2023 Australian Open and associated tournaments – 2nd to 10th January, 2023 in WA

2023 Australian Open and associated tournaments – 2nd to 10th January, 2023

The Chess Association of WA Inc. will be presenting:

2023 Australian Open
[GM norm event, no minimum rating requirement]


2023 Australian Minor
[restricted to players rated under 1600 ACF or 1500 FIDE]

Event Brochure: 2023 Australian Open – Brochure.pdf

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/2023ausopen/home

Both tournaments will consist of 11 rounds and will be ACF- and FIDE-rated.

Venue: Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
148 The Esplanade, Scarborough WA


Day 1			2nd January
Registration		from 1:00pm
Opening Ceremony 		2:30pm
Round 1			3:30pm

Day 2			3rd January
Round 2			9:30am
Round 3			3:30pm

Day 3			4th January
Round 4			2:00pm

Day 4			5th January
Round 5			9:30am
Round 6			3:30pm

Day 5			6th January
Round 7			2:00pm

Day 6			7th January
Round 8			9:30am
Round 9			3:30pm

Day 7			8th January
Australian Blitz Championship	2:00pm

Day 8			9th January
Round 10			2:00pm

Day 9			10th January
Round 11			10:00am
Closing Ceremony		5:00pm

Prizes (AUD)

Open	 	Minor	 	Blitz	 
1st	3000	1st	500	1st	400
2nd	2000	2nd	300	2nd	250
3rd	1000	3rd	200	3rd	150
4th	700	U1300	200	U2100	100
5th	500	U1100	200	U1900	100
6th	400	Unrated	200	U1700	100
7th	300	 	 	U1500	100
8th	200	 	 	U1300	100
U2000	250	 	 	U1100	100
U1800	250	 	 	Unrated	100
U1600	250	 	 		 
Unrated	250

The leading Australian female player in the Open will be awarded the title of 2023 Australian Women’s Champion and $600 in prize money.

The leading Australian player in the Open being born in 1973 or earlier will be awarded the title of 2023 Australian Seniors’ Champion and $600 in prize money.

Entry Fees (AUD)

Early entries (received by 12th December):

Tournament	Adult	Concession	
Open	        $200.00	$160.00	
Minor	        $150.00	$120.00

Standard entries (received after 12th December):

Tournament	Adult	Concession	
Open	        $230.00	$190.00	
Minor	        $180.00	$150.00

Free entry for GMs, WGMs, IMs, WIMs

Blitz: $30 (entries received up to 6th Jan)
$40 (entries received after 6th Jan)

Half-Point Byes

Players may opt for 1 half-point bye, in Rounds 1-7 only. Requests must be in writing, and received by the start of the preceding round.


Andrew Hardegen (CAWA Senior Vice-President)
Alan Wolstencroft (CAWA President)
Faith Tee (CAWA Junior Vice-President)

Chief Arbiter: IA Charles Zworestine

Parking and Transport

Secure parking is available on site. $10/day for participants. Parking is also available on nearby streets and at various other locations within Scarborough.


Accommodation is available on site at Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough for a discounted rate. Use the Promo Code: Conv10

Quality Resort Sorrento are pleased to provide discounted self-catering accommodation, including parking, Wi-Fi, and breakfast.
Quality Resort Sorrento – Special Booking Link

Various accommodation options, covering all needs and budgets, are available in Scarborough and surrounding suburbs.


Entries must be made through TryBooking: https://www.trybooking.com/CBFXR

Enquiries can be directed to the organisers at 2023auschessopen@gmail.com


Entries close 30th December 2022. No late entries will be accepted.

FA Andrew Hardegen
Southern Suburbs Chess Club (Perth)

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