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24
Jun

2024 Brisbane South Winter Holiday Program

CJ Greenfield Community Hall
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Students will be able to learn new strategies, play over famous games of chess, take on challenging puzzles, and play tournament games.

Coaching will be available to all levels from beginner through to tournament player.

Students should bring their lunch and snacks, water bottle and a HAT!

When

Monday 24th June — Tuesday 25th June, 2024

8:30am – 4:00pm

Where

CJ Greenfield Community Hall

Freeman Road, Richlands

 

Cost

$70 per child per day, or $130 for two days.
$10 late fee on the day

 

Wednesday is Tournament Day!

Brisbane South Winter Cup

When

Wednesday 26th June 2024
(same venue)

Registration from 9:30am
Round 1 @ 10:00am
Finish @ 4:00pm

Cost

$40 per player. No Entries on the day.

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26
Jun

2024 Brisbane South Winter Cup

CJ Greenfield Community Hall
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Seasonal Cup days are perfect for juniors of all ages to get involved in playing tournament games and to put into practice what they have been learning during the holiday program or previous coaching. These events are played as one giant Swiss event with multiple prize groups so that every player has a chance of winning something.

Students will need to bring a hat, lunch, snacks and a water bottle.

When

Wednesday 26th June, 2024

9:30am (rego) – 4:00pm

Where

CJ Greenfield Community Hall

Freeman Road, Richlands

Cost

$40 per player

No entries on the day

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27
Jun

2024 Brisbane North Winter Holiday Program

Nudgee College - DJ Hanly Learning Centre 3rd Floor
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Students will be able to learn new strategies, play over famous games of chess, take on challenging puzzles, and play tournament games.

Coaching will be available to all levels from beginner through to tournament player.

Students should bring their lunch and snacks, water bottle and a HAT!

When

Thursday 27th June — Friday 28th June, 2024

8:30am – 4:00pm

Where

DJ Hanly Learning Centre, 3rd Floor Classrooms

St Joseph’s Nudgee College, Sandgate Road, Boondall

 

Cost

$70 per child per day, and $130 for the two days.
$10 late fee on the day

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27
Jun

2024 Gold Coast Open – Premier

Nerang Bicentennial Community Centre
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Gold Coast Open is one of the biggest events on the Australian chess calendar and is the flagship event of Queensland chess. Split across three divisions, there is something for everyone and we would love to see you come and be a part of that as we strive to beat our record from last year.

This year we have a new venue in the Nerang Bicentennial Community Centre, 833 Nerang Southport Road, Nerang.

 

Full information can be found on our dedicated Gold Coast Open page.

  • Event Schedule – Premier:

    • Premier: June 27 to Monday July 1
    • Round 1: Thursday 6.30pm
    • Round 2: Friday 10.00am
    • Round 3: Friday 3.30pm
    • Round 4: Saturday 1.00pm
    • Round 5: Saturday 6.30pm
    • Round 6: Sunday 10.00am
    • Round 7: Sunday 3.30pm
    • Round 8: Monday 9.00am
    • Round 9: Monday 2.30pm

    Rating Cut-Offs:

    • Premier: Minimum 1700 ACF or 1800 FIDE

    Prizes:

    Premier
    1st Place $2500
    2nd Place $1750
    3rd Place $1200
    4th Place $750
    5th Place $500
    6th Place $300
    Rtg Grp 1 $250 (U2200 FIDE)
    Rtg Grp 2 $250 (U2000 FIDE)

    Entry Costs:

  • Early: $150.00
  • Standard: $175.00

    Time Controls:

    • Premier: 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move

    Other:

    • Conditions: Available for GM/WGM/IM/WIM
    • Byes: 2 x half point byes available, excluding the final two rounds
    • Queensland players must be members of the Chess Association of QLD
    • Entries will close at 5pm June 26th.
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28
Jun

Gold Coast Open – Major and Minor

Nerang Bicentennial Community Centre
7:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Gold Coast Open is one of the biggest events on the Australian chess calendar and is the flagship event of Queensland chess. Split across three divisions, there is something for everyone and we would love to see you come and be a part of that as we strive to beat our record from last year.

This year we have a new venue in the Nerang Bicentennial Community Centre, 833 Nerang Southport Road, Nerang.

Full information can be found on our dedicated Gold Coast Open page.

Event Schedule – Major/Minor:

  • Major/Minor: June 28 to Sunday June 30
  • Round 1: Friday 7.00pm
  • Round 2: Saturday 9.00am
  • Round 3: Saturday 12.30pm
  • Round 4: Saturday 4.00pm
  • Round 5: Sunday 9.00am
  • Round 6: Sunday 12.30pm
  • Round 7: Sunday 4.00pm

Rating Cut-Offs:

  • Premier: Minimum 1700 ACF or 1800 FIDE
  • Major: Under 1800 ACF
  • Minor: Under 1200 ACF

Prizes:

Major Minor
1st Place $1000 $600
2nd Place $700 $400
3rd Place $500 $300
4th Place $300 $200
5th Place
6th Place
Rtg Grp 1 $250 $250
Rtg Grp 2 $250 $250

Entry Costs:

Early Standard
Major $115 $125
Minor $100 $110

Time Controls:

  • Major/Minor: 60 minutes + 30 seconds per move

Other:

  • Byes: 2 x half point byes available, excluding the final two rounds
  • Queensland players must be members of the Chess Association of QLD
  • Major will be FIDE rated
  • All events will be ACF and QJ rated
  • Entry will close at 5pm, 27th June.
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02
Jul

2024 Sunshine Coast Winter Holiday Program

Sunshine Coast Grammar School Aquatic Centre
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Students will be able to learn new strategies, play over famous games of chess, take on challenging puzzles, and play tournament games.

Coaching will be available to all levels from beginner through to tournament player.

Students should bring their lunch and snacks, water bottle and a HAT!

When

Tuesday 2nd July — Wednesday 3rd July, 2024

8:30am – 4:00pm

Where

Sunshine Coast Grammar School

Aquatic Centre – Top Floor Classrooms

 

Cost

$70 per child per day, $130 for two days.
$10 late fee on the day

 

Thursday is Tournament Day!

Sunshine Coast Winter Cup

When

Thursday 4th July 2024
(same venue)

Registration from 9:30am
Round 1 @ 10:00am
Finish @ 4:00pm

Cost

$40 per player. No Entries on the day.

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02
Jul

2024 Gold Coast Winter Holiday Program

Somerset College, Gallus Building
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Students will be able to learn new strategies, play over famous games of chess, take on challenging puzzles, and play tournament games.

Coaching will be available to all levels from beginner through to tournament player.

Students should bring their lunch and snacks, water bottle and a HAT!

When

TUESDAY 2nd July — THURSDAY 4th July, 2024

8:30am – 4:00pm

Where

Somerset College, Gallus Classrooms
Somerset Drive, Mudgeeraba

Somerset_Entry

Cost

$70 per child per day, $130 for two days, or $180 for all three days.
$10 late fee on the day

FRIDAY is Tournament Day!
Gold Coast Easter Cup

When

FRIDAY 5th July 2024
(same venue)

Registration from 9:30am
Round 1 @ 10:00am
Finish @ 4:00pm

Cost

$40 per player. No Entries on the day.

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04
Jul

2024 Sunshine Coast Winter Cup

Sunshine Coast Grammar School Aquatic Centre
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Cup days provide a great opportunity for students to put into practice what they have been learning at the holiday programs, or for new student to come along and just enjoy a tournament experience!

Students will play a minimum of 7 rounds across the day. Students should bring lunch, snacks, a water bottle and a hat for the day.

 

When

Thursday 4th July, 2024

 

Times

Registration from 9:30am
Round 1 @ 10:00am
Finish @ 4:00pm

 

Where

Sunshine Coast Grammar School

Aquatic Centre – Top Floor Classrooms

 

Time Control: 

15 minutes + 3 seconds per move.

 

Cost

$40 per player.
No entries on the day

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05
Jul

2024 Gold Coast Winter Cup

Somerset College, Gallus Building
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Cup days provide a great opportunity for students to put into practice what they have been learning at the holiday programs, or for new student to come along and just enjoy a tournament experience!

Students will play a minimum of 7 rounds across the day. Students should bring lunch, snacks, a water bottle and a hat for the day.

When

FRIDAY 5th July 2024
(same venue)

 

Times

Registration from 9:30am
Round 1 @ 10:00am
Finish @ 4:00pm


Where

Gallus Classrooms, Somerset College

Access via Somerset Drive Car Park

Somerset_Entry

Time Control: 

15 minutes + 3 seconds per move.

 

Cost

$40 per player.
No entries on the day

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29
Jul

2024 Term 3 Gympie Region

Gympie South State School
9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Welcome to the Term Three Inter-School event for Gympie Region schools.

  • When: Monday 29th July
  • Where: Gympie South State School
  • Who: Students from Prep to Year 12. (Primary & Secondary will compete in separate divisions)
  • Time: Registration from 8.45am, start at 9.30am. Finish approx. 2.15pm (allow to 2.30pm)
  • Cost: $24.00 per player, invoiced to the school post event (Includes GST)

This event will have multiple divisions. Please ensure registration is done either via the website link or by sending an excel spreadsheet to [email protected] no later than Thursday 25th July!

As always, if anyone is sick, we please ask them to stay away from the event where possible.

Medals will be awarded for 1st to 3rd teams and 1st to 3rd individuals in each division, with merit ribbons to those individuals scoring 4.5/7 or higher.

Invoices will be sent to schools after the event takes place.

Please ensure that you have have read all the relevant policies and procedures below before entering the event.

Unregistered schools may have their students excluded from the first round of the tournament, at the Chief Arbiter’s discretion. Schools arriving late must contact the Gardiner Chess office at 07 5522 7221, and may also miss the first round.

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30
Jul

2024 Term 3 Wide Bay South

Maryborough State High School
9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Welcome to the Term Three Inter-School event for Wide Bay South schools.

  • When: Tuesday 30th July
  • Where: Maryborough State High School
  • Who: Students from Prep to Year 12. (Primary & Secondary will compete in separate divisions)
  • Time: Registration from 8.45am, start at 9.30am. Finish approx. 2.15pm (allow to 2.30pm)
  • Cost: $24.00 per player, invoiced to the school post event (Includes GST)

This event will have multiple divisions. Please ensure registration is done either via the website link or by sending an excel spreadsheet to [email protected] no later than Friday 26th July!

As always, if anyone is sick, we please ask them to stay away from the event where possible.

Medals will be awarded for 1st to 3rd teams and 1st to 3rd individuals in each division, with merit ribbons to those individuals scoring 4.5/7 or higher.

Invoices will be sent to schools after the event takes place.

Please ensure that you have have read all the relevant policies and procedures below before entering the event.

Unregistered schools may have their students excluded from the first round of the tournament, at the Chief Arbiter’s discretion. Schools arriving late must contact the Gardiner Chess office at 07 5522 7221, and may also miss the first round.

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30
Jul

2024 Term 3 Brisbane Secondary South

Anglican Church Grammar School
9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Welcome to the Term Three Inter-School event for Brisbane South Secondary schools.

  • When: Tuesday 30th July
  • Where: Anglican Church Grammar School
  • Who: All secondary school students in Years 7-12.
  • Time: Registration from 8.45am, start at 9.30am. Finish approx. 2.15pm (allow to 2.30pm)
  • Cost: $24.00 per player, invoiced to the school post event (Includes GST)

This event will have multiple divisions. Please ensure registration is done either via the website link or by sending an excel spreadsheet to [email protected] no later than Friday 26th July!

As always, if anyone is sick, we please ask them to stay away from the event where possible.

Medals will be awarded for 1st to 3rd teams and 1st to 3rd individuals in each division, with merit ribbons to those individuals scoring 4.5/7 or higher.

Invoices will be sent to schools after the event takes place.

Please ensure that you have have read all the relevant policies and procedures below before entering the event.

Unregistered schools may have their students excluded from the first round of the tournament, at the Chief Arbiter’s discretion. Schools arriving late must contact the Gardiner Chess office at 07 5522 7221, and may also miss the first round.

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31
Jul

2024 Term 3 Wide Bay North

Avoca State School
9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Welcome to the Term Three Inter-School event for Wide Bay North schools.

  • When: Wednesday 31st July
  • Where: Avoca State School
  • Who: Students from Prep to Year 12. (Primary & Secondary will compete in separate divisions)
  • Time: Registration from 8.45am, start at 9.30am. Finish approx. 2.15pm (allow to 2.30pm)
  • Cost: $24.00 per player, invoiced to the school post event (Includes GST)

This event will have multiple divisions. Please ensure registration is done either via the website link or by sending an excel spreadsheet to [email protected] no later than Monday 29th July!

As always, if anyone is sick, we please ask them to stay away from the event where possible.

Medals will be awarded for 1st to 3rd teams and 1st to 3rd individuals in each division, with merit ribbons to those individuals scoring 4.5/7 or higher.

Invoices will be sent to schools after the event takes place.

Please ensure that you have have read all the relevant policies and procedures below before entering the event.

Unregistered schools may have their students excluded from the first round of the tournament, at the Chief Arbiter’s discretion. Schools arriving late must contact the Gardiner Chess office at 07 5522 7221, and may also miss the first round.

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31
Jul

2024 Term 3 Gold Coast Secondary

The Southport School
9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Welcome to the Term Three Inter-School event for Gold Coast Secondary schools.

  • When: Wednesday 31st July
  • Where: The Southport School
  • Who: All secondary school students in Years 7-12.
  • Time: Registration from 8.45am, start at 9.30am. Finish approx. 2.15pm (allow to 2.30pm)
  • Cost: $24.00 per player, invoiced to the school post event (Includes GST)

This event will have multiple divisions. Please ensure registration is done either via the website link or by sending an excel spreadsheet to [email protected] no later than Monday 29th July!

As always, if anyone is sick, we please ask them to stay away from the event where possible.

Medals will be awarded for 1st to 3rd teams and 1st to 3rd individuals in each division, with merit ribbons to those individuals scoring 4.5/7 or higher.

Invoices will be sent to schools after the event takes place.

Please ensure that you have have read all the relevant policies and procedures below before entering the event.

Unregistered schools may have their students excluded from the first round of the tournament, at the Chief Arbiter’s discretion. Schools arriving late must contact the Gardiner Chess office at 07 5522 7221, and may also miss the first round.

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01
Aug

2024 Term 3 Central Queensland

Rockhampton Grammar School
9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Welcome to the Term Three Inter-School event for Central Queensland schools.

  • When: Thursday 1st August
  • Where: Rockhampton Grammar School
  • Who: Students from Prep to Year 12. (Primary & Secondary will compete in separate divisions)
  • Time: Registration from 8.45am, start at 9.30am. Finish approx. 2.15pm (allow to 2.30pm)
  • Cost: $24.00 per player, invoiced to the school post event (Includes GST)

This event will have multiple divisions. Please ensure registration is done either via the website link or by sending an excel spreadsheet to [email protected] no later than Tuesday 30th July!

As always, if anyone is sick, we please ask them to stay away from the event where possible.

Medals will be awarded for 1st to 3rd teams and 1st to 3rd individuals in each division, with merit ribbons to those individuals scoring 4.5/7 or higher.

Invoices will be sent to schools after the event takes place.

Please ensure that you have have read all the relevant policies and procedures below before entering the event.

Unregistered schools may have their students excluded from the first round of the tournament, at the Chief Arbiter’s discretion. Schools arriving late must contact the Gardiner Chess office at 07 5522 7221, and may also miss the first round.

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05
Aug

2024 Term 3 Mackay/Whitsundays

Mackay Christian College, Junior Campus
9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Welcome to the Term Three Inter-School event for Mackay and Whitsundays schools.

  • When: Monday 5th August
  • Where: Mackay Christian College, Junior Campus
  • Who: Students from Prep to Year 12. (Primary & Secondary will compete in separate divisions)
  • Time: Registration from 8.45am, start at 9.30am. Finish approx. 2.15pm (allow to 2.30pm)
  • Cost: $24.00 per player, invoiced to the school post event (Includes GST)

This event will have multiple divisions. Please ensure registration is done either via the website link or by sending an excel spreadsheet to [email protected] no later than Thursday 1st August!

As always, if anyone is sick, we please ask them to stay away from the event where possible.

Medals will be awarded for 1st to 3rd teams and 1st to 3rd individuals in each division, with merit ribbons to those individuals scoring 4.5/7 or higher.

Invoices will be sent to schools after the event takes place.

Please ensure that you have have read all the relevant policies and procedures below before entering the event.

Unregistered schools may have their students excluded from the first round of the tournament, at the Chief Arbiter’s discretion. Schools arriving late must contact the Gardiner Chess office at 07 5522 7221, and may also miss the first round.

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06
Aug

2024 Term 3 Brisbane West Primary

Fernvale State School
9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Welcome to the Term Three Inter-School event for Brisbane West Primary schools.

  • When: Tuesday 6th August
  • Where: Fernvale State School
  • Who: All primary school students in Prep to Year 6.
  • Time: Registration from 8.45am, start at 9.30am. Finish approx. 2.15pm (allow to 2.30pm)
  • Cost: $24.00 per player, invoiced to the school post event (Includes GST)

This event will have multiple divisions. Please ensure registration is done either via the website link or by sending an excel spreadsheet to [email protected] no later than Friday 2nd August!

As always, if anyone is sick, we please ask them to stay away from the event where possible.

Medals will be awarded for 1st to 3rd teams and 1st to 3rd individuals in each division, with merit ribbons to those individuals scoring 4.5/7 or higher.

Invoices will be sent to schools after the event takes place.

Please ensure that you have have read all the relevant policies and procedures below before entering the event.

Unregistered schools may have their students excluded from the first round of the tournament, at the Chief Arbiter’s discretion. Schools arriving late must contact the Gardiner Chess office at 07 5522 7221, and may also miss the first round.

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07
Aug

2024 Term 3 North Queensland

9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Welcome to the Term Three Inter-School event for North Queensland schools.

  • When: Wednesday 7th August
  • Where: Ignatius Park College
  • Who: Students from Prep to Year 12. (Primary & Secondary will compete in separate divisions)
  • Time: Registration from 8.45am, start at 9.30am. Finish approx. 2.15pm (allow to 2.30pm)
  • Cost: $24.00 per player, invoiced to the school post event (Includes GST)

This event will have multiple divisions. Please ensure registration is done either via the website link or by sending an excel spreadsheet to [email protected] no later than Monday 5th August!

As always, if anyone is sick, we please ask them to stay away from the event where possible.

Medals will be awarded for 1st to 3rd teams and 1st to 3rd individuals in each division, with merit ribbons to those individuals scoring 4.5/7 or higher.

Invoices will be sent to schools after the event takes place.

Please ensure that you have have read all the relevant policies and procedures below before entering the event.

Unregistered schools may have their students excluded from the first round of the tournament, at the Chief Arbiter’s discretion. Schools arriving late must contact the Gardiner Chess office at 07 5522 7221, and may also miss the first round.

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08
Aug

2024 Term 3 Far North Queensland

Trinity Anglican School, White Rock Campus
9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Welcome to the Term Three Inter-School event for Far North Queensland schools.

  • When: Thursday 8th August
  • Where: Trinity Anglican School, White Rock Campus
  • Who: Students from Prep to Year 12. (Primary & Secondary will compete in separate divisions)
  • Time: Registration from 8.45am, start at 9.30am. Finish approx. 2.15pm (allow to 2.30pm)
  • Cost: $24.00 per player, invoiced to the school post event (Includes GST)

This event will have multiple divisions. Please ensure registration is done either via the website link or by sending an excel spreadsheet to [email protected] no later than Tuesday 6th August!

As always, if anyone is sick, we please ask them to stay away from the event where possible.

Medals will be awarded for 1st to 3rd teams and 1st to 3rd individuals in each division, with merit ribbons to those individuals scoring 4.5/7 or higher.

Invoices will be sent to schools after the event takes place.

Please ensure that you have have read all the relevant policies and procedures below before entering the event.

Unregistered schools may have their students excluded from the first round of the tournament, at the Chief Arbiter’s discretion. Schools arriving late must contact the Gardiner Chess office at 07 5522 7221, and may also miss the first round.

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11
Aug

2024 Term 3 Brisbane Girls

Somerville House - A Block
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

When

Sunday 11th August 2024

Where

Somerville House, A Block

Entry via Gate 6 or 7, follow the signs

Cost

$40 per player

Schedule

Registration – 10:15 – 10:45am

Games – 11:00am – 3:00pm Novice & Beginner – 11:00am – 3:15pm Open

Divisions

Open – over 550QJ

Novice – under 550QJ + Unrated Yr4 and above

Beginner – unrated (Gr 3 and below)

Prizes

Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each Division. Other prizes dependent on entries.

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Event Registration

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Registration for individuals is via our iClassPro app, and is only available on selected tournaments.

For all questions please contact our Events team on [email protected]

Teacher & Coordinator Registration

Please Note: This form is for School Teachers and Coordinators ONLY. Individual registration links are available for schools where there is no chess coordinator or official school entries. Please email [email protected] for further information.

Step One: Download the spreadsheet below and complete all details. For all questions please contact our events team on [email protected]

Step Two: Complete the form below and upload the spreadsheet.

School Event Registration

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