Australian chess is fortunate to have some very generous individuals in it’s community. A very generous donation of $400 was given to the prize fund of the 2016 Australian Championships by an anonymous friend of the MCC.
The sponsor has allocated two $200 prizes to be awarded as slow starter prizes in both the Championship and the Reserves tournament. The winners will be the player who scores the best score in the final 5 rounds of the tournament who otherwise does not win a prize.
And another anonymous donor has offered $175 to be awarded as ratings prizes in the blitz championship