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

August 6th, Saturday until 8th August, Monday. Play Saturday only. 11am to 5pm.

Celebrating 50 years of State and National School Teams Championships.

Burleigh Heads – Beachside – Fradgley Hall Community Centre. Play Saturday 6th Aug.

The rest is up to you!

THE BEST CHESS VENUE IN AUSTRALIA – forget the serenity, taste the sand!

What about the organizers of those great former teams?
What about the coaches of those great former teams?
What about the parents/guardians who drove you to all those venues in a galaxy, far, far away?
Auw shucks, bring ‘em too!

Friday 5th August 2022 – You can hit the Coast late in the arvo. You left work early.

You can be picked up by an embarrassingly long limo.
15 minutes and 15 klms straight up the highway to Burleigh Beach.
There appears to be another group at the other end of the limo – it’s hard to see from here –

its ok – they’re chess players also.

Hit Hotel Reception, bags in the unit. Checkout the world class beach view from your balcony.
Drinks at the Beach Bar of Mowbray Park SLSC. When I tell you it is the best Beach Bar in Australia, there will be doubters.
When you are sitting there sipping your margaritas, you will understand what I mean.
Or coffees, or a meal at one of the 20 eateries ranging from take-away to a la carte all within the café precinct.
All a very short walk from your accommodation and playing venue.


Saturday 6th August – A Big day of Chess between mates and former rivals, Australia wide.
You are playing for the “Alumni Kings” and “Alumni Queens” Trophy 2022.

Sunday 7th August – spend the morning running on the beach and drinking very good coffee.

Monday 8th August – spend the morning running on the beach and drinking very good coffee.

Or take a day trip up to Springbrook, a beautiful National Park. 33 klms, 40 minutes-drive away.
Or do some designer shopping in Burleigh or Surfers. Or stay for the week. You’re in charge.


Sounds good, doesn’t it? We now have a date and venue.

Gold Coast Chess Club is inviting anyone who has ever battled over the chess board against former Queensland Juniors to,
“Hit the Coast for the weekend”.
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?


Time to meet up with old friends and chess opponents alike.

What happened to Freddie?
Did Susie marry Snorky?

What about catching up with your mates who went on to create that software firm?
Any positions coming up? Forget the interview process – come up and talk to the boss in person.
You might have to throw a game or two, but it is a REALLY good job.

50% of Australian marriages end in divorce. Is your school yard sweetheart now single?
Come up and make your pitch, the second time around.
You’ve had your ears fixed – it’s now or never!

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 SE Qld Teams compete, and then there is the rest of Queensland.
All of the schools mentioned below have had at some stage or other been a big presence in Qld Junior Chess life.
Champions, place-getters, organizers, coaches, venues etc.

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.
Worongary Primary – plus others

The Gold Coast Chess Club Inc. is extending a hearty invitation to former Junior chess players from around Queensland and Australia.
Would you like to spend a weekend or more on the beautiful Gold Coast playing chess and meeting up with old friends.

Can’t get a full team together? Composite Teams will be formed. Meet new people. Network.
Reunion dinner/supper/presentations will be held about 15 meters from the venue in the café precinct of Burleigh Heads.

What about Covid? At the moment we are only asking for an expression of interest.
Send no money now.

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 at –
and we will keep you in the loop with event info.

Time control preference:
10 minute – no increment
10 minute with an increment
15 minute – no increment
15 minute with an increment
5 minute Lightning – no increment

How long will you be staying in Paradise?

Friday night 5th Aug
Saturday 6th August
Sunday 7th August
Monday 8th August

How many people per team would suit your group?
4, 6, 8 ,10

Are you interested in a total package of Airfare, airport transfers,

accommodation (by the beach/near the beach),
entry fee, souvenir t-shirt (Australian made), dinner supper?
Yes/No/Maybe, depending on price.

Please answer these questions with your expression of interest.
It all helps to create the event you want.

Come and play with some of the most successful people in Australia. And don’t forget the Chess!

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