Toowoomba Grammar School

Chess Club

Chess is a recreational, co-curricular activity offering opportunities to represent the School or play socially.

Chess Club: The Chess club caters for students wishing to learn the art and tactics of chess and play their fellow students recreationally. The weekly lunchtime chess competition is proving extremely popular with boys flocking to play some friendly unrated matches with the chance to win some great prizes.

GPS Chess: Even though the GPS Chess season is concurrent with that of Basketball and Rugby, games are arranged so that any boy participating in either of these sports may also be a member of a Chess team. Each round of GPS Chess mirrors the Basketball/Rugby draw for that week. Games are held on Friday evening and boys are entered in one of six divisions. Training and practice sessions are held twice a week during the season and once a week in the off-season. A number of local tournaments are held in the off-season and boys are encouraged to sign up for these. Full coaching and instruction are offered for the GPS teams. Up-to-date information regarding GPS Chess including fixtures and team lists are located in the Sports Portal.

MiC Chess: Mr Thomas Schmierer


2021 TGS Chess Camp – 14-16 April

The 2021 Toowoomba Grammar School Chess Camp held from Wednesday April 14th to Friday April 16th at Toowoomba Grammar School.

This camp will feature the expertise of Gary Lane, International Master, Commonwealth Champion and Australian Olympian. Gary Lane will be travelling to Toowoomba Grammar School to teach and inspire the Toowoomba Grammar Chess Club at this event.

This camp will involve an extensive training program over the course of the three days differentiated to accommodate all ability levels. In addition, there will be an ongoing tournament with GPS time controls. The combination of coaching and tournament play will make up the basis of the tournament.

The cost of the camp will be $150 and will include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be catered for during the camp.

Sign up is now available via the Parent Lounge.

I hope to see your son at the Toowoomba Grammar School Chess Camp.

Kind regards,
Thomas Schmierer
Master in Charge
[email protected]