The 2022 BBC Painting Gold Cup Open is being held over the long weekend from 29th April to 2nd May 2022
The venue is the Lone Star Tavern, cnr Sunshine Blvd & Markeri St Mermaid Waters 4218
The event is a 7 Round FIDE rated 90 minute plus 30 second from move 1 and is limited to 100 players.
Covid-19 mandates have now been eased. From 1am AEST Thursday 14 April 2022, the requirement to check-in and to be fully vaccinated in a range of venues and events will end. There is now NO requirement to be vaccinated to be able to play in this event.
Research Project involving matching Queensland Junior Chess ratings with NAPLAN scores.
Your assistance is requested to assist researchers Professor Luke van der Laan, GM Dr David Smerdon and doctoral candidate Graeme Gardiner with an important research project in the field of chess and education which we believe will have worldwide implications.
For a successful outcome, we need as many people as possible who had a Queensland Junior Chess rating at any stage during the 14-year period from January 2008 to December 2021 to provide consent for either their school or QCAA (Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority) to provide their NAPLAN literacy and numeracy scores data, date of birth, gender and school attended, for matching with their chess ratings data before de identifying prior to analysis.
Please click this link to complete your consent. It takes less than two minutes.
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!
Micah Young, Zerui Xing and Alexavier Ly-Liu – photo Claire Liu
The Under 18 completed with a clear 2021 Queensland Junior (U18) Champion Shafiuddin Aanan with 7/8.
Congratulations also to 2021 Queensland Under 16 Champions: Alexavier Ly-Liu and Kiamehr Baneshi.
And congratulations to Under 14 Champions: Micah Young, Harvey Zhu and Benjamin Leong.
The Queensland Juniors Under 8s Championship was played on the 6th July 2021.
Thanks to sponsors Midea and to the fantastic venue SunPAC – The Sunnybank Performing Arts and Cultural Centre.
photos thanks to Peter Xing
The U8s wrapped up with a 3-way tie for first! The title of 2021 U8 Queensland Champion is shared between Zeqi Xing, Stephanie Yuan and Justin Tong. Interestingly, they didn’t get to play each other due to a large field and all of the joint-champions losing early.
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. “
Prominent Queensland chess player Josef (Joe) Tarnawski passed away peacefully in late May 2021 aged 93 years.
Joe was a Queensland Lightning Chess Champion and a respected property developer, who, over 40 years, contributed to the shaping of communities in both Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Prayer Service for Joe to be held at St Peter Chanel Catholic Church, 41 Chaprowe Road, The Gap on Tuesday June 8 at 12 noon. In a lovely gesture, the family is asking that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in support of Womens and Girls Chess to the Chess Association of Queensland using the reference Vale Joe BSB:084391 ACCOUNT NUMBER:205017068
Everyone from the chess community who knew Joe is invited to attend the Prayer Service if they wish to.
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 Queensland Women’s and Girls Championship ran over the weekend of October 10th and 11th at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Bracken Ridge. The tournament was organised by Gail Young of the QWCL, and the arbiters were FA Max Kershaw and NA David Esmonde.
CAQ President Mark C Stokes presented each of the section winners with a trophy.
Michelle Lin is the new Queensland Women’s Champion – winning the tournament with a full 1.5 points over the rest of the field.
The Queensland Girls Champion title was shared 5 ways – with Anastasia Cooper, Elaina Qiang, Bridgette Watkins, Elizabeth Williams and Yuehan Xu all scoring 4.0 / 6