Welcome to the 2018 Ballarat Begonia Open

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, Zong Yuan Zhao GM, Anton Smirnov GM, Moulthun Ly and Darryl Johansen GM.

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Read about last year's and previous tournaments here.. more

Ballarat Chess Club Inc appreciates the support of our sponsors

Major Sponsor: PPT Financial

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Valued Sponsor: Tornelo & Chess Microbase

This web-based application ("in the cloud") allows a single arbiter to run a world-class event with instant results updates, pairings, game collection and more. You can run the event on any internet-connected device; an iPhone, tablet or computer.

Chess Microbase: Create your own microbases and take them with you wherever you go! Perfect for storing and annotating your own games.

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'Friends of Begonia Tournament'
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