January 2023 has been a very busy time for me.
The record breaking events in my home State have made me very proud.
The 2023 Australian Juniors Championships with more than 400 kids participating were held in Camberwell Boys Grammar School.
Only a few days later, I was the Tournament Director at the 2023 Oceania Zonal Championship, with nearly 300 players from 7 countries from our region competing for very substantial prize funds and qualification for the next stage of World Chess Championship cycle.
Some photos and reports can be seen here.
I was also privileged to meet the Hon. Minister for Sport, Tourism and Major Events & Minister for Creative Industries - Steve Dimopoulos who opened the 2023 Oceania Zonal Championships.
The photo of our short and very friendly game can be seen here.
Many more exciting events are planned for 2023!
Watch this space!
Leonid Sandler - International Master, Director Chess Australia Pty Ltd
Last Updated - Wesnesday 15th November, 2023