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Gold Coast Open

Queenland’s Premier Chess Event: June 23 to 27

The 2022 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.

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: Thursday (night) 23rd June to Monday 27th June
Major: Friday (night) 24th June to Sunday 26th June
Minor: Saturday 25th June and Sunday 26th June
Prize Structure
Final Prize Structure to be announced.
Previous Winners
A list of previous winners of the event. Note, this does not include tie-breaks.

Venue and Accommodation

The Mermaid Hotel by Nightcap is our venue for this year which is located in the Gold Coast suburb of Mermaid Beach. With food and accommodation on site, there are plenty of food outlets surrounding the venue.

Alternative accommodation can be found in many nearby suburbs, and the venue is a short 5 minute bus ride from Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, one of the main centres on the Gold Coast.

Our Sponsors

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

Mermaid Hotel by Nightcap · 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.

Mermaid Hotel by Nightcap

Mermaid Hotel by Nightcap

The Mermaid Hotel by Nightcap provides locals a variety of options for dining, functions and accommodation. A long term venue of Gardiner Chess, with fabulous functions rooms, meals on site and plentiful nearby attractions!
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 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.