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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

26
May

2024 Term 2 Brisbane One Day Challenge

Mount Gravatt Bowls Club - Carson Room
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Gardiner Chess is excited to present the Term 2 Brisbane One Day Challenge. This one day rapid event is perfect for juniors of all ages and abilities as there will be two divisions!

The OPEN division is for all rated players and for those trying hard to get a rating. The NOVICE division will be for unrated players only and is perfect for younger or newer players wanting to try a weekend tournament for the first time.

 

  • When: Sunday 26th May
  • Where: Mount Gravatt Bowls Club, Carson Room
  • Time: 9.30am for registration, starting at 10.00am and finishing approx 4.00pm
  • Cost: $40.00 per player

Other Tournament details are:

  • Time Control: 15 minutes per player + 3 seconds per move
  • Prizes
    • Open: 1st to 3rd place + 2 x Rating Groups
    • Novice: 1st to 3rd + Other trophies
  • All games submitted for Queensland Junior Rating
  • More prizes added pending numbers.
  • Registration will CLOSE on Friday 24th May!!

Come along and give this event a go and have a heap of fun!

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01
Jun

2024 Term 2 Sunshine Coast One Day Challenge

Sunshine Coast Grammar School Aquatic Centre
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Gardiner Chess is excited to present the Term 2 Sunshine Coast One Day Challenge. This one day rapid event is perfect for juniors of all ages and abilities!

  • When: Saturday 1st June
  • Where: Sunshine Coast Grammar School Aquatic Centre, top floor Classrooms
  • Time: 9.30am for registration, starting at 10.00am and finishing approx 4.00pm
  • Cost: $40.00 per player

Other Tournament details are:

  • Time Control: 15 minutes per player + 3 seconds per move
  • Prizes
    • Trophies for 1st to 3rd place + 2 x Rating Groups
  • All games submitted for Queensland Junior Rating
  • More prizes added pending numbers.
  • Registration will CLOSE on Friday 31st May!!

Come along and give this event a go and have a heap of fun!

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08
Jun

2024 Gold Coast Juniors

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

One of the biggest events on the junior calendar is the Gold Coast Junior Championships. This event is split into three different divisions with Under 8, Under 10 and Under 12-18 sections.

Will anybody be able to win both their age group in the Gold Coast Juniors and then back it up in the Queensland Juniors?

  • Divisions:

Under 8 – Saturday 8th June

Under 10 – Sunday 9th June

Under 12-18 – Both days!

 

  • Where:

William Duncan State School

Corner Explorers Way and Alexander Drive, Highland Park

 

  • Time Controls:

Under 8 and Under 10 – 15 minutes + 3 secs per move

Under 12 to 18 – 30 minutes + 30 secs per move

 

  • Cost:

Under 8 and 10 – $40 per player

Under 12 to 18 – $80 per player

 

  • Prizes:

Under 8 and 10 – trophies for 1st to 3rd as well as best girl. Additional prizes added pending numbers

Under 12 to 18 – trophies for 1st to 3rd in each age group. $300, $200, $100 for 1st to 3rd overall.

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16
Jun

2024 Term 2 Gold Coast Girls

William Duncan SS Hall
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Gardiner Chess is excited to present the Gold Coast Term 2 Girls Tournament. This one day rapid event is perfect for junior girls of all ages and abilities as there will be two divisions!

The OPEN division is for all rated players and for those trying hard to get a rating. The NOVICE division will be for unrated players only and is perfect for younger or newer players wanting to try a weekend tournament for the first time.

 

  • When: Sunday 16th June
  • Where: William Duncan State School (Cnr Explorers Way and Alexander Dr, Highland Park)
  • Time: 9.30am for registration, starting at 10.00am and finishing approx 4.00pm
  • Cost: $40.00 per player

Other Tournament details are:

  • Time Control: 15 minutes per player + 3 seconds per move
  • Prizes
    • Open: 1st to 3rd place + Rating Groups pending numbers
    • Novice: 1st to 3rd + Other trophies
  • All games submitted for Queensland Junior Rating
  • More prizes added pending numbers.
  • Registration will CLOSE on Friday 14th June!!

Come along and give this event a go and have a heap of fun! Parents can hang around and enjoy some sunshine in the outside area or head across the road to the cafe and other eateries!

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24
Jun

2024 Brisbane South Winter Holiday Program

CJ Greenfield Community Hall
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Students will be able to learn new strategies, play over famous games of chess, take on challenging puzzles, and play tournament games.

Coaching will be available to all levels from beginner through to tournament player.

Students should bring their lunch and snacks, water bottle and a HAT!

When

Monday 24th June — Tuesday 25th June, 2024

8:30am – 4:00pm

Where

CJ Greenfield Community Hall

Freeman Road, Richlands

 

Cost

$70 per child per day, $130 for two days, or $180 for all three days.
$10 late fee on the day

 

Wednesday is Tournament Day!

Brisbane South Winter Cup

When

Wednesday 26th June 2024
(same venue)

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

Cost

$40 per player. No Entries on the day.

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26
Jun

2024 Brisbane South Winter Cup

CJ Greenfield Community Hall
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Seasonal Cup days are perfect for juniors of all ages to get involved in playing tournament games and to put into practice what they have been learning during the holiday program or previous coaching. These events are played as one giant Swiss event with multiple prize groups so that every player has a chance of winning something.

Students will need to bring a hat, lunch, snacks and a water bottle.

When

Wednesday 26th June, 2024

9:30am (rego) – 4:00pm

Where

CJ Greenfield Community Hall

Freeman Road, Richlands

Cost

$40 per player

No entries on the day

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How To Get Involved In Clubs

Gardiner Chess currently runs a junior club in Brisbane – Northside Junior Chess Club.

The Northside 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.

Event Registration

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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.

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