20th ANU Open Chess Championship 2012
and ANU Minor (U1600) Championship 2012

Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July 2012
a Class 4 Myer Tan Australian Chess Grand Prix Event

(Please see map here and click on grid EF-32.
Any orange colour car park adjacent to Building 105 will be free on Saturday and Sunday.)

part of the 20th ANU Chess Festival

Results will be posted here when available.

Please direct all enquiries about the ANU Open to the contact listed in the brochure - link 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 20 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 28 July
8:30 - 9:30am Registration
9:45am Opening ceremony
10:00 am Round 1
12:30 pm Round 2
3:00 pm Round 3
5:30 pm Round 4

Sunday 29 July
9:30am Round 5
12noon Round 6
2:30pm Round 7
5:15pm Presentations

Accommodation and transport

Accommodation suggestions include the following:

University House, ANU
Cnr Balmain Cr & Liversidge St, Acton, ACT 2601
T: (02) 6125 5211 F: (02) 6125 5252
Email: accommodation.unihouse@anu.edu.au

Parking at the venue is free on Saturday and Sunday.

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

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, 2012 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 High Schools / Colleges Championship (Thursday 2 August, University House).

  • Click here for details and entry form.

ANU Primary Schools Championship (Friday 3 August, University House).
  • Click here for details and entry form.

ACT Go Championship (same time and venue as ANU Open)

2012 University Co-Op Bookshop Simul by an IM or GM (tba) (Friday 27 July)
  • The ANU is very pleased to host a Chess Exhibition from 4.30pm on Friday 27 July at King O’Malley’s in Garema Place, Civic.

    This year, a GM or an IM will play a 20 board simul against members of the public. Book voucher prizes from the ANU Co-op Bookshop will be given to players who can win (or draw) against the master.

    This is the first event in the 20th Australian National University Chess Festival 2012.

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

  • Sponsored by the ANU Co-op Bookshop and King O'Malley's.
Go Exhibition (Friday 27 July)
  • 4:30 - 6:30pm, Garema Place, Civic

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Updated 14 June 2012