Thursday, 9 October 2008

ACT Lightning Championships

In the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and probably elsewhere in Australia, the state lightning championship has normally been held at the completion of the Annual General Meeting of the state chess association. The rationale behind this is that it will attract more members to the AGM, although in practice either the opposite occurs (less players in the lightning because of the AGM) or players time their arrival for the completion of the AGM.
This year the ACT Lightning Championship is being held at a separate time, although soon after the AGM. By holding it as a stand alone event it also provides the opportunity to attract some extra sponsorship, and hopefully a larger field with bigger prizes. If you are interested in playing, here are the details

Venue: City Walk, Canberra City (where Street Chess meets)
Date: 25 October 2008 (Saturday after the AGM)
Time: 11:00 am for an 11:15 am start
Rounds: 11
Prize pool: $100 in sponsorship from Chicken Gourmet and King O'Malley's
+ entry fee collected on the day. (Depending on entries I expect $300+)
Entry Fee for ACTCA/ACTJCL Members: $10 for Adults, $5 for juniors
Entry Fee for non-members: $15 Adults, $10 Juniors

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Shame about the clash with the ACTJCL Under 14 Champs!