I recall this event being promoted by Australian IA Gary Bekker last January during the Queenstown Chess Classic in New Zealand. It was very tempting to attend. What with a nice beach holiday plus chess at this very luxurious venue. Aah, next time, I decided. Too many things to do is always my excuse.
In any case, the tournament will commence tomorrow featuring some familiar names. Our friends from New Zealand Hilton Bennett and Paul Spiller will be in attendance. And so will a regular contributor to this blog, Pinoy journo Marlon Bernardino.
Good luck to all and enjoy. Wish we could be there.