Saturday 27 June 2009

2009 ANU Open a month away

Now the excitement of the Zonal has passed, it is time to remind you of the next big event. The 2009 ANU Open is a month away. Over the last couple of years this has become a very strong event, and this year should be no different. Soon-to-be GM David Smerdon has already entered the event, as well as giving a free simul on Friday 24th of July. Last years event attracted 96 players, and given the boom in numbers at a number of Australia weekenders, exceeding the 100 mark is a distinct possibility.
The prize pool is a generous $3300, with $2200 on offer in the top section and $1100 in prizes for the Under 1600 event. The tournament is a 7 round event on the 25th and 26th of July using a time limit of G/60m+10s per move (Fischer). Entry fees are quite inexpensive, with $65 for adults and $40 for Juniors (for entries received before the 17th July).
Full details of the tournament, and other events in the Chess Festival, can be found at

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The next big event is Freytag weekender in Adelaide! After this Winter Interclub in Victoria!
And after Geelong Open !