Two Australians are in action in overseas assignments. Tim Reilly is again on his annual trip to New Zealand for that country's chess championships. This 114th congress returns to the town of Wanganui. Reilly is on 1 point after beating Chris Burns in the first round.
Across in the UK, international master John-Paul Wallace is competing in the Hastings International Chess Congress. The event is the longest-running chess congress anywhere in the world. Wallace has so far scored just 3.5 points going into round six.