This Saturday (18th June), Street Chess will be holding a fundraiser for Alana Chibnall, who has been selected to represent Australia at the 2016 Commonwealth Championship. The Commonwealth Championship is being held in Sri Lanka from the 30th July to the 7th August, and Alana is playing in the Women's section.
All entry fees from this weeks Street Chess (plus any additional donations made) will help cover Alana's travel costs to the tournament. As someone who has supported Street Chess over the last decade (both as a regular player and arbiter) it is the least the STreet Chess community can do to help her.
Street Chess runs from 11am to 3pm every Saturday in Canberra City. The venue is King O'Malleys in City Walk, with this weeks event being held inside (go through the City Arcade entrance). Entry fee is $5 ($1 for Under 16) and there is a prize pool of $100, provided by sponsors King O'Malley's and Chicken Gourmet. The format is 7 round swiss with a time limit of 15 minutes per player per game.