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Friday, December 2, 2011

Fiji Chess International Open coming up in May, 2012

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Hello everyone,

Fiji has been witnessing a 'chess awakening' lately. We're happy to know that the 1st Fiji International Open Chess Championship is coming up in May 5th to 11th, 2012.

Venue: Peninsula International Hotel, Suva, Fiji

Format & Time Control: 9-Round Swiss with time control of 90 minute plus 30 seconds per move starting from move one.

Entry Fees:
The entry fee will be F$250 (approx A$135/NZ$175). Free entry for GM, IM, WGM, WIM.
There will be a discount of 20% on entry fee for those who register on or before 31 March 2012.

Guaranteed minimum total of F$10,000 as follows:
1st- $3,000, 2nd- $2,000, 3rd- $1,500, 4th- $1,000, 5th- $700, 6th- $500, 7th – $300. Best women- $500. Best local player: 1st- $300, 2nd- $200.

The Fiji Chess Federation has reserved rooms at the new look 3-star Peninsula International Hotel located in the heart of Suva.

All details are available at the Fiji Chess Federation website at

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