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Holiday Programs & Clubs

Gardiner Chess

Holiday Programs

Gardiner Chess run holiday programs in two locations: Brisbane and Gold Coast. Programs run from 8.30am through to 4.00pm and consists of 3-4 lessons each day where new concepts are learnt, plus tournament games and a chance to get fresh air!

Our holiday programs are a lot of fun, and a great way for kids to learn more about chess in a relaxed and engaging setting.

Upcoming Events

18
Sep

Nell Van de Graaff Classic 2021

William Duncan SS Hall
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

One of Queensland’s most prestigious weekenders!

 

The Nell Van de Graaff Classic is held yearly to celebrate Nell Van de Graaff and her passion for chess. This event is also unique in that whilst it is an individual tournament, players will also be able to compete as part of a team. Team rating averages must be under 1500 ACF in the Open and 850 QJ in the junior. Teams can be advised in advance, or we can help put you in a team on the day (Arbiters will work to make team averages as competitive as possible, however cannot guarantee all teams a realistic chance at team prizes).

Players must record their moves     during their game.

Players must be members of the Chess Association of Queensland to participate.

 

2 Divisions!
For the first time ever, due to the growth and popularity of the event we are splitting the tournament in 2.
Open Division (Open to adults and juniors)
Junior U1200 QJ (Players with a QJ rating under 1200

When

Saturday 18th September – Sunday 19th
September

Where

William Duncan State School
Explorers Way, Highland Park

Cost 

Early: $70 Standard: $80 Late: $90

Schedule

Registration:  Saturday 9:30am – 9:45am

Saturday 18th September:  Round 1 @ 10:00am
Round 2 @ 1:00pm Round 3 @ 4:00pm

Sunday 19th September: Round 4 @ 9:00am Round 5 @ 12:00pm Round 6 @ 3:00pm Presentations: 6:00pm

Time Control

60 minutes per player + 10 seconds per move (ACF and Queensland Junior Rated)
Prizes

Trophies and cash prizes

Open –1st – $700 2nd – $500  3rd – $300

3x Rating Groups

1st –  $120 2nd –  $80
Junior Division 1st—$200 2nd—$150 3rd—$100
3x Rating Groups with trophies for 1st—3rd.

Team Prizes

1st –  $300 2nd –  $200 3rd –  $100
Rating Group Team – $200
Entry Fee Structure
Early—Until August 22nd
Standard—From August 23rd—September 16th
Late—From September 17th

 

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27
Sep

2021 Gold Coast Spring Holiday Program

Somerset College
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Holiday Chess Programs are a great mix of learning and tournament play. Each day children will get 3 coaching sessions (often rotating coaches) as well as 7 rated tournament games.

This allows children to learn and then reinforce the concepts with tournament play. These programs are suitable for juniors of all levels from children who have never played to nationally competitive players with experienced coaches for every level of ability.

These programs are designed to be extremely educational but also a lot of fun for the children and a way to keep learning even during school holidays!

Please note, parents are not permitted to stay on school grounds throughout the program.

When

Monday 27th September – Wednesday 29th September 2021

8:30am – 4:00pm

Where

Somerset College (Gallas classrooms)
Via Somerset Drive main entrance (near the hall)

Cost

$60 per child per day or $150 for all 3 days
$5 late fee for entries after 5pm Fri 24th.
$10 late fee on the day

Prizes

Small prizes each day with medals for overall prize winners across the 3 days.

Please note children are to bring their own lunch, drink bottle and hat!

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28
Sep

2021 Brisbane Spring Holiday Program

Bulimba Community Centre
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Holiday Chess Programs are a great mix of learning and tournament play. Each day children will get 3 coaching sessions (often rotating coaches) as well as 7 rated tournament games.

This allows children to learn and then reinforce the concepts with tournament play. These programs are suitable for juniors of all levels from children who have never played to nationally competitive players with experienced coaches for every level of ability.

These programs are designed to be extremely educational but also a lot of fun for the children and a way to keep learning even during school holidays!

Please note, parents are not permitted to stay on site throughout the program due to capacity restrictions.

When

Tuesday 28th September – Thursday 30th September 2021

8:30am – 4:00pm

Where

Bulimba Community Centre

Cost

$60 per child per day or $150 for all 3 days

Prizes

Small prizes each day with medals for overall prize winners across the 3 days.

Please note children are to bring their own lunch, drink bottle and hat!

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30
Sep

2021 Gold Coast Spring Cup

Somerset College
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Gold Coast Spring Cup 2021

When

Thursday 30th September

Where
Somerset College, Gallas Classrooms
Entry via front school carpark off Somerset Drive.

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Registration from 9:30am
Round 1 @ 10:00am
Finish @ 4:00pm

Cost

$30 per player or $40 if paying on the day

Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd as well as rating group prizes

Please note children are to bring their own lunch, drink bottle and hat!

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01
Oct

2021 Brisbane Spring Cup

Bulimba Community Centre
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Brisbane Spring Cup 2021

A junior tournament open to all players and levels. Places are limited.

When:

Friday 1st October

Where:
Bulimba Community Centre.

Times:

Registration from 9:30am
Round 1 @ 10:00am
Finish @ 4:00pm

Cost:

$30 per player

Time Control: 

15 minutes per player

Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd as well as rating group prizes

Please note children are to bring their own lunch, drink bottle and hat!

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30
Oct

2021 CAQ Junior Blitz Championships

William Duncan State School Hall
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Gardiner Chess is pleased to hold the Chess Association of Queensland Junior Blitz Championships. This tournament is a Queensland title event with age titles from u8 – u18.

Where – William Duncan State School, Explorers Way Highland Park, 4211

When – 30th October 2021

Schedule – 1pm registration, 1:30 round 1, 5pm finish.

Cost – $35per player

Ratings – QJ/ACF Quick/FIDE Blitz

Time Control – 3 minutes + 2 seconds per move

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How To Get Involved In Clubs

Gardiner Chess currently runs a junior club on the Northside of Brisbane – Northside Junior Chess Club. The club runs from 6.00pm to 8.00pm every Tuesday night during term time at Nudgee College on Sandgate Road. Each night consists of students enjoying a combination of coaching sessions and playing time. The club also has different tournaments from time to time including their ACF rated club championship.

External clubs are a great way for students to meet new friends and be challenged by stronger players from different schools.

Contact Martin Harmon to find out more information about this club.

Event Registration

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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.

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