Best in the West

It is on again this year! Saturday and Sunday 28th-29th August! Presented by the Hobsons Bay Chess Club and our major sponsors, Bendigo Bank and Barry Plant. See here for previous results (not held in 2020).

A 5 Round, Category 3 Australian Chess Grand Prix Tournament
VENUE:  Louis Joel Community
  5 Sargood Street, Altona
  (Melways ref 54H11)
DATE:  Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th August
PRIZES:  1st: $1200
2nd: $600
3rd: $300
Rating group winners: $200
(Players split into lower thirds for two rating group prizes)
And various Junior Prizes
Round 1: 10.30 am
Round 2: 2.00 pm
Round 3: 5.30 pm
Round 4: 10.30 am
Round 5: 2.00 pm
Prize-giving ceremony: 5.00 pm
TIME CONTROL:  60 minutes with an additional 30 seconds per move from move 1


$60 Standard
$50 Concession (Pensioners and Full Time Students)
$40 Juniors (U/18 as of 29th August 2021)
A Late Entry Fee of $10 will apply to all entries received after Tuesday 24th August
FREE for GM/WGM/IM/FM/WIM if entered by Tuesday  24th August
Entries and payments will be accepted until 10.15am Saturday 29th August
HALF POINT BYES:  A maximum of one half point bye only will be permitted for Rounds 1 to 3
ENQUIRIES:  Tony Davis – 0408306063
ENTRY FORM:  Download Best in the West Entry Form (when available)

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