A $AUD 20,885 prize money pool was on offer for 2016. This is subject to change for the 2017 event.
|Best Australian Jnr||$1000|
|Best Australian Jnr Female||$500|
The Under 1200's is supported by the Games Capital. Trophies will be given to the top three place getters. Additionally the following gift vouchers will be given as prizes. These gift vouchers are for use in the Canberra store. Prizes for players finishing on equal points are not shared, and will be allocated based on each player's tie-break score.
The Best Female will receive a trophy and gift voucher sponsored by the ACTJCL.
Round 9 of the Premier Tournament will include a Fighting Chess Fund valued at $1000.
The Bedi Cup for the Best Australian Junior is named after the sponsor of the Australian Junior Prizes, Mr Baldev Bedi a local resident of Canberra. The Pooja Cup for the Best Australian Female Junior in the Minor earns its name from the Hindi word Pooja which is related to dedication and belief and focuses on disciplining the mind to prevent it wandering about on different things. Pooja is also a very popular name for women in Indian, especially in the Northern areas of India.
Players must be under 18 years old on the day that their tournament begins to be eligible for Australian Junior Prizes. Prizes will be awarded in addition to any other prize money that is won. Should two juniors be eligible for a prize by achieving the same score they will share the Junior prize money on offer. All Juniors that are awarded prizes will have their names engraved on their respective perpetual trophies. These are the Bedi Cup for the Best Australian Junior and the Pooja Cup for the Best Australian Female Junior in the Minor.
These prizes will be awarded to the top placed females in the Premier and Major divisions. The prize will be awarded in addition to any other prize money that is won. Should two female players be eligible for a prize by achieving the same score they will share the prize money on offer.
The Premier Best Female Prize is sponsored by Mr Shaun Press. Mr Jim Flood is sponsoring the Best Female prize for the Major Division.