$70 per adult

Please note a late fee of $10 will be applicable for those registering/paying after 5pm Friday.


Please ensure you arrive by 9.00am for registration otherwise you may be excluded from round 1.

Saturday 22nd September – Registration at 8.45am – 9.00am, Round 1 @ 9.30am, Round 2 @ 12.00pm, Round 3 @ 2.30pm, Round 4 @5.00pm

Sunday 23rd September – Round 5 @ 9.00am, Round 6 @ 11.30am, Round 7 @ 2.00pm, Presentations @ 4.30pm

Time Control:

60 minutes per player + 10 seconds per move


1st – $750, 2nd – $400, 3rd – $300, 4th – $200, 5th – $100

3 x rating groups of 1st – $150 and 2nd – $50

Team Prizes: 1st – $300, 2nd – $200, 3rd – $100 + Rating Group Teams prize of $200



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, however Gardiner Chess staff will not be able to accompany children to the food outlets under any circumstances.

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