Obviously the big upcoming events in Australian chess are the O2C Doeberl Cup, and the Sydney International Open. As one of the arbiters at the Doeberl Cup I hope to be able to keep everyone up to date about the tournament via this blog. This of course depends on what sort of network access we have at the venue.
Based on previous years experience this may well be 2 tin cans and a piece of string, but I am hoping that we will be able to better than that.
Assuming we do better than the tin-can phone, there should be live broadcasts of the top games from the Premier. Again depending upon available resources, we should have at least 4 games, and hopefully more.
I'll also try and get photos from the event, although the ClosetGrandmaster will probably do a much better job than I can hope to.
As of yesterday there were 157 players entered into the 4 events, and I would expect at least another 60 players to be entered by the time the tournament starts.
In the Premier Section there were 63 players, including 8 GM's, 4 IM's and 3 WIM's. The Major (which will be FIDE rated for the first time this year) had 35 players, the Minor had 50 players, and the Seniors event had 9 players.