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2008 Vic Open Championship

The 2008 Victorian Open Championship will be held on the Queens Birthday weekend June 7, 8, and 9.
The tournament will held at 3 Rochester Road Canterbury and will be organised by the Box Hill Chess Club
vic open smerdon.jpg (25419 bytes)2007 winner IM David Smerdon with 
Box Hill Chess Club president Gladys Liu 
at the prize giving last year
The 2008 Championship will be organized by the Box Hill Chess Club on behalf of Chess Victoria 

The venue is located at 3 Rochester Road Canterbury and is within 5 minutes walk from Canterbury Station.
The venue is close to the famous Maling Road shops
There is ample parking nearby

The tournament organisers have yet to appoint
the arbiter

Grand Prix registration
The tournament has been registered as a class 3 grand prix tournament

Playing schedule:

June 7: Round 1:11.30
Round 216.00  
June 8: Round 3:10.00 
Round 4:  14.30
Round 5:  19.00
June 9:Round 610.00
Round 7:14.30

Tournament rules:
Rate of Play:  90 minutes per player per game plus 30 seconds per move from move one
Ratings: Nationally rated and FIDE rated

Prize giving: 
June 9
 at 18.00

Entry Fees:
$65 less $15 early bird discount if paid by May 30.
Free entry for Grand Masters and International Masters 
provided their entries are received during the early bird entry period

Entry conditions: 
Open to all members from CV affiliated clubs, as well as Interstate, and international visitors and non members of affiliated clubs
prepared to pay a $10 registration fee.

Cash or cheque to the Box Hill Chess Club Inc.

Print the attached entry form and submit by mail to 2008 Vic Open Championshipc/o
6 Andrew Street Forest Hill. 3131 
address on the form or in person at the Box Hill Chess Club.

Gerrit Hartland, tournament organizer 
Telephone 9878 3163.

Closing of Entries
Entries  will close at 10.30 on Saturday morning at the venue. 
All entries must be accompanied by the required entry fee   
Prize Fund
A prize pool of $3999  minimum including  a $1200 first prize will be offered.
There will be ratings prizes in eight divisions.

Open1st $1200
Open2nd $800
Open3rd $400
rating group  A [one prize]1ST $150
rating group  B [one prize]1ST $150
rating group  C [one prize]1ST $150
rating group  D [one prize]1ST $150
rating group  E [one prize]1ST $150
rating group  F [one prize]1ST $150
rating group  G [one prize]1st $150
rating group  H [one prize]1st $150
Unrated              [one prize]1st $100
Prize money is shared between eligible players on equal points