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If you’ve ever set foot in Checkpoint, you’ll already know it’s more than just a bar. It’s our happy place – where we game together, sing together, dress up together and make the best memories together. It’s where we are family!


Unfortunately, as some of you may know, running this little slice of nerd heaven hasn’t come without its challenges. From leasing issues and severe flood damage to the ol’ Rona… it’s been a tough ride for our mates Luke and Teeshan to keep the doors open. In the coming weeks, Checkpoint will be scoping out possibilities for a new venue to call home so that this place we love can survive.


This is where we, the Checkpoint family, come in.


Moving house to keep a small business alive is nothing if not an expensive process, so for one Saturday only we are proud to announce Checkfest: The Fundraiser – an all-out event featuring killer live music, an array of awesome competitions, sausage sizzles, raffles and MUCH more with all proceeds going to our friends at Checkpoint.


Here’s what’s on offer:


(All Day) Costume competition themed as ‘my favourite Checkpoint moment’ – come dressed as your favourite Checkpoint event or moment in time. Was it the glow party? Was it heroes vs. villains? Was it Nathan dressed as Marilyn Monroe or Frank N. Furter? Or maybe it was that night you drank three Treefrogs in a row… We want to see your creativity!

(12:30pm) Mario Kart competition all ages, $10 entry with the major prize of 2 x admission tickets to Zero Latency, plus Checkfest bragging rights certificate

(4 pm) Karaoke competition sponsored by Tarantula Entertainment all ages, $20 entry with the major prize of a 2-hour recording session at the Gold Coast’s premier recording studio Bignote Productions, plus Checkfest bragging rights certificate.

(5 pm) Sausage sizzle.

(7 pm) Live metal show 18+, $30 presale and $40 on the door featuring local legends Diskust, Awake in Time and Torizon.

(11 pm) Main event Mortal Kombat showdown featuring Checkpoint’s own Luke Mengler vs. Diskust bassist Lance ‘Bones’ Jones.

Raffle Prizes include

4-hour tattoo session with Geoffro O’Leary at Brisbane Bodyart

A Checkfest merch pack featuring items from Checkpoint, Diskust, Awake in Time and Torizon

An exclusive ‘build my computer’ offer courtesy of Checkpoint – free build for the cost of parts.

Checkpoint gaming vouchers

A Spa treatment with Tres Belle Skin & Beauty

More to be announced!


Due to the pandemic, any Covid 19 laws will be in effect until lifted by the state government.



This is shaping up to be the event of the season in Surfers Paradise, so get your tickets while they last!


Check out the promo video below:




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