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    I really like having 9 rounds instead of 11, as it gives an opportunity for a weaker player to have a lucky run and win the tournament.

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    There are 4 grassed ovals (actually rectangles) abutting the playing halls at Ashwood Community Centre (site for the 2019 Australian Open Chess).
    Used on occasion for Croquet (3 days per week), Frisbee throwing, Dog walking, and Soccer practice.
    Make AXIOM a moderator and let real analysis cut the still night air.

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    Default Open Entries at 10 September

    GM Max Illingworth has entered
    FM Chris Wallis and FM Yita Choong have entered
    There are now 3 GMs in the Open

    No Name Feder Rtg Loc Title

    Code:
    1.  Smirnov, Anton      NSW   2549 2613 gm   
    2.  Illingworth, Max    NSW   2512 2629 gm   
    3.  Izzat, Kanan        AZE   2496 2560 im   
    4.  Papin, Vasily       RUS   2483 2538 gm   
    5.  Dale, Ari           VIC   2371 2453 im   
    6.  Wallis, Christopher VIC   2324 2384 fm   
    7.  Choong, Yita        WA    2211 2340 fm   
    8.  Mortensen, Henrik   DEN   1987 1907      
    9.  Dissanayake, Himath VIC   1950 1970      
    10. Sharman, Scot A     VIC   1582 1560      
    11. Watson, Jean        VIC   1555 1411      
    12. Flude, David A      VIC   1515 1506
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    Quote Originally Posted by MOZ View Post
    GM Max Illingworth has entered
    FM Chris Wallis and FM Yita Choong have entered
    There are now 3 GMs in the Open

    No Name Feder Rtg Loc Title

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    1.  Smirnov, Anton      NSW   2549 2613 gm   
    2.  Illingworth, Max    NSW   2512 2629 gm   
    3.  Izzat, Kanan        AZE   2496 2560 im   
    4.  Papin, Vasily       RUS   2483 2538 gm   
    5.  Dale, Ari           VIC   2371 2453 im   
    6.  Wallis, Christopher VIC   2324 2384 fm   
    7.  Choong, Yita        WA    2211 2340 fm   
    8.  Mortensen, Henrik   DEN   1987 1907      
    9.  Dissanayake, Himath VIC   1950 1970      
    10. Sharman, Scot A     VIC   1582 1560      
    11. Watson, Jean        VIC   1555 1411      
    12. Flude, David A      VIC   1515 1506
    Fantastic early indications of a strong field.
    The ACF must be chuffed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axiom View Post
    Fantastic early indications of a strong field.
    The ACF must be chuffed.
    After the Garvinator posted there was a rush of entries.
    Make AXIOM a moderator and let real analysis cut the still night air.

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    Default Entries to 8 OCT date

    Code:
    Name                         Fed  Title FRtg NRtg
    Smirnov,Anton                NSW  GM    2549 2613
    Illingworth,Max              NSW  GM    2512 2629
    Izzat,Kanan                  AZE  IM    2496 2560
    Papin,Vasily                 RUS  GM    2483 2538
    Dale,Ari                     VIC  IM    2371 2453
    Wallis,Christopher           VIC  FM    2323 2384
    Choong,Yita                  WA   FM    2211 2340
    Yang,Ray                     VIC        2065 2109
    Kelly,Adam                   WA   CM    2055 2170
    Parle,Hughston               QLD        2035 2054
    Mortensen,Henrik             DEN        1987 1907
    Dissanayake,Himath           VIC        1950 1970
    Spuler,David                 QLD        1935 1987
    Datar,Tejas                  VIC        1852 1792
    Li,Oliver                    VIC        1675 1619
    Cook,Geoff L                 VIC        1605 1550
    Sharman,Scot A               VIC        1582 1560
    Watson,Jean                  VIC        1555 1411
    Nemeth,Laszlo                VIC        1554 1462
    Flude,David A                VIC        1515 1506
    Bartley,George               SA         1408 1337
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    I was looking for a GM from Victoria

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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist View Post
    I was looking for a GM from Victoria
    He has been o/s as head honcho of our Olympic Team. But when he returns on 14/10/2018 to coach at Canterbury Junior Chess Club, I will be sure to advise him of your interest.
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    The 2018 Gold Coast Open winner
    IM Temur Kuybokarov
    has entered the Open
    Enter the Open or Minor Tournaments by 30 November and save $20

    2019 Australian Open

    Code:
    Name                         Fed  Title FRtg NRtg
    Smirnov,Anton                NSW  GM    2549 2613
    Kuybokarov,Temur             UZB  IM    2513 2584
    Illingworth,Max              NSW  GM    2512 2629
    Izzat,Kanan                  AZE  IM    2496 2560
    Papin,Vasily                 RUS  GM    2483 2538
    Dale,Ari                     VIC  IM    2371 2453
    Wallis,Christopher           VIC  FM    2323 2384
    Choong,Yita                  WA   FM    2211 2340
    Yang,Ray                     VIC        2065 2109
    Kelly,Adam                   WA   CM    2055 2170
    Parle,Hughston               QLD        2035 2054
    Borsa,Cristian               ROU        2017    0
    Mortensen,Henrik             DEN        1987 1907
    Dissanayake,Himath           VIC        1950 1970
    Spuler,David                 QLD        1935 1987
    Datar,Tejas                  VIC        1852 1792
    Gooch,Heath                  VIC        1812 1893
    Li,Oliver                    VIC        1675 1619
    Cook,Geoff L                 VIC        1605 1550
    Sharman,Scot A               VIC        1582 1560
    Chiverton,Fergus             VIC        1570 1428
    Watson,Jean                  VIC        1555 1411
    Nemeth,Laszlo                VIC        1554 1462
    Flude,David A                VIC        1515 1506
    Bartley,George               SA         1408 1337
    Chiverton,Barnaby            VIC        1254  998

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOZ View Post
    He has been o/s as head honcho of our Olympic Team. But when he returns on 14/10/2018 to coach at Canterbury Junior Chess Club, I will be sure to advise him of your interest.
    I am still waiting for a Victorian GM's name to appear on the list of entries - they seem an endangered species

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    Quote Originally Posted by GG on Chesschat
    I can see the format for the upcoming Australian Open as a litmus test for what the top players and those who are willing to play in the Australian Open are willing to put up with 'just to play'. If the event is well supported, attracts a lot of the top players and 'does well', however you define that, then the message could be read very clearly that a 1 round per day Australian Open is not required or wanted and so can be dispensed with for an event that organisers run much more cheaply and easier to manage logistically.
    This viewpoint is illogical in my opinion. The event will attract top players. After all, the organisers are actively interested in a successful tournament. Therefore the popularity of the tournament will not be a 'litmus test'. It is nonsense to suggest there is causal connection between popularity and desire to play in regards to approval of format.

    In reality, the organisers are forced to cover expensive costs for providing a venue. The only reason there are two rounds per day is for practical economic decisions. It is because of the ACF tendering system that organisers are forced to cover such a cost in their applications because they are the ones paying for the service. In fairness to the ACF, the cost of hiring a suitable venue for a long period of time has increased considerably over the last two decades. The irony will be that MCC will be empty and under utilsed during the tournament, but it has carrying capacity problems anyway if the tournament is over 120 players.

    However, there can be no doubt that 1 round per day is the International standard for high quality chess at the elite level. Would anybody expect World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen to play in the Australian Open?
    This is the real litmus test for what the format should be for the leading calender tournament in Australia. The real litmus test is what format is the best by International standards. Clearly, the ACF does not support these standards because otherwise it would intervene and either pay the costs involved for these standards to be met or negotiate a deal where they are non negotiable. The real reason the tournament is not 1 round per day is because the ACF tendering process is a flawed ideological concept. It is allows the ACF to pass the buck on the standards that should be set for such high quality tournaments.

    A third point. There needs to be more effort to work with other federations within the region to not clash events. For example, it seems silly to have major Australian and New Zealand events clashing on dates when some simple networking could ensure that both events could attract the same group of players. Instead of having an either or approach where players have to choose one or the other . With just the smallest agreement and logistical planing, a win/win scenario could take place, where players could play in both tournament.

    My final point is that a 1 round per day event can be easily be economical and even more productive then a 2 round per day event. Organisers should look at tournaments like the London classic and utilise a venue space to provide a Chess festival, where different groups of chess players pass through the same space. High quality coaching and match commentary is applicable in this space. Extra tournaments with added incentive for amateur players can enhance the spectacle, not diminish the value of the experience.
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    How can you expect to attract top foreign players when not even top Vic players are entering.

    I am surprised that there is not a philanthropist who loves the game and would offer a free decent venue. Gerry Harvey owns a resort at Byron Bay but the silly bugger is into race horses. The Singaporean guy who was into race horses he got us the QVB in Sydney one year because he owned it. I like your chess festival idea. I had strip chess once with the giant garden set in the park right on byron beach - it went amazing until the cops pulled the rug or bra strap or something. must rush off bye

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