The 2011 NSW Open is shaping up to be just as popular as lasts years big event. So far there has been about 120 pre entries, with 67 players in the Open event. Top seeds are GM Zong Yuan Zhao and IM George Xi. IM Gary Lane and newly minted IM Andrew Brown are also in the field, along with a couple of young challengers in the shape of FM Max Illingworth, FM Junta Ikeda and Fedja Zulfic.
There will be live coverage of the top games via the Parramatta Chess Club website, as well as updated results throughout the event. For those wishing to enter it isn't oo late, as long as you make it to the Parramatta RSL Club by 12:30 pm tomorrow.
(Disclaimer: I am a paid official at this event)