Chess champs converge on campus
Friday, 12 July 2002
Around 50 of Australia's (and some of Asia's) best chess players are expected to attend the second annual University Open National Chess Tournament, to be held this weekend (July 13-14) at the University of Adelaide.
The tournament is part of the Australian Chess Federation's Grand Prix circuit of events held throughout the nation.
Confirmed for the tournament is Australia's highest rated chess player and top seed, Grandmaster Ian Rogers, who has drawn with chess Super-Grandmaster Garry Kasparov of Russia.
Other players of note are:
The first prize is $800 and the total prize pool is $2800.
"The University Open prides itself on providing the chance for players of all abilities to play, with over $1400 in divisional prizes not going to the overall top players," says the Chief Tournament Organiser, Andrew Saint.
The first round of the tournament gets underway at 9.45am.
WHERE: 4th Floor, Union Building
University of Adelaide
North Terrace Campus
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14
The University Open's sponsors include local chess firms Knights And Bytes and The Chess Set, along with the Adelaide University Clubs Association, Bank SA and SANTOS.
Chief Tournament Organiser
President, Adelaide University Chess Club
Mobile: 0423 192 278