Queensland Junior Chess Championship Titles 2024 

The CAQ Queensland Junior Chess Championship Titles 2024

Welcome to the Official Queensland Junior Chess Championships- Hosted by Cookie’s Chess and Jack Rodgers Chess Coaching.  This event is located at the prestigious Kings Christian College Pimpama Campus 198 Pimpama Jacobs Well Rd, Pimpama QLD 4209 in classrooms H7 – H14.

All players MUST be financial members of the Chess Association of Queensland to participate

ALL state title winners will be eligible for a $250 grant from the CAQ if they choose to represent QLD in the 2025 Australian Junior Chess Championships in their respective age groups.

Under 8s

Date: Tuesday 2nd July
Registration: 9:00am (for 9:30am start)
Approximate Finish Time: 4pm
Entry Fee: $50 per player
Time Control: 15 minutes + 10 seconds per move
QJ Rated
1st $150 2nd $100 3rd $50 Best Girl $50
Under 10s
Date: Wednesday 3rd July
Registration: 9:00am (for 9:30am start)
Approximate Finish Time: 6:00pm
Entry Fee: $60 per player
Time Control: 25 minutes + 10 seconds per move
QJ Rated
1st $150 2nd $100 3rd $50 Best Girl $50
Under 12s
Date: Thursday/Friday 4th – 5th July
Registration: 8:30am (for 9:00am start both days)
Approximate Finish Time: 6:00pm both days
Entry Fee: $80 per player
Time Control: 60 minutes + 10 seconds per move
ACF + QJ Rated
1st $250 2nd $150 3rd $100 Best Girl $50
Under 14-18s
Date: Tuesday to Friday 2nd July – 5th July
Entry Fee: $120 per player
Time Control: 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move
FIDE / ACF / QJ Rated
U14 – 1st $250 2nd $150 3rd $100
U16 – 1st $250 2nd $200 3rd $100
U18 – 1st $800 2nd $500 3rd $300
Best Girl – $200
14-18s Schedule
July 2

Registration – 8:45-9:15am

Round 1 – 9:30am

Round 2 – 2:30pm

July 3

Round 3 – 9:30am

Round 4 – 2.30pm


Round 5 – 9:00am

Round 6 – 2:00pm


Round 7 – 9:00am

Round 8 – 2.00pm

Water is permitted at the boards with the players however NO other food or drink is permitted in any room.  Parents and guardians can enjoy the alfresco seating areas adjacent to the auditorium.

No adults other than tournament arbiters in the playing rooms.

Churchie Chess Festival 2021

The Churchie Chess Festival 2021 features 3 events –

  • under 20 Blitz – on Friday the 10th December
  • under 20 Swiss – starts Monday  the 13th December
  • under 20 Rapid – starts Tuesday  the 14th December

Featured this year is the rollout of the Churchie ACE system – Advanced Chess Education

DGT e-boards are used to not only broadcast the games virtually live; but are linked into a players’ game storage area where their games are engine analysed. The player then has real-time feedback on the best lines and moves. Coaches can login and provide timely lessons to their students between tournament rounds!

More info on the Churchie DGT ACE System on the Churchie Chess Festival website

Blitz Flyer

Rapid Flyer

Swiss Flyer


Gold Coast Open 2021 Cancelled

The Gold Coast Open 2021 has been cancelled.

CAQ VP and Gardiner Chess Operations Manager Andrew Fitzpatrick released a short statement on Chesschat shortly after the Queensland Government announced the 3 day lockdown. He said ” Given a lockdown is being implemented from 6pm tonight in South-East QLD, we have no option but to cancel this year’s Gold Coast Open. “

QLD Seniors Champs – 2021

Queensland Seniors Championship
Starts: November 13, 2021
Ends: November 14, 2021
Location: St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Bracken Ridge, 30 Eldorado St, Bracken Ridge QLD 4017, Australia

The Queensland Seniors Championship is turning into a fantastic event with plenty of strong players taking part each year.

Join the group this year for what will be another fantastic event.

2021 Seniors Champ

Queensland Junior Chess Championships 2020

The Chess Association of Queensland Presents:
2020 Queensland Junior Chess Championships
FIDE, ACF, and QJ rated events.
When: Dec 7th-11th
Where: Anglican Church Grammar
School (Morris Hall) East Brisbane
Registration: 9.00-9.30am Monday Dec 7
Organiser: Hughston Parle
Chief Arbiter: Michael D’Arcy

While this tournament is typically hosted in the June-July school holidays, it had to be moved to December due to the Queensland Government’s Covid-19 guidelines.
Covid-19 regulations mandate a fixed number of participants in the venue as of the 14th October 2020. Unlike previous years, this tournament faces a potential limit on numbers. However, it is hoped that this cap will be lifted prior to the start of the event. Nevertheless, each respective flyer states the maximum number of players that will be accepted. This is subject to change depending on the most recent government regulations two weeks prior to the tournament’s commencement. Participants will be accepted from 12pm the 21st October until the respective cap is met. For any queries/concerns, please contact queenslandjuniorchamps@caq.org.au

U18-U14 Queensland Junior Chess Championship 2020 FINAL U12 Queensland Junior Chess Championship 2020 FINAL U10 Queensland Junior Chess Championship 2020 FINAL U8 Queensland Junior Chess Championship 2020 FINAL Queensland Junior Blitz Chess Championships 2020 FINAL COVID-19 Safe Plan

Wendy Terry Memorial

Starts: October 24, 2020
Ends: October 25, 2020
Location: Grace Lutheran College Rothwell Campus, Anzac Ave & Mewes Road, Rothwell QLD 4022, Australia

Another great tournament, the Wendy Terry Memorial has shifted weekends. A limit of 90 players can take part in this event so check out the flyer to see all the registration information and to book your spot!

2020 WT Memorial

TopChess Christmas Weekender

Starts: December 21, 2019
Ends: December 22, 2019
Location: Buranda State School, 24 Cowley St, Woolloongabba QLD 4102, Australia

What better way to finish the year with a final tournament! This is also a perfect opportunity to drop the kids off and go do the Christmas shopping, and there is a canteen available on-site!

With 3 rounds on each day, the schedule is very friendly. There are two half point byes allowed (except final round), with the time control being 60 minutes + 20 seconds per move added.

CAQ Membership is required, however this will roll over into 2020.

Get involved for some last minute Australian Junior practice 🙂

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The 27th Gold Coast Open

The 27th Gold Coast Open is on from the 27th of June to the 1st of July 2019.
English GM Daniel Fernandez and Australian GM’s Zong-Yuan Zhao and Bobby Cheng have registered.
There are Premier, Major and Minor divisions, and almost $7,000 in prizes.
GM Ian Rogers will once again be doing commentary on the weekend of the event.

See the 27th Gold Coast Open website for details!