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. “
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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.