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Master Commentary at the Championships

Master level commentary of games in progress will be operated throughout the Championships. The MCC are currently assembling a team of commentators and have already secured the services of two ex-Australian Champions, three IM’s in total:


IM Robert Jamieson

IM Guy West

IM Leonid Sandler

There is the chance that some of these great players might compete in the Championship in which case they won’t be commentating. We will have a full list of commentators in advance of the Championship, including a schedule for who will be commentating on each day.

Listening to the thought processes and analytical skills of top players is a great way to develop one’s understanding of the game, so for those not playing, and those fast finishers, this will be a highlight of the tournament.

Extra Accomodation

The accommodation offer at Melbourne University has already proved very popular. The 1st January date, which has limited availability, has been amongst the most popular and is fast selling out.  Anybody interested in taking this offer up should quickly register and pay to guarantee a spot.

We are glad to have secured some extra accommodation, especially some double rooms, but there are still only limited spaces available at Melbourne University.

Accommodation information can be found on our dedicated page.