Welcome to the website for the Begonia Open Chess Tournament for 2017.
It's coming soon- 4 Australian Grandmasters head the lineup, rising star, Anton Smirnov IM has notified his intention to play, and entries are increasing daily. The Tournament will be FIDE
rated, and experienced commentator IM Robert Jamieson will provide live commentary after the success of
this in 2016.
So hold the dates (March 11-13, 2017) and start planning for your weekend in Ballarat!
Entries are open! Go to the Entries page to register your interest.
This year's Arbiters are: IA Peter Tsai, assisted by Nigel Barrow, Bjorn Lategan.