Tuesday 30 January 2018

Upcoming Canberra events

The Canberra chess year is getting up and running, and as usual there are plenty of important events to play in over the next two months.
The first ACT Chess Association event of the year is the ACT Blitz Championship which is being held tomorrow night (30th January) at the Belconnen Chess Club from 7pm. This will be a 9 round event, with a time limit of 5m per game. It is open to all players.
The ACT Chess Championship will be running across the Canberra Day Weekend of the 9th-12th of March. It is a 7 round FIDE rated swiss with a time limit of G90m+30s. The venue will be Campbell High School, with a single round on the Friday night, and 2 rounds on each of the following days.
Then of course there is the O2C Doeberl Cup, which beings on the 29th of March. This year the tournament is being held at the Southern Cross Club Woden, which promises a larger venue and better facilities then University House.
And finally, if that isn't enough, there are a few weekend events outside Canberra, including the 2018 Dubbo Open, which is on the weekend of the 17th and 18th of March.