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2009 Events:

Solomon Islands International Chess Championship, Honiara (SOL)
Dates: 24.09.09 - 28.09.09
Organiser: Solomon Islands Chess Federation and Gary Bekker
Web Site: http://www.auschess.org.au/oceania/solomons/invitational.htm
Info: 10 player, FIDE rated, round robin. Entry by invitation.
Time control is 90 minutes + 30 seconds/move. See website for more info.

George Trundle NZ Masters, Auckland (NZL)
Dates: 26.09.09 - 04.10.09
Organiser: Mike Steadman
Web Site: http://www.aucklandchesscentre.co.nz/
Info: 9 round, FIDE rated, IM norm tournament, and Qualifiers event. Auckland
Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell, St, Mount Eden. Games played daily.

Dandenong Club Championship, Dandenong (AUS)
Dates: 30.09.09 - 02.12.09
Organiser: Dandenong Chess Club
Web Site: http://www.dandychess.org.au/
Info: FIDE rated championship event. Restricted to club members.

Victorian Chess Championship, Melbourne (AUS)
Dates: 10.10.09 - 15.11.09
Organiser: Chess Victoria
Web Site: http://chessvictoria.netfirms.com/
Info: FIDE rated championship event. Restricted to the top 12 applicants.

Réunion International Open, Sainte Marie, Réunion (FRA)
Dates: 10.10.09 - 17.10.09
Organisers: Jean Olivier
Web Site: http://www.echiquierdunord.re/
Info: 9-round FIDE-rated Swiss on this spectacular island just south-west of Mauritius.
Time control is 90 minutes + 30 sec/move. Regular flights are available from Perth.

Canterbury Open, Sydney (AUS)
Dates: 12.10.09 - 23.11.09
Organisers: Geoffrey Britton
Web Site: http://www.nswca.org.au/clubs/canterbury.htm
Info: 7-round FIDE-rated Swiss over 7 consecutive Monday nights.
40 moves in 90 minutes then 30 minutes to finish.

Merv Morrison Memorial, Auckland (NZL)
Dates: 23.10.09 - 26.10.09
Organiser: Mike Steadman
Web Site: http://www.aucklandchesscentre.co.nz/
6 round, FIDE rated, open Swiss, and an U/1700 reserves event. Auckland Chess Centre,
17 Cromwell St, Mount Eden, Auckland. Time control of all moves in 90 minutes + 60 seconds/move.

Melbourne Cup Weekender, Melbourne (AUS)
Dates: 30.10.09 - 03.11.09
Organiser: Melbourne Chess Club
Web Site: http://www.melbournechessclub.org/
Info: FIDE Rated 9 round Swiss held over the Melbourne Cup long weekend.
Time control is 90 minutes + 30 sec/move.

JR White Fiji National Championships, Suva (FIJ)
Dates: 03.12.09 - 07.12.09
Organiser: Fiji Chess Federation
Web Site: http://www.fijichess.com/
Info: Weekend National Championship event.

Australian Masters, Melbourne (AUS)
Dates: 05.12.09 - 13.12.09
Organiser: Leonid Sandler
Web Site: http://chessvictoria.netfirms.com/
Info: International FIDE title tournament.

Commonwealth Chess Championship, Singapore (SIN)
Dates: 09.12.09 - 15.12.09
Organiser: Ignatius Leong
Web Site: -
Info: Asian teams event.

Asian Team Championship, Kolkata (IND)
Dates: 20.12.09 - 29.12.09
Organiser: Dibyendu Barua
Web Site: http://www.indianchessfed.org/
Info: Asian teams event.

2010 Events:

Australian Open Chess Championships, Sydney (AUS)
Dates: 02.01.10 - 13.01.10
Organiser: Norths Chess Club
Web Site: http://www.australianchesschampionship.com/
Info: FIDE rated 11-Round Swiss event and reserve tournament.
Come and join us on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

New Zealand Chess Championships, Auckland (NZL)
Dates: 02.01.10 - 14.01.10
Organiser: Auckland Chess Centre
Web Site: http://www.aucklandchesscentre.co.nz/2010-nz-chess-congress
Info: FIDE rated 11-round swiss. 40 moves in 90 minutes + 30 minutes
for the rest of the game, plus 60 seconds from move one.

Australian Junior Chess Championships, Hobart (AUS)
Dates: 14.01.10 - 25.01.10
Organiser: Tasmanian Chess Association
Web Site: http://www.chesstasmania.org.au/AJCC/
Info: FIDE rated 11-Round Swiss event with various junior age categories.

Begonia Open, Ballarat (AUS)
Dates: 06.03.10 - 08.03.10
Organiser: Ballarat Chess Club
Web Site: http://www.ballaratchess.com/
Info: FIDE rated 7-round Swiss, with over 90 players from around Australia participating.

Doeberl Cup, Canberra (AUS)
Dates: 02.04.10 - 05.04.10
Organiser: Lara Bishop
Web Site: http://www.doeberlcup.com.au/
Info: Australia's premier FIDE-rated open tournament, held over the Easter
long weekend. Hellenic Club of Canberra. The Premier is a 9-round FIDE-rated
tournament restricted to those over 1800. With a prizefund of over $16,000 this
is easily Australia's biggest and best long weekend tournament.

Asian Championships, Subic (PHI)
Dates: 12.05.10 - 24.05.10
Organiser: Philippine Chess Federation
Web Site: http://www.ncfphilippines.org/
Info: Asian individual championship event. Each Oceania federation is allowed to nominate
a representative, typically entitled to free accommodation.