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strangerep
26-05-2021, 12:56 PM
The CAQ website (https://caq.org.au/coming-events) now mentions the 2021 Gold Coast Open, and there is a flyer. Does this mean the event is now definite?

Unfortunately, the flyer gives an invalid web address.
Afaict, the web address that actually works is https://gardinerchess.com.au/gold-coast-open/.

From the flyer and website...

There are three Divisions:

1. Premier: Minimum rating 1700 ACF or 1800 FIDE. [Thu 1st July (evening round) to Sun 4th July].

2. Major: Under 1800 ACF. [Fri 2nd July (evening round) to Sun 4th July].

3. Minor: Under 1200 ACF. [Sat 3rd Jul to Sun 4th Jul].


Time Controls:

- Premier – 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move
- Major – 60 minutes + 30 seconds per move
- Minor – 60 minutes + 30 seconds per move


[I have no involvement in organizing this tournament, so I'll leave it one of the organizers to post more complete information subsequently, if appropriate.]

ggardiner
27-05-2021, 08:58 AM
The CAQ website (https://caq.org.au/coming-events) now mentions the 2021 Gold Coast Open, and there is a flyer. Does this mean the event is now definite?

Unfortunately, the flyer gives an invalid web address.
Afaict, the web address that actually works is https://gardinerchess.com.au/gold-coast-open/.

From the flyer and website...

There are three Divisions:

1. Premier: Minimum rating 1700 ACF or 1800 FIDE. [Thu 1st July (evening round) to Sun 4th July].

2. Major: Under 1800 ACF. [Fri 2nd July (evening round) to Sun 4th July].

3. Minor: Under 1200 ACF. [Sat 3rd Jul to Sun 4th Jul].




Time Controls:

- Premier – 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move
- Major – 60 minutes + 30 seconds per move
- Minor – 60 minutes + 30 seconds per move


[I have no involvement in organizing this tournament, so I'll leave it one of the organizers to post more complete information subsequently, if appropriate.]

I think the web address is valid, I just tried it

strangerep
27-05-2021, 11:03 AM
I think the web address is valid, I just tried it

The flyer says goldcoastopenchess.com.au which (for me) results in "Server Not Found".
However, gardinerchess.com.au/gold-coast-open works fine.

Afitz
27-05-2021, 02:44 PM
Sorry - mucked up the flyer.

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27-05-2021, 09:29 PM
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Brodie
28-05-2021, 11:44 AM
Trivia time! Who is the only untitled player in history to win the GC Open?

Zayne Clarkson
28-05-2021, 05:35 PM
Trivia time! Who is the only untitled player in history to win the GC Open?

I’ve no idea BUT for a laugh I’ll guess Mr Not Held won the 2020 Gold Coast Open. He did very well, it was a strong field, probably the biggest turnout ever!

HAHAHAHA
28-05-2021, 05:49 PM
Trivia time! Who is the only untitled player in history to win the GC Open?

yay trivia,
I'm guessing Tony Dowden.
In any case it will be a strong untitled player who had a titled-strength performance.

Tony Dowden
28-05-2021, 07:02 PM
yay trivia,
I'm guessing Tony Dowden.
In any case it will be a strong untitled player who had a titled-strength performance.

Nope! And for the record, I'm a titled player with untitled-strength performances!

Afitz
01-06-2021, 03:38 PM
Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances the venue has had to be changed.

Our new venue will be the Hinterland Hotel, Station Street, Nerang.

stephen jago
02-06-2021, 01:38 PM
At this stage , I'll be in Melbourne , love to play again in the future ,,well run tournament good luck to all

JackRodgers
07-06-2021, 01:48 PM
Just curious if there's a link to current entries? :) Can't find one on the tournament site.

antichrist
07-06-2021, 02:56 PM
The Mermaid Waters hotel swimming pool is not heated. And staff cannot inform how long it may be.

Brodie
07-06-2021, 06:28 PM
Unfortunately, I am unable to play this one because I am going mountain climbing.

lost
08-06-2021, 04:40 PM
Trivia time! Who is the only untitled player in history to win the GC Open?

I am going to take a wild guess and say it is Brodie McClymont. At the time of winning it he was not a titled player. If not mistaken, this was in 2014 if my memory serves me correctly because Brodie played the Zonal and got the IM title from that event, which also happened to be in the Gold Coast either before or after the GC Open.

lost

Lovechess
17-06-2021, 02:21 PM
Just curious if there's a link to current entries? :) Can't find one on the tournament site.

With only 2 weeks to go. I'm curious of current entries, too. Interstate players could be delaying their registration as a result of the recent Covid outbreaks.

HAHAHAHA
20-06-2021, 04:38 PM
With only 2 weeks to go. I'm curious of current entries, too. Interstate players could be delaying their registration as a result of the recent Covid outbreaks.

As an interested interstate entry from Melbourne, could someone give me advice regarding travel to Nerang. Thanks

Zayne Clarkson
20-06-2021, 05:28 PM
As an interested interstate entry from Melbourne, could someone give me advice regarding travel to Nerang. Thanks

I’m local and know my way around, where abouts are you staying?
There are regular buses and nearby train station too, plus ubers are of course cheap.

HAHAHAHA
20-06-2021, 08:22 PM
I’m local and know my way around, where abouts are you staying?
There are regular buses and nearby train station too, plus ubers are of course cheap.

Hi Zayne,
As i'm coming from Melbourne, probably wont get out of Tullamarine Airport :)

Zayne Clarkson
20-06-2021, 09:42 PM
Hi Zayne,
As i'm coming from Melbourne, probably wont get out of Tullamarine Airport :)

Hahaha, well step one would be to book yourself a ticket to Gold Coast Airport OR if cheaper Brisbane Airport, from Brisbane you can catch the train straight down to Nerang Station or from Gold Coast Airport you would need to catch a bus to Varsity Lakes Train Station and then a train to Nerang Station.
Both options are pretty easy and I would be happy to send you info for which buses/trains to catch if you like.

Afitz
21-06-2021, 05:12 PM
Hi All,

Apologies on the delay. List of participants is below for each division. For all IM/GM players I cannot confirm, as Shaun is looking after this but has been off work with illness for the last week. There will be a cap on the number of players for this event, with no more than 40 places still available.


No Name Feder Rtg Loc Title

1. Smirnov, Anton NSW 2600 2694 gm
2. Cheng, Bobby VIC 2552 2647 gm
3. Tan, Justin VIC 2527 2680 gm
4. Fernandez, Daniel Howard OS 2489 2554 gm
5. Ly, Moulthun QLD 2484 2573 gm
6. Ikeda, Junta ACT 2448 2567 im
7. Puccini, Jack VIC 2313 2402 fm
8. Liu, Yi QLD 2255 2347 fm
9. Bayaca, Sterling NSW 2073 2134
10. Renjith, Sravan QLD 2060 2185
11. Lam, Ross QLD 2059 2039
12. Louie, Ryan QLD 2015 2129 fm
13. Charles, Gareth NSW 2000 2040
14. Grigg, Sam QLD 1992 1677
15. Pardoen, Alain QLD 1928 1762
16. Chibnall, Alana ACT 1903 1891 wfm
17. Finke, Kelvin QLD 1880 1740
18. Peramunetilleke, Seth NSW 1868 1824
19. Badrinarayan, Sankeertan ACT 1863 1863
20. Vincent, Alaina NSW 1862 1897
21. Russell, Paul NSW 1804 1734
22. Guo, Jamie-Lee ACT 1780 1812
23. Brady, Aiden QLD 1778 1850
24. Siva Sankaran, Anup Kumar NSW 1777 1810
25. Ooi, Jayden QLD 1752 1791
26. Morris, Byron QLD 1726 1731
27. Lo, Jonathan QLD 1679 1720
28. Mohammadi-Geravand, Behrang SA 1871

Major is missing 1 player somewhere...will find it tomorrow...


No Name Feder Rtg Loc

1. Hu, Yifei NSW 1773 1560
2. Weller, Tony QLD 1710 1496
3. Xing, Zerui QLD 1695 1620
4. Jain, Anshika NSW 1655 1620
5. Jain, Kamal NSW 1632 1591
6. Lue, Chee Seng QLD 1629 1505
7. Young, Micah QLD 1609 1565
8. Ni, Lucas NSW 1608 1573
9. Zhu, Harvey QLD 1606 1561
10. Hamilton, Don QLD 1606 1334
11. Li, Joshua NSW 1585 1356
12. Harris, Bruce QLD 1584 1266
13. Stewart, Craig A QLD 1577 1483
14. Wang, Eason QLD 1568 1482
15. Leong, Joel QLD 1531 1612
16. Leong, Benjamin QLD 1530 1581
17. Cooper, Joshua QLD 1523 1381
18. Anup Kumar, Vihaan NSW 1499 1472
19. Baneshi, Kiamehr QLD 1498 1498
20. Li, Yuze (Ethan) NSW 1485 1443
21. Moss, Jasper QLD 1478 1360
22. Gratchev, Ekaterina QLD 1477 1457
23. Gratchev, Elizaveta QLD 1469 1199
24. Peramunetilleke, Savin NSW 1467 1337
25. Liaw, Ryan QLD 1464 1306
26. Wang, Lachlan QLD 1462 1435
27. Maria, Alistair SA 1460 1469
28. Turner, Jai QLD 1455 1394
29. Brekelmans, Sam QLD 1455 1088
30. Prithvi, Parthiv NSW 1451 1133
31. McCartney, Connor QLD 1437 1375
32. Jones, Jonathan QLD 1434 1384
33. Lam, Colin QLD 1381 1104
34. Chan, Jordan QLD 1374 1222
35. Chen, Austin QLD 1365 1289
36. Karthik, Shriya ACT 1303 1163
37. Nag, Suvan QLD 1300 1186
38. Clarkson, Zayne QLD 1299 990
39. Rose, Noah QLD 1291 1177
40. Wang, Kingston QLD 1271 1235
41. Inukai, Kotaro QLD 1271 676
42. Barkley, Christian QLD 1260 1429
43. Wu, Vincent QLD 1188 921
44. Consiglio-Cockle, Jared QLD 1180 920
45. Qu, Anson QLD 1176 905
46. Praveen, Jeeva QLD 1169 1371
47. Au, Oliver QLD 1052 986
48. Peck, Robbie QLD 1563
49. Egan, Bill ACT 1252
50. Clarkson, Zac QLD 1205
51. Hart, Luka QLD 1113
52. Hong, James QLD 968
53. Ahern, Sophia QLD 965
54. Xing, Zeqi QLD 939
55. Chan, Lyanna QLD 881
56. Ong, Joshua QLD 650
57. Qu, Harrison QLD 502
58. Wang, Daniel (2000) QLD
59. Davine, Oscar
60. Li, Ian VIC
61. Fong, Terrence VIC
62. Savage, Flynn

Minor participants:


No Name Feder Loc

1. Tsai, Dario QLD 1081
2. Worrall, Thomas QLD 1075
3. Smith, Tristan K QLD 1064
4. Feldblyum, Alexander QLD 1028
5. Lin, Michelle QLD 948
6. Yang, Bryan QLD 940
7. Xing, Zeqi QLD 939
8. Sachse, Bradley QLD 932
9. Purohit, Dhairya QLD 928
10. Lin, Matthew QLD 894
11. Yang, Eric QLD 882
12. Arthur, Leonard QLD 878
13. Williams, Elizabeth QLD 876
14. Jin, Nate QLD 825
15. Smith, Mathew QLD 797
16. Adams, Moby QLD 773
17. Wang, Caleb NSW 771
18. Chen, Joseph QLD 728
19. Inukai, Kotaro QLD 676
20. Li, Annabel NSW 671
21. Tong, Justin QLD 663
22. Guan, Isabella QLD 649
23. Hu, Luke QLD 640
24. Zou, Xuyuan QLD 618
25. Karkhanis, Rishad QLD 603
26. Yuan, Stephanie QLD 546
27. Macuga, Charlie QLD 536
28. Sem, Shi Ke QLD 499
29. Whitaker, Cooper QLD 345
30. Chiu, Raiden QLD 333
31. Tong, Max QLD 130
32. Lin, Xianzhe
33. Dudurovic, Mitchell
34. Yuong, Daniel VIC
35. Macdonald, Benjamin
36. Tong, Di
37. Chau, Kevin VIC
38. Zheng, Zihang
39. Kennedy, Patrick QLD
40. Natus, Leon
41. Peramunetilleke, Rahul
42. Wu, Elvis QLD
43. Hu, Zeke QLD
44. Li, Austin
45. Wong, Jedidiah VIC
46. Tong, Haoming
47. Lincoln, Samuel
48. Stein, Dominic QLD
49. Lam, Garwah NSW
50. Ni, Marcus NSW
51. Djachenko, Oscar
52. Hernik, Christopher
53. Sato, Genjirou
54. Nguyen, Andy
55. Lam, Jayden
56. Xu, Sophia ACT

molleo
21-06-2021, 10:59 PM
Hi Afitz,
I think the player Ian Li in the Major division is QLD local player with FIDE ID 3245462 and ACF ID 4574505. He is not the VIC player.
Please update. Thanks.

Shaun94
21-06-2021, 11:00 PM
Hi Afitz,
I think the player Ian Li in the Major division is QLD local player with FIDE ID 3245462 and ACF ID 4574505. He is not the VIC player.
Please update. Thanks.

This has been discovered just not updated here, Thank you for pointing this out

Shaun94
22-06-2021, 01:32 PM
Premier

No Name Feder Rtg Loc Title

1. Smirnov, Anton NSW 2600 2694 gm
2. Cheng, Bobby VIC 2552 2647 gm
3. Tan, Justin VIC 2527 2680 gm
4. Fernandez, Daniel Howard OS 2489 2554 gm
5. Ly, Moulthun QLD 2484 2573 gm
6. Ikeda, Junta ACT 2448 2567 im
7. Puccini, Jack VIC 2313 2402 fm
8. Liu, Yi QLD 2255 2347 fm
9. Stojic, Dusan QLD 2214 2240 fm
10. Kethro, Michael ACT 2142 2160 fm
11. Maguire, Tom QLD 2135 2156
12. Rodgers, Jack NSW 2085 2198
13. Bayaca, Sterling NSW 2073 2134
14. O'Carroll, Jeremy VIC 2068 1975
15. Renjith, Sravan QLD 2060 2185
16. Lam, Ross QLD 2059 2039
17. Louie, Ryan QLD 2015 2129 fm
18. Charles, Gareth NSW 2000 2040
19. Grigg, Sam QLD 1992 1677
20. Pardoen, Alain QLD 1928 1762
21. Tsai, Charles QLD 1927 1907 fm
22. Chibnall, Alana ACT 1903 1891 wfm
23. Spencer, James NSW 1882 1902
24. Finke, Kelvin QLD 1880 1740
25. Peramunetilleke, Seth NSW 1868 1824
26. Badrinarayan, Sankeertan ACT 1863 1863
27. Vincent, Alaina NSW 1862 1897
28. Lee, Lachlan VIC 1823 1855
29. Slater-Jones, Henry QLD 1818 1828
30. Russell, Paul NSW 1804 1734
31. Guo, Jamie-Lee ACT 1780 1812
32. Brady, Aiden QLD 1778 1850
33. Siva Sankaran, Anup Kumar NSW 1777 1810
34. Ly-Liu, Alexavier QLD 1776 1848
35. Mohammadi-Geravand, Behrang SA 1758 1871
36. Davis, Tony J VIC 1755 1802
37. Ooi, Jayden QLD 1752 1791
38. Morris, Byron QLD 1726 1731
39. Peach, Ben QLD 1723 1744
40. Lo, Jonathan QLD 1679 1720


Major

No Name Feder Rtg Loc

1. Hu, Yifei NSW 1773 1560
2. Weller, Tony QLD 1710 1496
3. Xing, Zerui QLD 1695 1620
4. Jain, Anshika NSW 1655 1620
5. Jain, Kamal NSW 1632 1591
6. Atia, Ben QLD 1623 1616
7. Young, Micah QLD 1609 1565
8. Ni, Lucas NSW 1608 1573
9. Zhu, Harvey QLD 1606 1561
10. Hamilton, Don QLD 1606 1334
11. Retnaraja, Ethan SA 1604 1626
12. Stokes, Mark C QLD 1588 1339
13. Li, Joshua NSW 1585 1356
14. Harris, Bruce QLD 1584 1266
15. Stewart, Craig A QLD 1577 1483
16. Egan, Bill ACT 1570 1252
17. Wang, Eason QLD 1568 1482
18. Leong, Joel QLD 1531 1612
19. Leong, Benjamin QLD 1530 1581
20. Tang, Terrence QLD 1528 1546
21. Wang, Daniel NSW 1528 1437
22. Ming, Kenny QLD 1527 1447
23. Cooper, Joshua QLD 1523 1381
24. Anup Kumar, Vihaan NSW 1499 1472
25. Baneshi, Kiamehr QLD 1498 1498
26. Li, Yuze (Ethan) NSW 1485 1443
27. Retnaraja, Athena-Malar SA 1485 1253
28. Moss, Jasper QLD 1478 1360
29. Gratchev, Ekaterina QLD 1477 1457
30. Gratchev, Elizaveta QLD 1469 1199
31. Peramunetilleke, Savin NSW 1467 1337
32. Liaw, Ryan QLD 1464 1306
33. Wang, Lachlan QLD 1462 1435
34. Maria, Alistair SA 1460 1469
35. Turner, Jai QLD 1455 1394
36. Brekelmans, Sam QLD 1455 1088
37. Prithvi, Parthiv NSW 1451 1133
38. McCartney, Connor QLD 1437 1375
39. Jones, Jonathan QLD 1434 1384
40. Cervenjak, Mark QLD 1428 1203
41. Lam, Colin QLD 1381 1104
42. Chan, Jordan QLD 1374 1222
43. Chen, Austin QLD 1365 1289
44. O'Carroll, Om VIC 1356 1316
45. Shen, Owen QLD 1344 1071
46. Karthik, Shriya ACT 1303 1163
47. Nag, Suvan QLD 1300 1186
48. Clarkson, Zayne QLD 1299 990
49. Atia, Raphael QLD 1291 1194
50. Rose, Noah QLD 1291 1177
51. Tang, Calen QLD 1285 1060
52. Li, Ian QLD 1284 1150
53. Wang, Kingston QLD 1271 1235
54. Inukai, Kotaro QLD 1271 676
55. Barkley, Christian QLD 1260 1429
56. Chan, Lyanna QLD 1258 881
57. Lo, Micah QLD 1203 1071
58. Ahern, Sophia QLD 1194 965
59. Wu, Vincent QLD 1188 921
60. Consiglio-Cockle, Jared QLD 1180 920
61. Qu, Anson QLD 1176 905
62. Praveen, Jeeva QLD 1169 1371
63. Woodrow, Daniel QLD 1117 948
64. Au, Oliver QLD 1052 986
65. Peck, Robbie QLD 1563
66. Clarkson, Zac QLD 1205
67. Hart, Luka QLD 1113
68. Hong, James QLD 968
69. Xing, Zeqi QLD 939
70. Ong, Joshua QLD 650
71. Qu, Harrison QLD 502
72. Davine, Oscar
73. Fong, Terrence VIC
74. Noller, Zeke
75. Savage, Flynn


Minor

No Name Feder Loc

1. Tsai, Dario QLD 1081
2. Worrall, Thomas QLD 1075
3. Smith, Tristan K QLD 1064
4. Feldblyum, Alexander QLD 1028
5. Lin, Michelle QLD 948
6. Yang, Bryan QLD 940
7. Sachse, Bradley QLD 932
8. Purohit, Dhairya QLD 928
9. Jigando Balan, Mia QLD 911
10. Lin, Matthew QLD 894
11. Yang, Eric QLD 882
12. Arthur, Leonard QLD 878
13. Williams, Elizabeth QLD 876
14. Jin, Nate QLD 825
15. Smith, Mathew QLD 797
16. Adams, Moby QLD 773
17. Wang, Caleb NSW 771
18. Chen, Joseph QLD 728
19. Pan, Renee Yang NSW 728
20. Inukai, Kotaro QLD 676
21. Li, Annabel NSW 671
22. Tong, Justin QLD 663
23. Guan, Isabella QLD 649
24. Hu, Luke QLD 640
25. Zou, Xuyuan QLD 618
26. Karkhanis, Rishad QLD 603
27. Jigando Balan, Neo QLD 566
28. Yuan, Stephanie QLD 546
29. Macuga, Charlie QLD 536
30. Sem, Shi Ke QLD 499
31. Hadikusumo, Elijah QLD 487
32. Whitaker, Cooper QLD 345
33. Chiu, Raiden QLD 333
34. Tong, Max QLD 130
35. Chan, Clement
36. Chau, Kevin VIC
37. Djachenko, Oscar
38. Dudurovic, Mitchell
39. Hernik, Christopher
40. Hu, Zeke QLD
41. Kennedy, Patrick QLD
42. Ki, Woo Joon QLD
43. Lam, Jayden
44. Lam, Garwah NSW
45. Li, Austin
46. Lim, Aaron
47. Lim, Annika
48. Lin, Xianzhe
49. Lincoln, Samuel
50. Macdonald, Benjamin
51. Mahposa, Kudzi
52. Natus, Leon
53. Nguyen, Andy
54. Ni, Marcus NSW
55. Peramunetilleke, Rahul
56. Sato, Genjirou
57. Stein, Dominic QLD
58. Tong, Haoming
59. Tong, Di
60. Wong, Jedidiah VIC
61. Wu, Elvis QLD
62. Xu, Sophia ACT
63. Yuong, Daniel VIC
64. Zheng, Zihang


We have had to impose maximum entries
Premier - 40 This has been reached
Major - 76
Minor - 70

There is a possibility of an extension on these capacities but this will not be finalised until a mock set up of the venue can be done later this week.

tt1900
22-06-2021, 08:14 PM
I see Kotaro was entered both in major and minor, an error possibly?

Shaun94
22-06-2021, 08:37 PM
I see Kotaro was entered both in major and minor, an error possibly?

Yes I'd say so, it seems the entrant in the minor should be his brother rentaro.

HAHAHAHA
22-06-2021, 09:15 PM
Hahaha, well step one would be to book yourself a ticket to Gold Coast Airport OR if cheaper Brisbane Airport, from Brisbane you can catch the train straight down to Nerang Station or from Gold Coast Airport you would need to catch a bus to Varsity Lakes Train Station and then a train to Nerang Station.
Both options are pretty easy and I would be happy to send you info for which buses/trains to catch if you like.

Yes Zayne, please pm me your travel advice, thanks mate.
Good luck to all the Melburnians who have made the trip up North. Show them how we southerners play.

HAHAHAHA
22-06-2021, 09:17 PM
I see Anton is listed as FIDE 2600.
Is this the first time an Aussie has surpassed the 2600 stratosphere? Congratulations regardless.


This is probably old news to everyone else-

Scott Colliver
22-06-2021, 09:25 PM
I see Anton is listed as FIDE 2600.
Is this the first time an Aussie has surpassed the 2600 stratosphere? Congratulations regardless.


This is probably old news to everyone else-

Ian Rogers was rated over 2600 for a while

Shaun94
22-06-2021, 09:25 PM
I see Anton is listed as FIDE 2600.
Is this the first time an Aussie has surpassed the 2600 stratosphere? Congratulations regardless.


This is probably old news to everyone else-

He passed 2600 I believe in 2019 but could be wrong. Ian Rogers was the first and I believe still the highest rated Australian ever.

Scott Colliver
22-06-2021, 09:36 PM
He passed 2600 I believe in 2019 but could be wrong. Ian Rogers was the first and I believe still the highest rated Australian ever.

Anton was rated 2604 on the January 2020 rating list

Shaun94
22-06-2021, 09:42 PM
Anton was rated 2604 on the January 2020 rating list

After winning the London classic in December 2019 I believe. Live rating went over in 2019.

HAHAHAHA
22-06-2021, 09:44 PM
Thanks guys,
yes Wikipedia to the rescue. Rogers was 2618 back in 1999!
Its a shame FIDE rating profiles only go back to April 2003. There should be an April 1993 option.

Shaun94
23-06-2021, 10:55 PM
With developments around border restrictions affecting Sydney I am sure there will be players withdrawing from this event.

guruduff
28-06-2021, 11:51 AM
Is it still on -new restrictions in Queensland from tomorrow? not sure i can focus in a mask for 3hrs and wont be able to dance if i win.

MichaelBaron
28-06-2021, 12:31 PM
My sources (my chess student) are telling me that for the Victorian Players - the border is still open so at least the Vics can come.

Chigoresov
28-06-2021, 01:20 PM
My sources (my chess student) are telling me that for the Victorian Players - the border is still open so at least the Vics can come.

As long as you're happy wearing a mask indoors in the Gold Coast, isolate on return to Victoria, get Covid tested within 72 hours, and stay isolated until receiving a negative result. In addition, there may be a looming lock-down for Queensland, unfortunately.

Zayne Clarkson
28-06-2021, 02:25 PM
As long as you're happy wearing a mask indoors in the Gold Coast, isolate on return to Victoria, get Covid tested within 72 hours, and stay isolated until receiving a negative result. In addition, there may be a looming lock-down for Queensland, unfortunately.

It is my prediction that the event will be able to go ahead, owing to the fact that IF the “Hinterland Room” has been reserved there should be adequate space to abide by the person per square metre rule. The Hinterland Hotel offers two function rooms which can be reserved together as the Hinterland Room which can sit 400 people. I assume both rooms have been/can be reserved due to the private nature of chess tournaments, I doubt the other room would be in use/would have been reserved purely to prevent its use by a less quiet event taking place. Not to mention that other events are less likely to take place in any case due to more stringent restrictions on social events.
Of course masks will be mandatory, as will the covid check in.

Garvinator
28-06-2021, 05:50 PM
It is my prediction that the event will be able to go ahead, owing to the fact that IF the “Hinterland Room” has been reserved there should be adequate space to abide by the person per square metre rule. The Hinterland Hotel offers two function rooms which can be reserved together as the Hinterland Room which can sit 400 people. I assume both rooms have been/can be reserved due to the private nature of chess tournaments, I doubt the other room would be in use/would have been reserved purely to prevent its use by a less quiet event taking place. Not to mention that other events are less likely to take place in any case due to more stringent restrictions on social events.
Of course masks will be mandatory, as will the covid check in.

I think you have replied across the quoted comment. As in, not quite replied to the substance of the quoted comment. The quoted comment dealt mainly with interstaters attending the tournament, not the situation for what is going to apply on the Gold Coast.

You have addressed the current state of play as of Monday afternoon for South East Queensland. But, if there are any more cases, the Qld Labor Government has a strong track record of going the lockdown route and their current mask wearing policy is for the entire South East Queensland, not just like Greater Brisbane, as in the previous 3 day lockdown before Easter.

From the Qld Premier:
Annastacia Palaszczuk has revealed Queensland is “on the verge” of lockdown after the state recorded two new local Covid-19 infections on Monday.

It has been revealed one of the new cases – a female miner – has been infected with the highly contagious Delta variant of the deadly virus, while the other case is linked to a Portuguese restaurant and tested positive while in quarantine.

The Premier said mask wearing would become mandatory from 1am Tuesday while the number of diners and visitors in homes was reduced.

Ms Palaszczuk urged Queenslanders to actively monitor the escalating number of venues added to the exposure site list and to get tested if the most mild of symptoms appear.

“The next 24 to 48 hours are going to be very crucial in Queensland,” she told reporters on Monday.

Based on this information, and the Qld Labor Government's track record, I think it is almost certain that there will be more cases arise in the next 48 hours and therefore, the Qld Labor Government will announce a State Wide Lockdown of at least 7 days.

Which will mean this event will either be postponed or cancelled.

Zayne Clarkson
28-06-2021, 06:21 PM
I wasn’t too concerned with the exact comment I was replying to because it’s an issue we would all be curious/anxious about anyway. The interstate players just have an extra layer to deal with.

I think full lockdown would depend on the numbers of positive transmissions we count and the geographical spread. For example if there are no new cases on the Gold Coast then I doubt the Gold Coast will be made to go into full lockdown vs the current restrictions being sufficient.
In any case, there is not much point debating the topic as we have no influence on the outcome. We’ll just have to wait and see.

Afitz
28-06-2021, 07:58 PM
Hi All,

We are currently working through some scenarios internally and with our host, The Hinterland Hotel around what is and is not possible. The new rules that were brought in today have definitely made things tricky and then as Garvin has said, it will only take a few more cases and the QLD Government will likely increase restrictions or potentially lock down all of SEQ. Zayne - previously I would have agreed with you about GC not being included, but I think in this case IF there is a lockdown, GC will be included.

We will wait for more information in the morning briefing with a view to providing a further update tomorrow.

Afitz
29-06-2021, 12:09 PM
Given a lockdown is being implemented from 6pm tonight in South-East QLD, we have no option but to cancel this year's Gold Coast Open.

We will be messaging all participants via our system shortly, but please stay safe everyone and we hope to see you at future events.

Mods - can you please add [Cancelled] to the title of this thread.

guruduff
29-06-2021, 12:38 PM
Thats a shame such a great tournament.��

Patrick Byrom
29-06-2021, 01:40 PM
Given a lockdown is being implemented from 6pm tonight in South-East QLD, we have no option but to cancel this year's Gold Coast Open.Sorry to hear that. It would have been a great event. And, even though cancellation is the correct decision, I know the amount of planning that has now been wasted, and the amount of extra work that a cancellation generates - so the organisers have my sympathy.

StokesyRedcliff
29-06-2021, 02:43 PM
I agree with Patrick completely. It is such a shame that this lockdown has forced the cancellation of one of the very best tournaments in all of Australia and the incredible amount of work already put into this event by Shaun, Andrew, Justine and all at Gardiner Chess now goes seemingly unrewarded. I just hope everyone who planned to come to the Gold Coast Open this year will make doubly sure they enter the 2022 Gold Coast Open next year and make it even bigger and better than this year would have been.

Kevin Bonham
29-06-2021, 06:08 PM
Very sad news. Commiserations to the organisers and players. Organisers, thankyou for your work under unusually difficult circumstances even without having to have the event cancelled as well.

Tony Dowden
29-06-2021, 08:17 PM
I agree with Patrick completely. It is such a shame that this lockdown has forced the cancellation of one of the very best tournaments in all of Australia and the incredible amount of work already put into this event by Shaun, Andrew, Justine and all at Gardiner Chess now goes seemingly unrewarded. I just hope everyone who planned to come to the Gold Coast Open this year will make doubly sure they enter the 2022 Gold Coast Open next year and make it even bigger and better than this year would have been.

Commiserations also. The Gold Coast Open is an incredible and much appreciated commitment by Gardiner Chess to the Australian chess community. Hopefully I will be able to play next year!

Frank
30-06-2021, 12:41 PM
..make doubly sure they enter the 2022 Gold Coast Open next year and make it even bigger and better than this year would have been.

Now a bucket list ambition.

Shaun94
30-06-2021, 12:55 PM
Thank you all for your kind words and support.

We are obviously quite disappointed that this year's event could not go ahead as we had been planning the tournament for months despite multiple challenges involved.

The 2022 Gold Coast Open will be at the Quality Hotel, Mermaid Waters June 23rd - 27th.

Another large scale open tournament that will be held on the Gold Coast is set for September. More announcements to come, please follow Gardiner Chess on Facebook to keep up to date.

Apologies to all once again, we are following QLD government health advice and hope to see you all again soon.

HAHAHAHA
30-06-2021, 12:55 PM
Given a lockdown is being implemented from 6pm tonight in South-East QLD, we have no option but to cancel this year's Gold Coast Open.

We will be messaging all participants via our system shortly, but please stay safe everyone and we hope to see you at future events.

Mods - can you please add [Cancelled] to the title of this thread.

Very unfortunate and sad news for those involved both players and officials. Heads up guys.

But prudent and responsible given circumstances.

(Re) Organize the 2021 GCO for early December and we can enjoy the sun as well as the chess. or worst comes to worst an online event?

On the bright side for us interstate travelers, no need to worry about accom/travel.