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Gardiner Chess is delighted to be able to bring you the first major chess tournament for 2020 – The Nell Van de Graaff Classic! This tournament has been a fixture on the Queensland Chess Calendar for many years (formally Gold Coast Classic) with some of the state’s top players taking part each year.
When: Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th September 2020
Where: William Duncan State School, Hall. (Explorer’s Way Highland Park 4213)
Cost: $85 (additional $10 if entering after September 13th)
Time Control: 60 minutes + 10 seconds per move
Ratings: This tournament will be ACF and QJ rated
Registration: Saturday 8:30am – 8:45am
Saturday 19th September: Round 1 @ 9:00am Round 2 @ 12:00pm Round 3 @ 3:00pm Round 4 @ 6:00pm
Sunday 20th September: Round 5 @ 9:00am Round 6 @ 12:00pm Round 7 @ 3:00pm Presentations: 5:30pm
Byes: a maximum of 2 x half point byes may be taken in round 1-5. Byes MUST be requested prior to the round before…e.g. for a round 5 bye, it must be requested prior to round 4.
1st – $700 2nd – $500 3rd – $300 4th – $200 5th – $100
3x Rating Groups
1st – $150 2nd – $50
1st – $300 2nd – $200 3rd – $100
Rating Group Team – $200
Food and Beverage
Food and beverages available at the shopping centre across the road however juniors must be accompanied by an adult.
Covid-19 Safe Plan
This event will be run under a Covid-19 Safe Plan. Please make sure to read through this carefully.