The 2016 NSW Open got off to a very good start, with a field of 144 players stretching the venue capacity to the limit. Two GM's and 4 IM's signed up for the tough 7 round Open schedule, in a field of 77 players. At this stage of the event there are still 14 players on 2/2, so a clear leader is not likely to emerge until the end of tomorrows action.
The Minor (Under 1600) has attracted a 67 player field, and unlike the Open, rating seems to count for a lot less. Like the Open, there are also 14 players on 2/2, but in this event only 3 of the top 10 rated players are in this group.
Tomorrows round starts at 9:30, with a brutal 3 rounds being played. You can follow the top 6 games from the open at http://nswopen.nswca.org.au/live/livegames.php (as well as see IM Andrew Brown's nice win in this afternoons game), while you can click on these links for the Open results, and the Minor Results.