A heads up for the 2008 ANU Chess Festival. The main event, the 2008 ANU Open, will be on the the 26th & 27th of July at Fenner Hall, Northbourne Ave, Braddon ACT. The structure will be the same as last year (Open and U/1600), with no increase in entry fees either. The prize pool is still a generous $3000+ with $1000 first prize in the Open.
Last years event saw 1 GM, 4 IM's, 2 WIM's, and a couple of FM's in the 26 player Open, and I suspect this year's event will be at least as strong. Indeed given the fabulous time everyone had at this years Doeberl Cup, I suspect a lot of players are planning a return visit to the nations capital.
I will post a link to the brochure an entry forms when they become available.
(Disclaimer: I am an employee of the Australian National University)