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Weekend Events

Gardiner Chess

The Event Leaders in Queensland

Gardiner Chess prides itself on running first class events which cater to a variety of abilities. Whether a child is looking to play in their first tournament outside of school, through to the top players from Australia and overseas we have an event suitable for everyone. If you are not sure whether an event may be suitable for you/your child please let us know and we will be able to assist.

Gold Coast Open

The Gold Coast Open is the marquee event in Queensland and has become established as one of the elite tournaments in Australia. Gardiner Chess’ aim with the Gold Coast Open is to provide an opportunity for players of all levels to compete with Minor, Major and Premier divisions. Our Premier division goal is to help generate GM and IM Norms for aspiring players, and IA or FA Norms for aspiring arbiters.

The organising team led by FA Shaun Curtis would love to welcome you to the Gold Coast to compete in this wonderful event.

Upcoming Events

01
Jul

Gold Coast Open – Premier

Hinterland Hotel Function Rooms
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The Gold Coast Open Premier Division is the pinnacle event for chess in Queensland. Running from Thursday 1st July (night round) to Sunday 4th July, this 7 round event promises to be an exciting and super strong tournament.

Currently confirmed already are 6 Grandmasters so the competition is expected to be fierce!

Full information about the event can be found at our website however here are the basic details:

Rating Floor: Players must be rated above 1700 ACF or 1800 FIDE.

When: Thursday 1st July to Sunday 4th July

Where: Hinterland Hotel, Station Street, Nerang ****Changed as at 01/06/2021****

Cost: $110 early bird (extended up to June 6) and $130 normal entry.

Schedule: 2021_Schedule.pdf

**Adults: Please note that when registering, you will need to add yourself as a student due to the way our system works**

For all questions, please contact Chief Organiser Shaun Curtis on scurtis@gardinerchess.com.au

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02
Jul

Gold Coast Open – Major

Hinterland Hotel Function Rooms
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The Gold Coast Open is the largest event for chess in Queensland and is always hugely popular with players!

The Major Division will run from Friday 2nd July (night round) through to Sunday 4th July.

 

Full information about the event can be found at our website however here are the basic details:

Rating Cap: Players must be rated below 1800 ACF.

When: Friday 2nd July to Sunday 4th July.

Where: Hinterland Hotel, Station Street, Nerang ****Changed as at 01/06/2021****

Cost: $90 early bird (extended up to June 6) and $100 normal entry.

Schedule: 2021_Schedule.pdf

**Adults: Please note that when registering, you will need to add yourself as a student due to the way our system works**

For all questions, please contact Chief Organiser Shaun Curtis on scurtis@gardinerchess.com.au

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03
Jul

Gold Coast Open – Minor

Hinterland Hotel Function Rooms
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The Gold Coast Open is the largest event for chess in Queensland and is always hugely popular.

The Minor Division will run from Saturday 3rd July through to Sunday 4th July.

 

Full information about the event can be found at our website however here are the basic details:

Rating Cap: Players must be rated below 1200 ACF.

When: Saturday 3rd July to Sunday 4th July.

Where: Hinterland Hotel, Station Street, Nerang ****Changed as at 01/06/2021****

Cost: $75 early bird (extended up to June 6) and $85 normal entry.

Schedule: 2021_Schedule.pdf

**Adults: Please note that when registering, you will need to add yourself as a student due to the way our system works**

For all questions, please contact Chief Organiser Shaun Curtis on scurtis@gardinerchess.com.au

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Policies & Procedures

Find all of the relevant event policies here, including our photography policies, supervision policy, etc.

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Event Results

Check out all the results from previous events. We will have events from this year and last year available, whilst we have archives off-site for other results if required.

Event Registration

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Individual Registration

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

For all questions please contact Shaun on scurtis@gardinerchess.com.au.

Teacher & Coordinator Registration

Please Note: This form is for School Teachers & Coordinators ONLY. Individual registrations are unavailable at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please call the Gardiner Chess office (07) 5522 7221 or email Shaun on scurtis@gardinerchess.com.au for more information.

Step One: Download the spreadsheet below and complete all details. For all questions please contact Shaun on scurtis@gardinerchess.com.au

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

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