Alumni Teams Australia! Sat. Aug 6-8, 2022 Burleigh Beach – Update
Alumni Teams Australia! Sat. Aug 6-8, 2022
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.
THE BEST CHESS VENUE IN AUSTRALIA –
Forget the serenity, Taste the sand!
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:
All Saints Gold Coast
Brisbane Boys College BBC
Brisbane Grammar School
Brisbane Girls Grammar
Brisbane State High BSH
King’s Christian College GC
St Stephen’s Coomera
St Joseph’s Gregory Tce.
Sunnybank Hills Primary
The Gap Primary
– plus others
|East Marden Hills Primary|
|East Marden Primary|
|Essex Heights Primary|
|Glen Waverley Primary|
|James Ruse Agricultural High|
|Mount Lawley Primary|
|Mount View Primary|
|Murray Farm Public|
|Neutral Bay Primary|
|Perth Modern School|
|Presbyterian Ladies’ College|
|Prince Alfred College|
|Sydney Boys High|
|Sydney Girls High School|
|Waverley Christian College|
– plus others
Come and play with some of the most successful people in Australia.
And don’t forget the Chess!
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