Chess die hards down under are set for a busy period between December 2005 and January 2006. Aussies can attend the Australian Chess Championships, rest for a week, then hop on over to New Zealand to play in Queenstown.The two events look set to be well organised - with each tournament being managed by highly respected and experienced gentlemen. The Aussies have former ACF Prez, Graeme Gardiner while the kiwis have no less than Grandmaster Murray Chandler at the helm.
For those in the northern hemisphere, why not come down for a mix of chess, sun, surf and maybe a bungee jump or two? I'm heading for Queenstown. Should be fun.