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    2006 Myer Tan Australian Chess Grand Prix

    2006 Myer Tan Australian Chess Grand Prix

    A yearlong series of tournaments in memory of Ken Myer and Arthur Tan


    Prize fund is $16,000 including four economy class return airfares to play in the 2007 Malaysian Chess Festival.
    Registration of Tournaments closes at midnight on Thursday 15 December 2005.
    Programmes and Posters will be passed to the printer at 9am on Friday 16 December 2005.
    Late entries will be accepted after 15 December but

    1. Organsiers must pay the late entry fee of $100
    2. The tournament will not be included in the printed material.

    The Grand Prix website will be updated over the weekend 17/18 December 2005.

    Scoresheets, programmes and posters will be available at the Australian Championships in Brisbane and will be posted out to organisers before the event.

    Good luck to all participants.

    Brian Jones, Director
    2006 Myer Tan Australian Chess Grand Prix
    www.chessaustralia.com.au/grandprix

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    Are they still asleep in Mexico?

    2006 GP Entries approaching 40 tournaments including three Class 5 events (Doeberl Cup, NSW Open and Gold Coast Open).

    Good number of Victorian entries but mainly Class 1 (No Class 4 or 5 events; Ballarat is Class 3, Elwood is Class 1, No Vic Open?)

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    Can you please explain who these 2 people were?

    brian

    can you please explain who these people were?

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    Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
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    one more question...

    and who are the airline tickets with?

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    You need to be Patient as well as Wise!

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Wise_Man
    brian

    can you please explain who these people were?

    wise
    The programme will be in the January/February edition of Australian Chess magazine, due out late next week.

    Just to give you a clue:

    1. Ken Myer was the elder son of Sydney Myer.
    2. Arthur Tan was the son of Dato' Tan Chin Nam

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    ACF will buy the tickets!

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Wise_Man
    and who are the airline tickets with?

    Wise
    The ACF will choose the most appropriate carrier, probably MAS.

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    okay... I know these things take time...

    Thanks Brian...

    I will wait on the announcements then...

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    Entries close at midnight EST.

    Now up to 46 tournaments including WA (6) and SA (3).

    Victoria struggling. Still no Vic Open. Ballarat is class 3. Elwood is class 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian_Jones
    Entries close at midnight EST.

    Now up to 46 tournaments including WA (6) and SA (3).

    Victoria struggling. Still no Vic Open. Ballarat is class 3. Elwood is class 1.
    A product of the advanced chess culture there we must assume

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFG
    A product of the advanced chess culture there we must assume
    There are other speculative reasons.
    Victoria has few week-enders, and more tournaments spread over 7 o r 9 weeks.
    For example....the Dandenong OPEN, the MCC OPEN, the Box Hill OPEN, the Winter INTERCLUB, and many more.
    A 9 week tourney hardly seems appropriate for a Grand Prix structure.

    Hold off on your assume, BFG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starter
    Victoria has few week-enders, and more tournaments spread over 7 o r 9 weeks. For example....the Dandenong OPEN, the MCC OPEN, the Box Hill OPEN, the Winter INTERCLUB, and many more.
    Are the Mexicans scared of weekend forays across the border?

    Or do they really need 9 weeks to play a chess tournament?

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    GP Programmes and Posters now at the printers. Final tally was 46 tournaments:

    NSW 15
    VIC 8
    QLD 7
    WA 6
    TAS 4
    ACT 3
    SA 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian_Jones
    Are the Mexicans scared of weekend forays across the border?
    Dunno Brian. I will put it in our next newsletter and ask a few of them.
    In the mean-time, can you advise if the highway that gets us to some of the NSW chess events passes through Cronulla.

    And, is there any known by-pass for the NSW section from Albury to Holbrook?

    Or do they really need 9 weeks to play a chess tournament?



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    Passport or pass-out required?

    Quote Originally Posted by starter
    In the mean-time, can you advise if the highway that gets us to some of the NSW chess events passes through Cronulla. And, is there any known by-pass for the NSW section from Albury to Holbrook?
    I think if you start at Tullermarine (or that other flat place out towards Geelong) and then go vertically you will find that you can descend on Sydney or Gold Coast or Coffs Harbour or Dubbo.

    Why not take the family and visit the Dubbo Zoo (and the Big Telescope at Parkes!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by starter
    Hold off on your assume, BFG.
    Sorry Starter for being mischievous. Was just having a gentle dig at one of FG7s claims in another thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by firegoat7
    Victorian chess has clearly the strongest chess scene in the country.
    Last edited by BFG; 16-12-2005 at 10:38 AM.

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