We think everyone deserves to have a fun tournament! That's right - everyone - Mum, Dad, players, coaches, bag carriers and siblings alike.
So we have lots of Canberra attractions, restaurants & services on board to help make that happen.
Every day there will be a chance to win! You'll need to make sure you are seated 10mins before the round is due to start because we'll be having a series of random draws and you must be there when you are called to have a chance to win!
Prizes will include meals, merchandise & entry tickets to a mix of fantastic, fun things to do in Canberra. We'll give you the complete "how to" guide in the daily Bulletins - how much, how to get there, what to expect - and we hope it will all contribute to a great holiday, as well as tournament, experience.
And if you visit one of the sponsoring attractions, don't forget to tell them that chess brought you here!
Canberra Indoor Rock Climbing - 38-40 Essington Street, Mitchell
If chess is making you want to climb the walls, the Canberra Indoor Rock Climbing Centre at Mitchell will allow you to do it in safety.
National Dinosaur Museum - Gold Creek Village, Gold Creek Road & Barton Highway, Nicholls
If you thought that mum and dad were "fossils", you should see the ones they have at the National Dinosaur Museum. They are even older than Grandma and Grandad.
The Cyber Bunker - 39 Grimwade St Mitchell
Imagine being able to play golf with real golf clubs on internationally acclaimed golf courses without leaving Canberra - The Cyber Bunker Indoor Golf Centre provides everyone from beginners to the seasoned golfer, the
chance to do just that! Play 9 or 18 holes, use the driving range or hire
the booths by the hour - a favourite for families and social groups. For
those who have never taken the plunge to try the game, now is the time in a
perfect learner's environment with privacy and learner friendly courses. For
the experienced golfer take the ultimate challenge and measure your game on
courses the pros play on.
Old Parliament House - King George Terrace, Parkes
There's so much history here you can almost imagine yourself standing with Gough on the front steps.
Legends Spanish Restaurant - Upstairs on the corner of Franklin and Flinders Way in Manuka.
For fine traditional Spanish dining and maybe the sound of flamenco guitar.
National Museum of Australia - Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula
From moving back through 40,000 years of Australia's history to designing the future at kSpace you can do it all at the National Museum of Australia.
Australian Reptile Centre - Gold Creek Village, Barton Highway
If snakes and lizards are your thing then the Australian Reptile Centre will have your adrenalin pumping in no time.
Pancake Parlour - corner of East Row and Alinga Street, Civic
From sweet to savoury this is the place to overcome the largest appetite. As they say - LOVELY
Pod Food at the Pialligo Plant Farm, Pialligo
Set in a quant 1930s cottage among the beautiful established gardens of the Piallago Plant Farm, Podfood is open for Breakfast and Lunch on Wednesday to Sunday. If you like your food fresh and innovative then you'll love Podfood.
Get to see top class NBL action in the nation's capital with the Sydney Kings.
Intencity - Westfield Belconnen
When you arrive at Intencity, you will experience advanced gaming technology, in a safe interactive environment. Surrender to the fun of socialising, the thrill of competing and the adulation of winning, all in the spirit of friendship. Expect to be blown away by their passionate staff who will deliver the unique Intencity experience.
Old Bus Depot Markets - Wentworth Avenue, Kingston
A recent inductee into the Australian Tourism Hall of Fame, the Old Bus Depot Markets in Kingston will give you that little something that you can't find at the big shopping centres. You will find over 200 stalls of exceptional quality, featuring unique items that are handcrafted by local and regional artists and craftspeople, as well as fine food and a unique atmosphere.
National Zoo and Aquarium - Lady Denman Drive, Yarralumla
If you want to walk on the wild side here is the place for you. Where else in the world could you hand feed tigers, lions, bears and sharks, play soccer with cheetahs and sit down to lunch with giraffes in the one place? This isn't your ordinary zoo.
Corin Forest Mountainslides - Corin Dam Road
Here's a place for all the serious adrenilin junkies. Combining mountainslides, waterslides and a flying fox, if this place can't get your pulse racing you are already dead.
Questacon - King Edward Terrace, Canberra
If you thought that science could never be fun, you haven't been to Questacon. You will be having so much fun that you won't realise that you're actually learning something.
Australian Institute of Sport - Leverrier Cres, Bruce
See where the gold medal heroes of the future come from. If you want to see if you have what it takes, the Sportex tour will show you what's involved in being the next great Aussie champion.
Cockington Green - Gold Creek Road, at Gold Creek Village
Where itís the little things that count!
Cockington Green Gardens offers its visitors an experience you will not find anywhere else. Venture into this delightful and fascinating display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings set within beautifully landscaped gardens to make your Canberra visit complete.