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Gold Coast Open

Queensland’s Premier Chess Event: June 27 to July 1

The 2024 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 Nerang Bicentennial Community Centre with a larger space for all events.

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. Updated as at 17th May.
Event Schedule
Premier: Thursday (night) 27th June to Monday 1st July
Major: Friday (night) 28th June to Sunday 30th June
Minor: Friday (night) 28th June to Sunday 30th June
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.

Venue and Accommodation

This years tournament will be held at the Nerang Bicentennial Community Centre. There is some accommodation nearby in Nerang (Commercial and Hinterland Hotels), whilst the RACV Royal Pines resort is not far away.

There are food outlets a few hundred metres from the venue, along with a chemist.

Our Sponsors

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

The Chess Association of Queensland ยท 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

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 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