ANU Open 2017

2017 ANU Open - 29th & 30th July 2017

A Class 4

Chess Grand Prix Event

The Australian National University (ANU) wishes to invite entries for the 25th ANU Open Championship 2017 and ANU Minor (Under 1600) Championship 2017.


ANU School of Art, Building 105, ANU, Acton, ACT (Please see map at and refer to “School of Art”. Any orange colour car park adjacent to Building 105 will be free on Saturday and



8:30am – 9:30am Saturday 29th July

Saturday 29th July Sunday 30th July

9:45am Open Ceremony

10:00am Round 1 9:30am Round 5

1:00pm Round 2 12:00pm Round 6

4:00pm Round 3 2:30pm Round 7

7:00pm Round 4 5:15pm Presentations


60 minutes a side plus 10 seconds per move from the start (Fischer)


$80 Adult; $60 Juniors and Concessions.

$10 discount for entries received before Friday 21st July

Entry is free for GMs, WGMs, IMs and WIMs.

Entries close at 9:30am on Saturday 29th July.

Director of Play : IA Charles Zworestine

*An online entry form is here:

Open Section Minor Section

First prize: $1000 $400

Second prize: $500 $250

Third Prize: $250 $150

1800-1999 1st $200 1200-1399 1st $100

1600-1799 1st $150 1000-1199 1st $100

Under 1000 1st $100

Best ANU Player 1st $100 Unrated 1st $100

Best Junior 1st $100 Best Female 1st $100

Players are eligible for only one prize. In the event of a tie for the trophy, the winner will be decided on a count back of scores. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes are guaranteed. All other prizes are dependent upon the number of entries received. Unrated players in the Minor Section are only eligible for the Unrated Prize.

Rating and special prizes will be awarded based on the highest Score achieved – Score expected) for each eligible player.


Accommodation suggestions within easy reach of School of Art include the following:

University House, ANU

Cnr Balmain Cr & Liversidge St, Acton, ACT 2601

T: (02) 6125 5211 F: (02) 6125 5252


Canberra City YHA

7 Akuna Street

Canberra City, ACT 2601

T: (02) 6248 9155 F: (02) 6249 1731




Saturday 29th July 8:30am – 9:30am

Saturday 29th July

9:45am Open Ceremony

Round 1 10:00am

Round 2 1:00pm

Round 3 4:00pm

Round 4 7:00pm

Sunday 30th July

Round 5 9:30am

Round 6 12:00 noon

Round 7 2:30pm

Presentations 5:15pm

General ANU Open Enquiries:

Shun Ikeda, Co-ordinator, 25th ANU Open Championsip 2017

T: 02 6125 4030 (bh)