17th ANU Open Chess Championship 2009
and ANU Minor (U1600) Championship 2009

Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 July 2009
a Class 4 Yulgilbar - Think Big Australian Chess Grand Prix event

Fenner Hall, 210 Northbourne Ave, Canberra

part of the 17th ANU Chess Festival

Results will be posted here when available.

Please direct all enquiries about the ANU Open to the contact listed below.

This page will be updated as more information is received.

## Download the brochure which includes the entry form and accommodation suggestions.

Prizes - Open section

  • first prize $1,000
  • second $500
  • third $250

  • 1800-1999 $200
  • 1600-1799 $150
  • Best ANU player $100

Prizes - Under 1600 section

  • first prize $400
  • second $250
  • third $150

  • 1200-1399 $100
  • 1000-1199 $100
  • U/1000 $100
Players are eligible for only one prize. In the event of a tie for the trophy, the winner will be decided on a countback of scores. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes are guaranteed. All other prizes are dependent upon the number of entries received.

Entry fees

$10 discount for entries received before Friday 17 July.


  • Adults $75
  • Juniors/Concessions $50
(payment methods below)

GM, IM, WGM, WIM free

Time limits

  • For all moves: 60 minutes plus 10 seconds from the start (Fischer mode)

Director of Play

  • IA Charles Zworestine


Saturday 25 July
8:30 - 9:30am Registration
9:45am Opening ceremony
10:00am Round 1
12:30pm Round 2
3:00pm Round 3
5:30pm Round 4

Sunday 26 July
9:30am Round 5
12noon Round 6
2:30pm Round 7
5:15pm Presentations

Accommodation and transport

Accommodation suggestions include the following:

Canberra City YHA
7 Akuna Street
Canberra City 2501
Phone: (02) 6248 9155
Fax: (02) 6249 1731
Email: canberracity@yhansw.org.au

Canberra Rex Hotel
150 Northbourne Ave, Braddon
T: 02 6248 5311 Free: 1 800 025 103
Email: reservations@canberrarexhotel.com.au
Web page: www.canberrarexhotel.com.au

Parking at the venue is free on Saturday and Sunday.

See here for ACTION buses.

For further information on all chess events e-mail Shun Ikeda or ph (02) 6125 4030 (w).
Please send entries to Paul Dunn, Treasurer, 2009 ANU Open

By fax: (02) 6125 0745 (c/- Shun Ikeda)
By post: 20 Richmond Street, Macquarie ACT 2514
Phone: (02) 6251 1360
E-mail: pdunn88@aol.com

Please make cheques payable to: “ANU Chess Festival”

Or alternatively, directly deposit the amount into the following bank account. Please write your name in the "Description" box and send Shun Ikeda an e-mail to that effect.

  • Account Name: ACTCA Inc. - ANU Chess Festival Account
  • BSB No.: 062903
  • Account No.: 1030 4147

More about the ANU Chess Festival ...
ANU Primary Schools Championship (Wednesday 12 August, University House).
  • Click here for details and entry form.

ANU High Schools / Colleges Championship (Thursday 13 August, University House).
  • Click here for details and entry form.

ACT Go Championship (same time and venue as ANU Open) 2009 University Co-Op Bookshop Outdoor Chess Exhibition (Friday 24 July)
  • The ANU is very pleased to host an Outdoor Chess Exhibition from 12-2pm in Garema Place, Civic in front of King O’Malley’s and/or its vicinities.

    Book voucher prizes from the ANU Co-op Bookshop may be won by lucky participants.

  • Info: Shaun Press; ph: 6125 8828 (w)

  • Sponsored by the ANU Co-op Bookshop and King O'Malley's.
Go Exhibition (Friday 24 July)
  • 12 - 2pm, Garema Place, Civic

Sponsors and links

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Updated 21 May 2009