Sunday, 17 June 2012

2012 ANU Chess Festival

The 2012 ANU Chess Festival runs from the 27th of July to the 3rd of August 2012. It starts with the traditional simul at King O'Malley's on the 27th July (4:30 pm start), and contains the ANU Open, as well as the ANU Primary & Secondary Schools Championships.

The details for the ANU Open are:
Dates: 28th and 29th of July
Open and Under 1600 sections
7 rounds (4 Saturday, 3 Sunday)
Time limit: G/60m+10s
Prize pool: $3300 ($1000 first prize)
Entry Fee: $65/$40 (before 20 July 2012)

Further details can be found here.

Last years tournament was a great success with 81 players taking part. Such was the significance of the tournament we even had world No 2 Lev Aronian as an interested spectator. So if you intend to play, get your entries in early, as a help to the organisers (of which I am one).

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