Welcome to the new Gardiner Chess website. Unfortunately the previous website had quite a few issues with it based around the platform that was chosen by the original developers. We have now changed platforms to something that we hope will make life easier for everyone.
The purpose of this article is to give you an idea of what information is on this site and where to find it.
For those looking to register their children for a coaching program you can easily do that by clicking here. If you are after some information about what sorts of programs Gardiner Chess can conduct for your school then check out this page.
Of course chess has many educational and social benefits. Have a look at some of them here (link to other article on mainpage).
Gardiner Chess runs the official Queensland Inter-School Chess Competitions on behalf of the Chess Association of Queensland (CAQ). Tournaments are held in terms 1, 2, and 3 along the coastline. In term 4 the Queensland Inter-School State Finals and Queensland Girls State Finals are held in Brisbane with regional teams travelling down to compete against the top South East Queensland schools. The winning teams in each of the 4 categories – Girls Primary, Girls Secondary, Open Primary, Open Secondary qualify to represent Queensland at the Australian Schools Teams Championships which moves from state to state each year.
To see all of the Inter-School tournaments click here. Only approved school coordinators (teachers and sometimes parents) are able to register students for Inter-School Tournaments. Results from Inter-School tournament can be found at the results page.
Events – Adults and Juniors
This section deals with all events that Gardiner Chess runs, ranging from holiday programs, through to one day junior events and the Gold Coast Open. For all events please see the link in the previous sentence, and for all results click here. If you have any trouble entering into events, please call the office on (07) 5522 7221.
Our new look shop has had its shipping and handling revamped. Products can be filtered by the type of product and you can click on any product to get a good description of the given product. For any equipment that falls into the ‘giant’ category, please call the office on (07) 5522 7221 to get the best freight deal we can arrange.
In the blog section we will feature a variety of topics. GM Ian Rogers who is a prolific writer contributes regularly to our site with his blogs that contain analysis, stories and the latest news from the world of chess. Further to this, Gardiner Chess will post the latest Queensland Junior ratings information, and information about upcoming events from both Gardiner Chess and the Chess Association of Queensland.
If you have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly staff who will help you as best we can.