Just received a note from Brian Jones that RP's GM Rogelio Antonio Jr has entered the Sydney International Open. That list of entries is quite impressive now with 10 grandmasters scheduled to participate. If you want to play, don't forget to enter and to submit that leave request to the boss.
Note also, that the SIO comes immediately after the legendary Doeberl Cup. Is it that time already? If you haven't made reservations for accommodation, you better do it now, quickly! I just did mine. And in case, you're looking for accommodation options, here is an old link on Ian Rout's website.