Begonia Open Chess Tournament

52nd Begonia Open 2018

Anton Smirnov and James Morris share top spot

A near record number of entries this year, with 139 participants vying for the generous prizes on offer.

A write-up of the tournament will be posted shortly.

Prize List


Games Download pgn here



Photos by Sabrina Koetsier and Rob Loveband

Australia's best regional tournament

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