Welcome to the 2020 Ballarat Begonia Open

Australia's best regional tournament

The Ballarat Begonia Open is a favourite amongst Australia's chess players. Most of Australia's GMs, many IMs and FMs and possibly 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, and we are moving the venue downtown to Ballarat Tech School at 136 Albert Street.

Labour Day weekend in 2020 is March 7 to 9, so book your accommodation now!

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Major Sponsor: PPT Financial

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Ballarat Chess Club Inc.
Box 1242
Ballarat Mail Centre
Vic 3354
Patrick Cook
03 5331 6658
0499 255 240
Kevin Perrin
03 5331 3711
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