Best in the West

Unfortunately, this event has had to be cancelled for this year (2021).

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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