Monday 4 June 2018

2018 NSW Open 9-11 June 2018

The 2018 NSW Open is on this upcoming long weekend, at the Russian Club in Strathfield, NSW. It will be a 7 round FIDE Rated Swiss, run in 2 sections, Open and Under 1600. There is over $8000 in prizes, including $1000 for first in the Under 1600 event.
The tournament starts at Noon of Saturday 9th June (registrations from 11). The schedule is 2 rounds Saturday, 3 on Sunday, and 2 on Monday. Time limit is 90m+30s. Further details, as well as an online entry facility can be found at
There will be a live broadcast of the top boards from the Open for each of the rounds. At the the moment the top seeds include GM's Anton Smirnov and Max Illingworth, plus IM's Junta Ikeda and Gary Lane.

(*Note: I will be a paid official at this event)