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    CC International Master Brian_Jones's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by four four two
    Well I would think that having a first prize of $2,000 would be enough to draw stronger players from interstate.

    Maybe they see the prize money as being their best way of "promotion" rather than being in a higher category and paying a grand prix fee.
    Players also like the ambience of a big weekend tournament.

    The Doeberl Cup with 200+ players is the classic example. But Coolum with 160+ in the early 90's was a magnet for ambitious players. Ballarat has had the ambience on and off over the years but they often shoot themselves in the foot by attacks of prudence.

    Class 5 events will attract the players in big numbers. Class 1 events will meader on.

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    Just a note that the Adelaide Checkmate Open may be upgraded to a Category 4/5 depending on sponsorship. At this stage we can definitely confirm a minimum of $2500. This is very conservative.
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    did you know each state can have 1 event as cat 4 for $300 fee
    without constraint of minimun main prize fund?
    i saw in 'state ch survey' in another thread as a reminder.

    think this was a rule change that was discussed at acf meeting.
    don't think anyone has took up this offer but still requires $300 fee i guess.

    could be worth making 1 event in each state a feature event (ie. cat 4).
    eg. perth open in wa, vic open in vic and university open in sa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oscar
    did you know each state can have 1 event as cat 4 for $300 fee
    without constraint of minimun main prize fund?
    i saw in 'state ch survey' in another thread as a reminder.
    I know Brian has made this offer. I very much doubt the CAWA would take up this offer, as the WA events all have very low entry fees and $300 would take a substantial amount from the budget. And even with a cat IV event, no WA player is likely to come within cooee of a national prize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pax
    no WA player is likely to come within cooee of a national prize.
    Why not? It's just a frame of mind. They need to get on their bikes and play around the country!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian_Jones
    Why not? It's just a frame of mind. They need to get on their bikes and play around the country!
    Sure, it's a frame of mind and about five grand in airfares and accommodation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pax
    Sure, it's a frame of mind and about five grand in airfares and accommodation.
    Maybe you are travelling business class and staying at the Grand, mate.

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    Travelling, by air, across the country just to play chess is fairly expensive Brian. Even if you stay in the cheapest hostels - it all adds up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arosar
    Travelling, by air, across the country just to play chess is fairly expensive Brian. Even if you stay in the cheapest hostels - it all adds up.

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    WA has six GP tournaments of its own. It could upgrade them. It could obtain sponsorship. WA could attract players from other states to travel west.

    I have been to WA numerous times on business, played sometimes when there was a convenient tournament but generally there is insufficient activity.
    I have been in Perth at weekends when no chess available.

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    Now that the year is over, I'd like to commend Brian on his excellent performance as 2006 GP Co-ordinator. He has resurrected a series that had previously been struggling for years and looks like keeping this up in 2007.


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    Where can I find the results for 2006?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mischa
    Where can I find the results for 2006?
    http://www.chessaustralia.com.au/gra...tion&a=results

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    thanks....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    Now that the year is over, I'd like to commend Brian on his excellent performance as 2006 GP Co-ordinator. He has resurrected a series that had previously been struggling for years and looks like keeping this up in 2007.

    Ditto. Nice work reinvigorating the GP, Brian.
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