Teacher In Charge
Mrs Cindy Murray
Phone: (07) 4936 0657
Chess is played each Wednesday morning, during the extended morning tea break. Students are welcome to bring their morning tea to M5 where equipment is provided for them to play at no cost. Players of all ages and abilities are welcome. As well as playing socially, students also have the opportunity to enter inter-school and intra-school competitions.
In addition to social play, students also have the opportunity to participate in inter-school and RGS tournaments.
Inter-school tournaments are open to players of all ages and abilities and are conducted by Gardiner Chess. These are not 'knock-out' competitions—players play in every round of a tournament, win, lose or draw. The number of teams that the School enters is limited (usually two or three teams of up to four players per team) and each event is a stand-alone tournament. All results from inter-school competitions are sent to the Queensland Junior Ratings Officer for rating.
State finals are held in Brisbane during Term 4 for regional winners of the Term 3 tournament. To be eligible, the Term 3 regional winners must have played in either of the first or second Term tournaments. Costs involved in participating in these finals are the responsibility of individual players.
Intra-school tournaments are held during the year using different formats. Entry is usually free and students hoping to represent RGS at inter-school tournaments are encouraged to participate.
Calender of Events
2018 competition dates
- Thursday, 22 February - The Cathedral College
- Thursday, 24 May - The Cathedral College
- Thursday, 16 August - The Cathedral College
Students must wear their full formal School uniform to inter-school competitions. Participation during weekly sessions is normal School dress.
Transport, Catering and Costs
The entry fee approved by the Chess Association of Queensland is $18 per player (including GST) for each one day event conducted by Gardiner Chess. Transport is provided to off-site venues however lunch and morning tea is not provided and as such all food and drink must be taken with students on the day. Students will not be able to make food or drink purchases at venue facilities.
Further details regarding the competitions and excursion requirements are available from the TIC. Due to administrative requirements, such as team registration and transport arrangements, it is important that students return permission forms on or before the due date stated on the excursion letter. If a permission letter has been misplaced then another copy is available from Mrs Murray, or alternatively, the blank template can be downloaded and submitted.