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Bas
15-02-2004, 01:57 PM
Announcement for the 38th BALLARAT BEGONIA TOURNAMENT
(6-8th March 2004).

We are hoping to even emulate last years effort when we had a record of 120 entrants.

Invitations are extended for the 38th Ballarat Begonia Open to be conducted by the Ballarat Chess Club Inc. The tournament will be FIDE rated and it will be part of the Grand Prix (Class 3). It will be held at the regular venue, which offers excellent playing conditions and is located in the heart of the city close to all facilities.

Date: The Victorian Labour Day long weekend,
Saturday 6th to Monday 8th March 2004.

Venue: AmenitiesCentre, Old Gaol Building, School of Mines,
Lydiard St South, Ballarat.

Schedule: The tournament will be a 7 round Swiss starting at 1.30 pm Saturday with the final round on Monday at 2.00 pm. The rate of play will be 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move increment from move 1.

Entries: $60.00 adult, $50.00 concession for pensioners and unemployed
$30 for juniors under 14 years of age.

Prizes: Outright prizes: 1st $1,000 2nd $500 3rd $300 4th $200
Three Rating Groups: 1st $250 2nd $100
All prizes are guaranteed by the club.

The organising committee has pre-booked a limited quantity of budget accommodation, which will be allocated on first application basis, so if you are interested please contact us early.

Contacts.Telephone: Patrick Cook 03 53316658 or Bas van Riel 03 53316439
Postal:Box1242, Ballarat Mail Centre Vic 3354
E-mail: bvanriel@ncable.net.au
Web site: http://www.auschess.org.au/ballarat/bccindex.htm