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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