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Chris's Random Ramblings

Mon, 14 Jan 2008 - Australian Open Tennis Championship 2008

For the Australian Open in 2007, as part of the virtual world work we do for IBM, Kelly, myself and some others built a partial replica of Melbourne Park in Second Life where the event is held. At the site you can visit the Rod Laver arena, see games from centre court replicated in the virtual world in almost real time, and get some free virtual merchandise. You can also see an ongoing game from the players point of view which is quite cool.

Last year, whilst we did some tours for guests, the sim was kept private, but now the sim has been made public so anyone can visit. Also, this year a Couture on the Court fashion competition is being run where there are linden dollar prizes available ($L250,000 for first place) for original outfits. Details about the competition are available at the site - entries close 12am Australian Eastern Daylight time on January 21st.

Aus Open Court

Couture on Court Competition