2022 Darling Downs Open

The Toowoomba Chess Club invites you to participate in our 2022 Darling Downs Open to meet up with like minded chess players and compete to win part of a prize pool over $4000! 

21 and 22 May 2022  |  Toowoomba, QLD

Venue and Other Details

Date:                         21 and 22 May 2022

Venue:                     Toowoomba Grammar School Junior Hall,

                                      Herries Street, Toowoomba

Arbiter:                    FA David Esmonde

Time Controls:     60 minutes + 20 seconds per move

Ratings:                  ACF & QJ Rated

Toowoomba Grammar Junior Entrance

Tournament Schedule


Round 1 10 am
Round 2 1 pm
Round 3 4 pm


Round 4 9 am
Round 5 12 pm
Round 6 3 pm


For all enquiries please contact Sam Buckley, Treasurer of the Toowoomba Chess Club on 0413 147 494 or email sam@toowoombachessclub.com.au


Open Prizes

1st – $1000 2nd – $500 3rd – $300

Other Prizes

4 Rating Groups Under 1800 1st $300
2nd $100
Local Primary Division 1st $200
2nd $100
Best Female  $50
Local Secondary Division 1st $200
2nd $100
Best Female $50

Rules for the Darling Downs Open

  • Players and spectators do not have to be vaccinated to attend.
  • 2 half point byes available in rounds 1 – 5 upon request.
  • Payment on the 21st attracts a $10 late fee.
  • Entries received after 9.30am on Saturday 21st will not be included in the Round 1 draw.
  • In the event of a tie, prize money will be shared.
  • Players can only win one prize.
  • Social distancing, sanitisation and masks will be in force during the day according to the current Qld Govt regulations.
  • This chess tournament will only proceed if COVID-19 and Queensland Govt rules/regulations permits.
  • If you are unwell or have any symptoms on the day, please stay home and advise so you can receive a refund of entry fees.

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How To Enter

Entry Fees

Adults – $75

Juniors (Under 18) and Age Pensioners – $60

Local Juniors (Under 18) – $45

GMs, WGMs, IMs & WIMs – Free Entry

Please click on the button below to complete your details and submit your entry online.

How To Get There

The yellow arrow shows the location of the entrance of Toowoomba Grammar Junior School.

This map show you where in the school grounds the tournament is being held.

Walk undercover at the number 2 and make your way down the end of the walkway to number 26 where the tournament takes place.