The New Caledonia International Chess Open is set to take place on 19-24th August, 2013, at the Le Meridien Nouméa on New Caledonia.

The event is organized by the Nouméa Chess Club and the Casino of Nouméa and is incorporating the New Caledonia Championship.

The Open will be a FIDE rated 9-round Swiss with norm opportunities and is valid for the Oceania Grand Prix.

The total prize fund is 12 000 AUD.
General: 1200 1000 800 700 600 500 500 500
Caledonia Championship: 600 500 400 300 200 200 200 200
Best Women: 500
Best Women Caledonian: 300
5 Categories: 300 200
Junior: 300


New Caledonia is a special collectivity of France located in the southwest Pacific Ocean and one of the world’s largest nickel producers.

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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