Archive for July, 1999

April 7-9, 1999

The first ever National Junior Open was played in Canberra at the Burns Club in Kambah. This tournament was the brainchild of ACT Junior Chess guru, Geoff Butler. It follows very well the philosophy I was discussing earlier about trying to encourage junior players to continue playing chess when they reach the ripe old teenage years . To assist this the tournament was open to anyone 20 years young or younger.