Those Victorians never want to be behind. After our post last night our inbox was immediately struck by an email from a southerner advising me of the upcoming Victorian Open this weekend. This event is often very impressive as it attracts some fairly strong players. For this year's event, the organisers will host GM Johansen and IM David Smerdon.
Of note also will be the 10th seed local junior James Morris. Rated only 1948, James is in line for the FM title owing to his performance in the Fiji Zonal last month.
Current list of entries is available here.