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Gold Coast Open

Queenland’s Premier Chess Event: July 1 – 4

The 2021 Gold Coast Open

The 2021 event has unfortunately been cancelled due to the lockdown in place in South-East Queensland.

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) 1st July to Sunday 4th July
Major: Friday (night) 2nd July to Sunday 4th July
Minor: Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th July
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 Hinterland Hotel is our venue for this year which is located in the Gold Coast Hinterland suburb of Nerang. With food and accommodation on site, there are plenty of food outlets surrounding the venue.

Alternative accommodation can be found at the Commercial Hotel nearby, or in other local suburbs such as Carrara and Benowa.

Our Sponsors

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

Hinterland Hotel · The Chess Association of Queensland · AuNix Internet and Telecom · Trophy Innovations and Engraving

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

Hinterland Hotel

Hinterland Hotel

The Hinterland Hotel provides locals a variety of options for dining, functions and accommodation. A long term venue of Gardiner Chess, there is a break out area for the kids, and an upgraded outdoor seating area for parents whilst games are being played.
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.
AuNix Internet and Telecom

AuNix Internet and Telecom

Aunix provide all your internet connection needs, mobile phone plans, website hosting and design and live broadcasting of chess tournaments. They are one of the most active supporters of chess in 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 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.