Welcome to the first Melbourne International Open. Brought to you by Independent Chess Australia and hosted by Melbourne Chess Club, this event is not one to be missed.

Located in the heart of Fitzroy, the MIO will run over five days and can accomodate approximately 170 players. If you are planning in playing both the Doeberl Cup and the MIO but still find yourself eager to play more chess - the MIO is included as the classical section of the MCC Autumn Festival of Chess. The festival also includes an open blitz, rapid, and bughouse event (the details of which will be posted early 2024).

We are looking forward to welcoming all local, national, and international players to the 2024 Melbourne International Open.


April 1, 2024

4 places are remaining following the addition yesterday. A reminder that today is the last day to register to avoid paying a late entry fee. Both the Major and Open divisions have been updated to reflect the current entries and the eligibility of players rated below 2000 in the Major division has been assessed. All players that provisionally registered have been notified by email and/or phone call.

March 31, 2024

8 more places have just been added. Please note, as per the Rules and Regulations, registrations made less than 72 hours prior to the close of registrations (6:00pm,  April 2) will incur an additional fee - this additional fee has been waived provided that entry is paid no later than April 1.

March 30, 2024

The 2024 MIO is now at capacity with 165 registered players. If you missed out but would still like to play, you can register for the waitlist through Trybooking and you will be notified should any places become available.

March 11, 2024

The prize structure has been published and can be viewed on the Prizes page.

February 23, 2024

All events for the MCC Autumn Festival of Chess are now available to view and register for. The MIO is the classical event for the festival, the other events are a Masterclass and Simul with GM Samy Shoker (EGY), a blitz, and a rapid. All information is available on the ICA website here.

February 7, 2024

Discounted accommodation now available. Find out more on the Accommodation page.

January 16, 2024

Current entries can now be found on the pages under divisions. These pages will also be where pairings and results get posted. Please note, that for the Major division - as per the tournament rules - provisional entry will be accepted for players rated under 2000, however, all players who have entered provisionally will be reviewed prior to the commencement and moved to the Open if necessary. If you are listed in the incorrect division, please contact us and we will correct the error.

December 18, 2023

Registrations open tomorrow at 9:00am AEDT