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Event Details

2019 Nell Van de Graaff Classic

  • Date : 21 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019
  • 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 $1 per pen.

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

*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.

Gardiner Chess staff will NOT accompany children to local food outlets. Please ensure your child has food with them, or is supervised by yourself/another adult should they need to get food.


$70 per adult

An extra $5 is applicable after 5pm Friday

An extra $10 is applicable for on the day payments


Please ensure you arrive by 8.45am for registration otherwise you may be excluded from round 1. If you are running late, please call the tournament phone on 0444 546 669.

Saturday 21st:

Registration: 8.30am – 8.45am

Round 1: 9.00am

Round 2: 12.00pm

Round 3: 3.00pm

Round 4: 6.00pm

Sunday 22nd:

Round 5: 9.00am

Round 6: 12.00pm

Round 7: 3.00pm

Presentations: 6.00pm

Time Control:

60 minutes per player + 10 seconds per move


Individual Prizes: 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


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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