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    2007 Darling Downs Open

    Hi all,

    I am pleased to announce the reappearance of this tournament on the Qld tournament schedule. http://www.caq.org.au/htm/DDO2007.htm

    Darling Downs Open 2007

    Dates
    Saturday 16 June - Sunday 17 June 2007

    Venue
    Toowoomba Grammar Junior School,
    Herries Street, Toowoomba.

    Prizes
    $500 1st place
    $300 2nd place
    $200 3rd place
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    Rating Prizes:- under 1500 1st $150, 2nd $100.
    Under 1000 – 1st $150, 2nd $100
    Junior (Under 18) – trophies and medallions;
    Best Toowoomba player $100.

    Session times
    Registration: 9-30am to 10-30am Saturday.
    Round 1 - 11am, Round 2 – 1-30pm, round 3 – 4pm.
    Sunday Round 4 – 9am, Round 5 – 11-30pm, Round 6 – 2pm.

    Time controls
    60 minutes plus 10 seconds per move (Fischer)

    Arbiter - Kevin Duncan

    Entry fee and conditions
    Adult’s $50. Pensioners/Full Time Students $40. Juniors $30.
    Late entry fee (After 15 June) an additional $10. All non-CAQ members, an additional $10 CAQ joining fee.

    Entries/enquiries
    Post entries to: Ross Mills,
    16 Prosser St., Rockville, Toowoomba 4350.
    Phone: (07) 4634.2548 or 0419 753 626.
    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    This will be one not to miss !

    Congrats to Toowoomba for putting this tournament on.

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    Yes. Very best to Toowoomba after what has been a few difficult years. Brian T, do you know who is the driving force behind Toowoomba these days?
    There is no cure for leftism. Its infestation of the host mostly diminishes with age except in the most rabid of specimens.

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    I have heard that the man in Toowoomba is Alan Thomas and I also see Ross Mill's name on the entry form so maybe he is back as well.

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    We should try and find out who is going up from Brissie and all book into the same motel or something. That way we could have a few beers or a barbie or something on the Sat evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeL
    We should try and find out who is going up from Brissie and all book into the same motel or something. That way we could have a few beers or a barbie or something on the Sat evening.
    I am considering going! I wonder how many people wont now that I have said that

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeL
    We should try and find out who is going up from Brissie and all book into the same motel or something. That way we could have a few beers or a barbie or something on the Sat evening.
    Top idea George. I'll ask around at Redcliffe CC.
    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeL
    We should try and find out who is going up from Brissie and all book into the same motel or something. That way we could have a few beers or a barbie or something on the Sat evening.
    Are you putting your hand up to be lead organiser in making this happen?

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    okay

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    Update.

    Hi everyone

    Just to let you know that I have emailed Alan Thomas this morning to ask if he knew of a good motel/hotel somewhere in the vicinity of the tournament venue.

    I'll post any updated information in this thread.

    Cheers
    George.

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    Update

    Hi everyone

    Sorry for taking a while to get back to you all regarding Toowoomba.

    The motel that Garvin and I and a few others are staying at in Toowoomba is the Comfort Inn Grammer View. It is just across the road from the playing venue.

    The phone number for them is 4638 3366. I thought it would be a good idea for everyone to book their own room. There is another event at the Grammer School that weekend (June 16 and 17) and they are expecting that the few rooms they have available won’t last terribly long (they do have a few available at the moment). So it would be a good idea to book soon.

    The rate for a double room was $107.00.

    Garvo - I have booked a 'family' room for us at $135.00. It has a queen bed in one room and two singles in the other. That means there is room for one other - If anyone is interested then let us know. For three people it will be $45.00 each.

    Cheers and best of luck with your chess.

    Look forward to catching up with everyone at the Peninsula Open (or Interclub).

    Cheers
    George Lester.

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    Addendum.

    hi everyone

    Garvin will probably post more on this when he gets the time (he is assistant DOPing at Sydney) but there was a lady at the Qld Open who is able to billet people.

    Garvin will probably say more about this later.

    Also, Mark Stokes has a mate up there (in Toowoomba) who has a big house and could possibly billet some people too. You could proably contact Mark in the first instance if this idea appeals.

    Cheers
    George.

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    Message for Boris

    Hi Brian

    Could you please double-check with Tony Weller tonite that he received an email from me on Sunday afternoon about motel details in Toowoomba ?

    I wasn't expecting a reply but it would be good to know for sure he got the email.

    Cheers
    George.

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    Ok, will do.
    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    That's an affirmative GL.
    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

    See you in another life, brotha.

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