Alumni Teams Australia! Sat. Aug 6-8, 2022 Burleigh Beach – Update

Alumni Teams Australia! Sat. Aug 6-8, 2022

Burleigh Beach

Celebrating 50 years of State and National School Teams Championships.

Brought to you by the Gold Coast Chess Club Inc.


Schedule of events:

August 5th, Friday night – Optional – Fly/drive in, be on the beachside balcony by 9pm


August 6th, Saturday – 11pm until 5pm. Fixed Roster Teams Championship event.

You are playing for the “Alumni Kings” and “Alumni Queens” Trophy 2022.

Plus – Board prizes and various novelty prizes.


August 7th, Sunday – Optional – Walk, Swim, Coffee at Burleigh Beach.

August 8th, Monday – Optional – extend your stay, it’s up to you.



Burleigh Heads – Beachside – Fradgley Hall Community Centre.


Forget the serenity, Taste the sand!


Team makeup:

Between 6 and 8 players at this early stage is the most likely format.

Fill-in players will be available from the local pool of GC talent.

Composite teams will also be allowed.



August is off peak on the GC.

On the beach or beachside accom. will be at surprisingly good rates.



Check out Burleigh Heads on Google and see the many eateries available.

Burleigh is also a Fashion Hub with Surfers Paradise a short bus ride away.


What about Covid?

At the moment we are only asking for an expression of interest.


Are we catering for 80 – 100 mainly Queenslanders?

Or is it a fully loaded reunion with 2-300 entries from around the country?

We are going to press early so that you can book the time off work. More details to follow.

Please email you expression of interest to GCCC Inc. at –

and we will keep you in the loop with all event information as it becomes available.


Gold Coast Chess Club Inc. is inviting former Australian Juniors who have battled over the chess board against former Qld Juniors to, “Hit the Coast for the weekend” and enjoy the company and the chess.

Did you play them in the Australian Juniors, Australian High School or Primary School Teams Champs?
Were you part of your team’s support team?

What about catching up with your mates who went on to create that legal/accounting firm?
50% of Australian marriages end in divorce. Is your school yard sweetheart now single?
Come up and make your pitch, the second time around.

Got a partner and or kids now?

They are not going to be stuck in a hotel room all weekend while you are off playing chess.
You play chess one day – then you play with the family/friends on some of the best beaches in the world for the rest of your stay.


We already have a very successful event if only Queensland Teams compete.

With the rest of Australia’s former Junior competitors joining in,

this is going to be a huge event that will grow bigger and better each year.


And, very importantly, this event will be a bridge between the World online chess juggernaut,

and Australian slow OTB chess.


All of the schools mentioned below have had at some stage or other been our competitors.

Teams forming now:

ACGS (Churchie)
All Saints Gold Coast
Belmont Primary
Brisbane Boys College BBC
Brisbane Grammar School
Brisbane Girls Grammar
Brisbane State High BSH
Iona College
Ipswich Grammar
King’s Christian College GC
Miami High
Morayfield High
Somerset College
Somerville House
St Stephen’s Coomera
St Joseph’s Gregory Tce.
Sunnybank Hills Primary

The Gap Primary

Worongary Primary

– plus others


Canberra Grammar
Caroline Chisolm
East Marden Hills Primary
East Marden Primary
Emanuel School
Essex Heights Primary
Garran Primary
Glen Waverley Primary
Glendal Primary
Hutchins School
James Ruse Agricultural High
Lyneham High
Melbourne High
Mount Lawley Primary
Mount View Primary
Murray Farm Public
Nedlands Primary
Neutral Bay Primary
Perth Modern School
Presbyterian Ladies’ College
Prince Alfred College
Scotch College
St Monica’s
Sydney Boys High
Sydney Girls High School
Turner School
Waverley Christian College
Wilderness School

– plus others


Come and play with some of the most successful people in Australia.

And don’t forget the Chess!



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