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Event Details

2019 Gold Coast Open Major

  • Date : 28 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
  • Venue : Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters, Cnr Markeri St & Sunshine Blvd, Mermaid Waters 4218
  • Adult Price : $ 85 Per Player
    Concession Price : $ 85 Per Player
    Junior Price : $ 85 Per Player

Event Details

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.


Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters, Cnr Markeri St & Sunshine Blvd, Mermaid Waters 4218


Friday 28th:

Registration: 5.30pm – 6.00pm

Round 1: 7.00pm

Saturday 29th:

Round 2: 9.00am

Round 3: 12.30pm

Round 4: 4.00pm

Sunday 30th:

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 or 1900 FIDE

Entry Fees:

Early Bird (paid by May 31) – $75

Normal Entry – $85

Ad additional $10 will be added for entries on the day

1 pen per person will be provided, additional pens will be $1 per pen.


1st – $600, 2nd – $350, 3rd – $250

2 x Rating Groups 1st – $150




Whilst Gardiner Chess voluntarily provides “play areas” for the use of younger chess players at various venues, these areas are not provided for purposes of “child care” and their use is subject to the oversight of the parents or guardians of these younger chess-players.

It is not the role of Arbiters to “police” areas outside of the playing venue – their role is to ensure that chess games are played in accordance with the rules and ensuring order in the playing venue. Supervision of children outside of the playing hall is solely the responsibility of the parent or caregiver, not the Arbiter or Organiser of the tournament.


Please ensure you have read the Event Policies and Procedures.


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