Tuesday, 26 June 2007
ANU Open 2007 - Venue
The organisers of the ANU Open (28th & 29th July 2007) have confirmed that this years event will be held at Fenner Hall, 210 Northbourne Ave, Braddon. For those that played in the ANU Open or Doeberl Cup around the turn of the century (doesn't that sound old!), this will be a familiar venue for you, but for those that haven't, it is located on the main avenue to Canberra City, as you approach from the north.
Fenner Hall is located close to accommodation with the Canberra Rex Hotel across the road. It is less than 5 minutes drive from Canberra City, or at most 15 minutes walk. There are plenty of places to stay in Canberra City, including the City Walk Hotel, or the Novotel.
The main reason for the venue change was that hailstone damage to the previous venue
(Canberra School of Art) meant we were unable to access parts of the building that we had previously used. Nonetheless the move to Fenner Hall will allow us to provide better facilities not only for the chess tournament, but also for the Go and Backgammon events.