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. We are lining up Live Commentary again as it proved so popular in 2017.

Labour Day weekend in 2018 is March 10 to 12, so pencil the tournament into your Chess Diary now!

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