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    2019 Australian Open 27 December to 31 December Melbourne

    The Box Hill Chess Club is delighted to be hosting the 2019 Australian Open at the Electra Community Centre, Ashwood, Victoria between 27th and 31st December 2018. The dates were selected in order to avoid a clash with the 2019 Oceania Youth and U20 Championships.


    For tournament details go to https://sites.google.com/view/aus-open-chess-2019
    The website will be updated constantly and the online registration will be available in a few weeks


    Venue:
    Electra Community Centre, 21A Electra Avenue, Ashwood, 3147 Victoria

    Schedule:
    Opening Ceremony --- 27th December 1 pm
    Round 1 --- 27th December 2 pm
    Round 2 --- 28th December 10 am
    Round 3 --- 28th December 3 pm
    Round 4 --- 29th December 10 am
    Round 5 --- 29th December 3 pm
    Round 6 --- 30th December 10 am
    Round 7 --- 30th December 3 pm
    Round 8 --- 31st December 9 am
    Round 9 --- 31st December 2 pm
    Closing Ceremony 31st December 6:30 pm


    Prizes:
    Total of $10,850 in prizes.

    Tournaments:

    2019 Australian Open
    2019 Australian Minor (U1600 ACF)

    Enquiries:
    Peter Tsai
    Email: chess@t-s-a-i.com
    Mobile: +61 419 324 870

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    This is fantastic news Peter! I am already looking forward to playing in this event! After playing 9 games of chess starting at 2pm on Thursday December 27 and finishing with the round 9 game played at 2pm on Monday December 31, New Year's Eve in Melbourne could be almost as much fun as playing in the Australian Open Chess Championship or Australian Open Minor (U1600 ACF) Chess Championship. Thank-you to all at Box Hill Chess Club for putting this event on and good luck with everything! I hope this event is really well supported! I know that with you in the organizing committee of the Box Hill Chess Club Peter a very professional yet most welcoming atmosphere will be assured.

    PS I have heard that Jordanville Railway Station is just a 5 minute walk away from the venue at Ashwood!

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    i play the
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    Posts moved

    Posts discussing the format and future of the Australian Open have been moved here:
    http://www.chesschat.org/showthread....Aus-Open-2019)

    This thread is for discussion of this year's tournament itself.

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    Registration is now Open

    The online registration is now Open.
    To register click HERE

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    Early Entries to the Open and Minor Tournaments

    Two GMs have entered the Open


    OPEN

    Code:
    No Name           Feder Rtg  Loc  Title
    
    1. Smirnov, Anton NSW   2549 2579 gm   
    2. Papin, Vasily  RUS   2483 2538 gm   
    3. Watson, Jean   VIC   1555 1411      
    4. Flude, David A VIC   1547 1529

    MINOR

    Code:
    No Name          Feder Rtg  Loc
    
    1. Wang, Cunmeng VIC   1029 608
    Last edited by Peter Tsai; 31-08-2018 at 08:19 AM.

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    This is great news and the early entries indicate that the main field will be strong!
    God exists. Short and to the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski View Post
    This is great news and the early entries indicate that the main field will be strong!
    I agree. Fludey smashed me last time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chigoresov View Post
    I agree. Fludey smashed me last time!
    I knew David Flude many years ago in New Zealand. He was a BDG expert, an opening on which he has written much. Stil is.
    God exists. Short and to the point.

    Secretary of, and regularly arbiter at, Rooty Hill RSL Chess Club. See www.rootyhillchessclub.org.

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    A "stupid" question from Europe ...

    Is there a "players hotel" connected to the tournament?

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    Quote Originally Posted by machomortensen View Post
    A "stupid" question from Europe ...

    Is there a "players hotel" connected to the tournament?

    There is no accommodation connected to the Tournament. The Jordanville train station is just 5 mins walk to the playing venue. There are Airbnb accommodation along the Glen Waverley train line, especially at Glen Waverley.

    Please see our website on Venue (for train timetable): https://sites.google.com/view/aus-open-chess-2019/venue
    For accommodation: https://sites.google.com/view/aus-op.../accommodation

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    Peter I checked out the tournament web site, looks good, I like the bus and train timetables being attached.

    Keep upthe good work
    David Flude

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    http://boxhillchess.org.au/

    Canterbury Junior Chess http://www.canterburychess.org.au/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    Posts moved

    Posts discussing the format and future of the Australian Open have been moved here:
    http://www.chesschat.org/showthread....Aus-Open-2019)

    This thread is for discussion of this year's tournament itself.
    More posts debating the format of this year's Open have been moved to the same thread, which has been reopened after being closed briefly for going off-topic:

    http://www.chesschat.org/showthread....l=1#post440109

    Posting standards for the reopened thread and any discussion of moderation are stated here http://www.chesschat.org/showthread....l=1#post440126

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    Open Entries at 7 September

    IM Ari Dale and IM Kanan Izzat have entered the Open

    Code:
    No Name                Feder Rtg  Loc  Title
    
    1. Smirnov, Anton      NSW   2549 2613 gm   
    2. Izzat, Kanan        AZE   2496 2560 im   
    3. Papin, Vasily       RUS   2483 2538 gm   
    4. Dale, Ari           VIC   2371 2453 im   
    5. Mortensen, Henrik   DEN   1987 1907      
    6. Dissanayake, Himath VIC   1950 1970      
    7. Sharman, Scot A     VIC   1582 1560      
    8. Watson, Jean        VIC   1555 1411      
    9. Flude, David A      VIC   1515 1506

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