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Chess only has a brief GPS past commencing in 1996. However during this time Nudgee College has created an extensive Chess program including year-long coaching, chess camps during the holidays and several tournaments every term. While the 1st IV is yet to win a premiership Nudgee College regularly wins prizes in inter-school and Open Chess tournaments throughout Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

With the addition of the Junior school in 2008 Nudgee College's Years 5-7 teams have also risen to the top of Brisbane’s inter-school competitions, regularly competing alongside the high school teams against the strongest junior chess players in Brisbane.

Nudgee College has had many great chess players, most notably Max Leskiewicz who repeatedly represented Australia in the Junior World Championships from 1994-1997 and in 1997 was the Australian Junior champion while still at Nudgee College.

Many of Nudgee College's Old Boys regularly return to work with the current team to pass on their knowledge and skill and every year Nudgee College hosts an Old Boys Chess tournament to bring together new and old students.

In 2012 GPS Chess moved to the newly refurbished Purton Building and the official GPS Season was changed to Term 3 with a round every Friday night.