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Gold Coast Open

Queenland’s Premier Chess Event: July 5 to 9

The 2023 Gold Coast Open

We are delighted to be bringing the Gold Coast Open back once again this year! Come and join us for one of the best events on the Australian Chess calendar. This year the event has moved to the Labrador Community Centre, a short stroll away from the beautiful Broadwater and it’s plentiful accommodation and food options.

Policies & Procedures

Here you can find all the relevant documents about the event. Please ensure you have read these carefully prior to the event.

Rules and Regulations
Here you can find our regulations around Byes, Time Controls, Mobile Phones, Appeals and so on.
Event Schedule
Premier: Wednesday (night) 5th July to Sunday 9th July
Major: Friday (night) 7th July to Sunday 9th July
Minor: Friday (night) 7th July to Sunday 9th July
Prize Structure
This year will see an increased prize fund!
Previous Winners
A list of previous winners of the event. Note, this does not include tie-breaks.
Premier Division Current Entry List
Premier Division list Updated as at 4th July.
Major Division Entry List
Major Entry List - 4th July
Minor Entry List
Minor Entry List - 4th July

Venue and Accommodation

This years tournament will be held at the Labrador Community Centre. There is plentiful accommodation in the nearby suburb of Biggera Waters (across the road) with many different eateries a short stroll away from the venue.

The Grand Apartments are offering the following deal:

Offers you 15% discount on 2,3,5 & 7 nights – All room types – Which will be a minimum 15% discount on the Direct bookings plus agents Booking.com, Agoda & Expedia (for example) and some a saving of up to 25% discount

Website is https://www.grandapartments.com.au/


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Our Sponsors

This event would not be possible without the support of our sponsors:

The Chess Association of Queensland · Trophy Innovations and Engraving

We encourage everyone to support these businesses where possible so that together we can all continue to grow chess.

Chess Association of Queensland

Chess Association of Queensland

The Chess Association of Queensland (CAQ) is the peak body for chess in the state and is a major supporter of the Gold Coast Open and many other events throughout the year. With a pro-active council in place, the CAQ is the envy of other states as it moves forwards in a unified way to help develop chess around Queensland.
Trophy Innovations and Engraving

Trophy Innovations and Engraving

A family owned business located in Mudgeeraba that has a very wide range of trophies, medals and other awards. Audrey and Mathilde can organise laser engraving and plaques for all of your award needs. They supply a large mount of local schools and sports clubs, and are able to also supply interstate customers with ease.
Available Sponsor Position

Available Sponsor Position

Would your business be interested in sponsoring our major event each year? Make sure you get in touch with us today and see if we can come to a suitable arrangement that benefits most parties!

Event Registration

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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 our Events team on [email protected]

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 our events team on [email protected] for more 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