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June 27, 2019
  • Gold Coast Open

    Starts: June 27, 2019
    Ends: July 1, 2019
    Location: Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters, Markeri St &, Sunshine Blvd, Mermaid Waters QLD 4218, Australia

    The Gold Coast Open is the largest event in Queensland each year and regularly features many of Australia's top players.

    This year, the event will be hosted by The Quality Hotel, Mermaid Waters which features on site accommodation, bistro and much more. 

    With 3 divisions - Premier, Major and Minor there is an event for everyone!

    See the flyer for more information, or check out the new website!

July 4, 2019
  • Queensland Junior Championships

    Starts: July 4, 2019
    Ends: July 7, 2019
    Location: Hinterland Hotel / Motel, 53 Station St, Nerang QLD 4211, Australia

    The Queensland Junior Championships is the biggest junior event in Queensland each year. Determining the state champions, this event see 4 days of action with different divisions competing on a different schedule across the days.

    For full information, please see the flyer.

    Gardiner Chess is running this event on behalf of the Chess Association of Queensland.

August 10, 2019
  • Bundaberg Open

    Starts: August 10, 2019
    Ends: August 11, 2019
    Location: Thabeban State School, 270 Goodwood Rd, Thabeban QLD 4670, Australia

    Having successfully held the Queensland Open at the same venue last year, the Bundaberg Chess Club is pleased to present  the Bundaberg Open 2019.

    With a late start on Saturday to allow Brisbanites to travel up, this promises to be another great event.

    Full information on the draft flyer.

August 24, 2019
  • Cairns Open

    Starts: August 24, 2019
    Ends: August 25, 2019
    Location: Trinity Anglican School, 200 Progress Rd, White Rock QLD 4868, Australia

    With nearly 40 players taking in 2018, the Cairns Open is back once again!

    The event provides an opportunity for local juniors to mix it up with seasoned adult players and get quality analysis of their games.

    Andrew and Shaun will be back again this players or arbiters, that is the question!

    A reminder, that all players must be registered with CAQ to participate in this event, and moves must be recorded.

    For full details, please see this flyer.

    Many thanks again to Trinity Anglican School, for graciously sponsoring this event through their use of their venue and staff.

September 21, 2019
  • Nell Van De Graaff Classic

    Starts: September 21, 2019
    Ends: September 22, 2019
    Location: Hinterland Hotel / Motel, 53 Station St, Nerang QLD 4211, Australia
September 28, 2019
  • Leo Wilkinson Memorial

    Starts: September 28, 2019
    Ends: September 29, 2019
    Location: Grace Lutheran College Rothwell Campus, Anzac Ave & Mewes Road, Rothwell QLD 4022, Australia
October 3, 2019
  • Queensland Championships

    Starts: October 3, 2019
    Ends: October 7, 2019

October 12, 2019
  • Queensland Women's and Girl's Championship

    Starts: October 12, 2019
    Ends: October 13, 2019
    Location: Loreto College, Coorparoo QLD 4151, Australia

    The Annual Women's and Girl's Championship!

    Full details on the flyer.

November 16, 2019
  • Queensland Veteran's Championship

    Starts: November 16, 2019
    Ends: November 17, 2019
    Location: St Joseph's Primary School Bracken Ridge, 30 Eldorado St, Bracken Ridge QLD 4017, Australia

    Designed for players over the age of 50! Come along and compete in the Queensland Veterans Championship!

    Full information on the flyer.

November 30, 2019
  • The Charm City Motel Open

    Starts: November 30, 2019
    Ends: December 1, 2019
    Location: Thabeban State School, 270 Goodwood Rd, Thabeban QLD 4670, Australia

    The Charm City Motel Open is a new tournament this year being held in Bundaberg.

    The organisers always put on a friendly, well run event so make sure to support this great event.

    For full details, check out the information flyer.

December 8, 2019
  • Queensland Blitz Championships

    Starts: December 8, 2019
    Ends: December 8, 2019


    Starts: December 8, 2019
    Ends: December 8, 2019

December 15, 2019
  • Queensland Teams Championships

    Starts: December 15, 2019
    Ends: December 15, 2019

January 18, 2020
  • Australian Juniors

    Starts: January 18, 2020
    Ends: January 26, 2020
    Location: The Southport School, 8-16 Lupus St, Southport QLD 4215, Australia

    Full website and details coming soon, but we are delighted to be able to confirm The Southport School as our naming rights sponsor and host.

    The schedule will be the same as in previous years, allowing the opportunity for Under 8 and 10 players to take part in the Under 12, or girls events for those eligible.