Not a proper update, but check out what I just learned of:
World Juniors/Girls U-20 Chess Championships (Kochi, India, 18 November-1 December 2004) have started.
108 chess players from different countries have started the participation in the 43rd World Junior and 21st World Junior Girls Championships at Hotel Casino, Cochin, India on Thursday, 18th November 2004 at 12 Noon.
This world mega event will be a 13 Round affair.
Kochin is really not that far from Goa, about a 12 hour train ride (if you look on a map it looks very close to Goa, but its actually quite a distance.)
I would really like to check it out, but I want to spend more time in Goa and heading directly to Kochin is out of the way. I haven't decided.. should I go? You can post a comment by clicking on the "Comments" link below. Let me know what you think.