53rd Begonia Open 2019

GM Moulthun Ly and IM Stephen Solomon win in 2019

Anna and Patrick present the winners their prizes

Several of the large group of equal third prize winners - Darryl Johansen, Junta Ikeda, Zongyuan Zhao, Bobby Cheng and Jack Puccini. On right: Ratings Group A winners, Ross Lam and Tony Davis

B group winner, Myiesha Maunders, 2nd place - Lillian Lu and Jackie Li

Om O'Carroll, Angela Feng, Sean Macak, Greg Brown and Matthew Southall - winners of the C Group prize
The Ballarat Begonia Open Kevin Perrin Trophy

Prize List


Inaugural Under 1200 winners: Nathan Kong and Mohan Thandi

First prize winners on 5 wins were Nathan Kong and Mohan Thandi, with Nathan taking home the trophy after a playoff, and both players also winning $175 each.

Paul Huver, Eddy Soetanto, Oliver Fenton, Elizabeth Warren, Shara Mohanakrishnan, and Ballarat's Leonard Goodison all received $20 as equal 3rd prize.




Photos by Sabrina Koetsier

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and some more photos of the day below!

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