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Sat, 02 Sept


Broadbeach Cultural Centre

Arianne Caoili Memorial Weekender

A beautiful weekend of classical chess with $5000 in prizes!

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Arianne Caoili Memorial Weekender
Arianne Caoili Memorial Weekender

Time & Location

02 Sept 2023, 10:00 am AEST – 03 Sept 2023, 6:00 pm AEST

Broadbeach Cultural Centre, 61 Sunshine Blvd, Broadbeach Waters QLD 4218, Australia

About the event

“I would love to be involved in chess for girls. For mental toughness. Chess teaches that.” WIM Arianne Caoili

Comon Professionals and the Gold Coast Chess Club cordially invites you to our 3rd annual event to commemorate the life and chess of WIM Arianne Caoili, who began her chess journey at Somerset College and tragically passed away in 2020 in her prime.

A Comon Professionals Sponsored 6-round Swiss tournament.

ACF  and QJ rated

IMPORTANT:  All Queensland players and those that live within 100km of the border must hold current CAQ membership to register for the event. Currently 1 year CAQ is $20. This can be purchased on the day at registration or in advance online. 

Details can be found at:

Entry Fees:

Early $60 until August 5th

Standard $80

Gold Coast CC Members receive 50% discount at checkout.

GM/IM/WGM/WIM Free Entry

Entries Close on Friday, September 1st at 8:00 pm.


Broadbeach Cultural Centre,  61 Sunshine Blvd, Broadbeach Waters QLD 4218

Time control:  60 minutes + 20 seconds increment from move 1

Pairing System: Vega using Swiss Dutch FIDE JaVaFo

Tie Break: 1.Buchholz Cut 1; 2.Buchholz; 3.Direct Encounter.


Registration: Saturday, 2nd September from 9:30

Round 1 @ 10:00am

Round 2 @ 1pm

Round 3 @ 4pm

Sunday, 3rd September

Round 4 @ 9:00am

Round 5 @ 12:00pm

Round 6 @ 3:00pm

Presentations: Approximately 6:00 pm

Forfeiture time: 30 minutes from start time.

Half Point Byes: A maximum of two half point byes only will be permitted for  rounds 1 to 4. Arbiter to be notified 1 round in advance.

Byes for round 1 must be notified before 8:00pm, September 1st.

DOP NA Mathew Smith

Chief Arbiter – NA Mathew Smith   Deputy Arbiters - NA Marek Breeden and Okyay Senturk

Players only allowed in the playing hall.

Total Prize Pool: $5000

Prizes:  Open 1st $1500, 2nd $750, 3rd $500, 4th $250, 5th $100

Female 1st $500, 2nd $200, 3rd $100 5 Rating Group Prizes of $200 and Best Senior Over 65 prize of $100

In case of a tie, the Tournament title will be decided on tie-break but all prize money for placings will be evenly split. Players may win one prize only, the highest prize they are eligible for.

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