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View from the tournament venue

The 2009 Australia MONOPOLY Championship took place on March 4, 2009 near the top of the Eureka Tower in Melbourne, Australia. Defending champion Leon Hechtman successfully retained his title, defeating a field of 8 competitors consisting of himself, 6 regional champions and a wildcard competitor determined by an essay contest.

The tournament consisted of a preliminary round with two tables. The top two players from each table at the first round advanced to a final round. Players used the Speed Die (first time this was used for an Australian championship) and $1500 starting cash.

For winning, Leon received a trip to the 2009 World Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Players who competedEdit

Place Name Region Won Hometown
1st - Champion Leon Hechtman Defending Champion (2004) Melbourne, VIC
Christopher Harrison New South Wales - Jan 10, 2009 Parramatta, NSW
Anthony Jucha Queensland - Jan 11, 2009 Sydney, NSW
Graham Mason Western Australia - Jan 17, 2009 Karrinyup, WA
5th Alexander Jenner-O'Shea South Australia - Jan 18, 2009 Wayville, SA
Timothy Hawes Victoria - Jan 31, 2009 Blue Mountains, NSW
Gerard Abideen ACT - Feb 1, 2009 Canberra, ACT
5th Kelly Altair Wildcard Winner Werribee, VIC