2015 Premier Sponsor

University House, The Australian National University

Welcome to University House, the ceremonial heart of Australia's National University, and a boutique hotel with a university vibe. Set in the ANU's tranquil grounds next to the city's stylish New Acton precinct, University House is truly one of Canberra's unique locations and experiences.

From its beginnings solely as a residential college for professors and graduate students, University House has grown to host a vibrant hotel, with fine and casual dining, functions and events spaces, and an excellent bar and cellar. It is the place where the University meets and celebrates, and where guests and visitors experience the benefits of a boutique hotel with immediate access to the rich cultural and intellectual life of Australia's National University.

With a history rich in academic prestige and ceremony, University House guests and visitors are treated to a unique, club-like experience that was once the exclusive privilege of distinguished academics and celebrated dignitaries. Our heritage-listed architecture and décor, period accommodation, stylish venues, and academic presence echo University House's Oxbridge origins; our dining and meeting spaces, and the buzz of world-leading research and learning, speak to life of the contemporary university and city.

University House - definitely the place to Stay, Meet, Greet and Celebrate.

2015 Organisers

O2C Solutions - Fulfilling Lives

O2C - The Organisational Capacity Builders

We are an innovative, imaginative and creative Canberra based company specialising in capacity building within organisations. In delivering organisational capacity, we start by building effective and collaborative partnerships between ourselves and our clients. Our principal people are engaged with you throughout the engagement to ensure you experience quality and expertise in the delivery of the evidence based outcome you want. We have the time, expertise and capability to assist you build your organisation through customised programs, policy and procedures development and events management.

We believe, as Aldous Huxley said, "Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you". In this regard, we believe our role is to establish and foster an environment for people and organisations to understand and act on their experiences.

We have worked with clients to deliver evidence based outcomes focussed on productivity, resilience, team work, leadership and establishing a safety culture. We combine cutting edge techniques and activities such as appreciative inquiry, positive psychology, and world café to stimulate the thought processes and motivate relevant organisational growth and transformation.

We contribute to our community in many ways through engagement with the RSPCA, Marymead, Weston Creek soccer, Masters AFL, the Big Boys Toys Expo Canberra and the Toy and Game Expo.

2015 Major Sponsor

Fairlane Canberra Fairlane Canberra

Fairlane Canberra was established by Eric and Luzia Doeberl and is now owned and run by his daughter Rosemarie. Fairlane provides property development and property management solutions in the Canberra Real Estate market. Fairlane are proud to offer sponsorship towards conditions for local and overseas Grand Masters. This support ensures that the Premier tournament continues to allow the top Australia players to experience strong competition without leaving Australia.

2015 Minor Sponsors

The Games Capital

The team of enthusiastic people behind The Games Capital has been involved with the board game industry for a very long time... about 50 years in aggregate! Previously The Games Capital was known as Mind Games Canberra, but now we are an independent store.

The Games Capital proudly boast one of the most experienced and helpful staff in the industry and we pride ourselves on having one of the biggest and best product ranges in the country - truly justifying our new name - The Games Capital.

Mr Baldev Bedi

Mr Baldev Bedi, a local resident of Canberra, is a regular supporter of the Cup. He continues to sponsor the Australian Junior Prizes for Best Australian Male Junior in the Premier (Bedi Cup) and the Best Australian Female Junior in the Minor (Pooja Cup).

Mr Shaun Press

Mr Shaun Press is sponsoring the Best Female Prize in the Premier Division.

Mr Jim Flood

Mr Jim Flood is sponsoring the Best Female Prize in the Major Division.


The ACT Junior Chess League is sponsoring the Best Female Prize in the U1200s Division.

Chess Australia logo

Australian Chess Enterprises is Australia's premier chess supplier. Our main website is at www.chessaustralia.com.au. ACE is the publisher of the Australasian Chess Magazine. We offer a wide range of chess equipment, books, DVDs and software, including Giant Outdoor Sets. We are organisers of many of Australia's top class chess events, including the Myer Tan Australian Grand Prix and the Sydney International Open. Our showroom and offices are in Riverstone in North-West Sydney, where we have been established since 1991.

Kwik Kopy logo

When you bring your design and print work to Kwik Kopy Phillip you will be assigned your own Account Manager. They will take the time to get to know your business, discuss your requirements and act as a central contact point for managing your jobs.

Your Account Manager will be able to discuss technical issues directly with the Kwik Kopy printer on your behalf and work with Kwik Kopy designers to really lift your communications and brand image. Your Account Manager can also show you how to track the history of your jobs and your account online. For more information on our online services go to www.phillip.kwikkopy.com.au.

Sydney Academy of Chess logo

Sydney Academy of Chess offers a variety of chess related services to schools.

Our primary service is providing weekly chess lessons in schools - before and after school, at lunchtime and during school hours as part of the curriculum.

We also run chess tournaments and sell chess related goods.

50 Moves Magazine

50 Moves Magazine is Australia's new e-magazine written by our country's leading players. Our interviews, tournament reports and stories are sure to keep you up-to-date with chess news and entertained and our experts present regular columns on openings, studies and endgames to help you improve your game.

GM Hrant Melkumyan "A magazine that all chess players should have. Highly recommended."