from 2 to 10 January
2023 Australian Open and Minor
Preston Room, Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
148 The Esplanade, Scarborough, WA
Congratulations GM Temur Kuybokarov --
2023-24 Australian Open Chess Champion
Full lists of prizewinners and links to results for all tournaments are posted under Pairings/Results
Early entry available until December 12!
Early entry "door prize": one of the first 40 entries, selected at random, will receive free entry to the Open/Minor!
The winner will be drawn at the Opening Ceremony.
The biennial Australian Open Championships is one of Australia's premier chess events. In January 2023, this event will be run by the Chess Association of Western Australia, on behalf of the Australian Chess Federation.
The 2023 Australian Open will be a GM norm tournament, the first event in this category to be held on Australian shores since 2020. It will be an 11 round Swiss, open to all players regardless of rating.
The 2023 Australian Minor is another 11 round Swiss tournament, running parallel to the Australian Open. The Minor is restricted to players rated below 1500 FIDE (or 1600 ACF, for players without a FIDE rating).
The event will be hosted by the beautiful Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough. Players will be able to enjoy Scarborough's perfect beach, art projects, outdoor heated swimming pool, children's playgrounds, laid-back cafes, and a wide range of restaurants and vibrant bars along the beachside. There will also be some of the best chess that you will find anywhere. It has the makings of a memorable tournament.
For visiting players, there are plenty of accommodation options available within Scarborough and surrounding suburbs.
Here is the official brochure for the 2023 Australian Open.
Feel free to email the organisers with any questions that you may have.
(Image source: City of Stirling)