be organising and running the Bond University Australian Junior Chess
Championships 2013 on behalf of the Chess Association of Queensland
and the Australian Junior Chess League at Bond University, Gold Coast from
Saturday 19th to Sunday 27th January.
Follow this link for details
events coming up . . .
Our big chess events for 2012
are just coming up:
- Friday to Sunday, 22 to 24 June - the Gold Coast Open
- Tuesday to Friday, 26 to 29 June - the Queensland
Junior Championships (all age groups)
Both events are being held at Emmanuel
Gold Coast Open
from Friday to Sunday, 22 to 24 June at Emmanuel
Our big event for the year, with $6,850 in cash
prizes! Check out the brochure
We are proud that the Gold Coast Open, our
flagship weekend tournament, is part of all three
Grand Prix series (Queensland, Australia and
Oceania), and the only Queensland event in the
Oceania series. It is one of only seven top level
category 5 events in the series, the others being
held in Queenstown NZ (already held in January), Doeberl Cup, Canberra over Easter (already held),
Sydney International Open (immediately after the
Doeberl Cup - already held), Fiji International
(May, already held), NSW Open (9-11 June, already
held), Gold Coast Open (22-24
June), Noumea Open (16-20 July).
The Gold Coast Open is split into open,
under 1600 and under 1000 sections.
This year the
open will have 6 rounds, with longer time
controls of 90+30 Fischer, and this will
necessitate a round on Friday evening.
The under 1600
and under 1000 sections will each have 7
rounds with 60+10 Fischer time controls. Please
note: the under 1600 and under 1000 sections
do not play on the Friday evening.
Rogers will be giving live game analysis at
the venue. This is always a very popular
Confirmed entries in
the Open event, at the time of writing,
GM Zong Yuan
Zhao ACF 2540 (Australia's number one
IM George Xie
IM Moulthun Ly
Illingworth 2393 NSW
FM Junta Ikeda
Dragicevic 2307 VIC
IM Andrew Brown
Juniors please note. You may not be strong
enough to compete in the open section, but you could
have a good chance at prize money in either the
under 1600 or under 1000 section, with $1,250 cash
prizes on offer in each of these events. Even if you
don't place in the top three, you might be able to
win a ratings prize.
Queensland Junior Championships
Tuesday to Friday 26-29 June at Emmanuel College,
This is the most important individual event in
our calendar for juniors. If you are keen on your
chess, you should be in it. Even if you think you
are not quite good enough yet, you should still be
in it to gain the necessary experience for future
attempts. There are $1,650 in cash prizes plus
perpetual trophies and medals.
U18, U16 & U14
from 26 to 29 June;
U12 from 28 to 29
June; U10 on 27 June and U8 on 26 June.
Under 8s can also
play in the under 10s if they wish.
Likewise under 10s
can also play in under 12s if they wish.
Qualification for age groups is based upon their
age at 1 January 2012.
You could also treat this event as a dress
rehearsal for the Australian Junior Championships to
be held at Bond University in January 2013.
School Holiday Chess Program
Monday to Friday, 2 to 6 July at Emmanuel College,
We have our usual school holiday
chess camp coming up, for children of all ages and
Daily from 9am to 5pm.
Queensland Girls Championship
Sunday 8th July at Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre
This is a titled event, with all
the usual age group awards under 18, 16, 14, 12, 10
and 8. $375 in cash prizes plus trophies.
Gold Coast Rapid Championships
This was won by FM Gene
Nakauchi with 6/6, followed by Elliot
Soo-Burrowes and Kevin Casey on 5. Full
Queensland Minor Championship
Gold Coaster Martin Jack came first equal
with Ali Esmaili. Full results can be found
Anand retained his world title defeating the
challenger Boris Gelfand in the rapid
tie-break 2.5-1.5 after the match was drawn 6-6.
Full details at
Play through the games.
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Don't forget to
check out these cool sites for kids
at www.chess.com &
you're keen to improve your chess, there is so much you
can learn from this site.
Calendar for 2012 can be found
FitzPatrick, Director of Operations, has had a very
successful series of inter-school tournaments around
Queensland for term 2.
Full results can be found
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