Australia's best regional tournament
2018 Begonia Open is shaping up to be another big one... most of Australia's GMs, many IMs and FMs and possibly two OS GMs have expressed interest in competing, as well as our regular cohort of supporters. GM Ian Rogers will provide Live Commentary again as it proved so popular in previous years. Peter Tsai will be our chief arbiter supported by Nigel Barrow and Bjorn Lategan again, and we will be utilising the great facilities at Clarendon College.
Labour Day weekend in 2018 is March 10 to 12, so pencil the tournament into your Chess Diary now!
Confirmed entries include Max Illingworth GM, Anton Smirnov GM, Moulthun Ly and Darryl Johansen GM.
Read about last year's and previous tournaments here.. more
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