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


2021 Gardiner Chess Rapid Championships

William Duncan SS Hall
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Gardiner Chess Rapid Championships 2021 is two tournaments in one, with an Open Rapid designed for adult players and juniors rated over QJ 1000 (lower rated players can choose to play up), and an under QJ 1000 section for juniors only.

Last time this event was held a number of adult players returned from the wilderness and it was a memorable day for everyone that took part in the event, so don’t miss your opportunity this time around!


Sunday 9th May 2021

William Duncan State School, Cnr Explorers Way and Alexander Drive, Highland Park

$50 per player

Sunday 9th May
Registration @ 8:45-9.15am
Round 1 @ 9.00am
Finish time approx 4:00pm

Time Control
15 minutes per player + 5 seconds/move

Prizes – Open

  • 1st – $300
  • 2nd – $200
  • 3rd – $100
  • Rating Group – $100 (at least one, more if numbers permit)

Prizes – Junior

  • 1st place – $100
  • Trophies for 1st – 3rd
  • Trophies for 3 x Rating Groups, 1st – 3rd
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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

Event Name:

Please select registration type
School Registration
Individual Registration
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.

School Registration

Please Note: Individual registration is not possible at this time due to continued Covid-19 restrictions. All registrations MUST go through a players school.

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.