We're not all about complaining. Kudos go to that bunch who organise chess events down in the Australian Capital Territory. These guys really know a thing or two about chess promotion and organisation.
They've obviously got my details from previous visits and have kept it on file. I don't mind this at all for this allows them to inform me of upcoming events. It's all about "direct marketing".
Today, I received my brochure for the 14th ANU Chess Festival. This is a big event comprising several tournaments: the main chess open, a "Go" competition, and the national computer chess championships. The brochure is nothing fancy and has everything I need to know like round times, prizes and accomodation. Very simple but effective.
The venue is in the grounds of the Australian National University - the country's equivalent to Harvard.
For more information, visit Ian Rout's page.