Saturday, March 7, 2009

2009 43rd Ballarat Begonia Open Begins

The 2009 43rd Ballarat Begonia Open will be held from the 7th-9th of March (during the long weekend) and the venue is the historic Old Gaol building. The top 10 boards play in "elevation" which is lower than the normal boards, referred to as "the pit" (sorry if that explanation seemed strange). This tournament is FIDE-rated and is a Category 3 Grand Prix. The top seed has not been officially announced.

4 comments:

Ivan said...

Hello,

I plan to be in Sydney April 28-May 10.

Please let me know if there are any chess related events during this time.

Ivan

OzChess.com said...

The Begonia was a fantastic display of chess and a well attended event. Congrats to everyone, and special appreciation to the organisors.

Alex

GeniusProphecy said...

Hi Ivan,

See my latest post. Thanks.

GeniusProphecy

GeniusProphecy said...

Hi Alex,

Yes, this is always a well-run event every year.

GeniusProphecy