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Brian_Jones
24-03-2018, 02:49 PM
Will be held in Auckland in January 2019.

junior
24-03-2018, 04:05 PM
Hi Brian , Do you have link or any information about the tournements


also do you know where you can find previous years result for oceania juniors chess championships?




kind regards,
Junior

Max Illingworth
24-03-2018, 09:25 PM
Brian, do you know if this tournament will clash with the Australian Junior Championships? What direct titles will be on offer via. the Oceania Youth Championship?

MichaelBaron
24-03-2018, 10:18 PM
Will the winner get a cheap IM title? :)

MichaelBaron
24-03-2018, 10:19 PM
Hi Brian , Do you have link or any information about the tournements


also do you know where you can find previous years result for oceania juniors chess championships?




kind regards,
Junior

Its a new event I believe.

Leonkempen
24-03-2018, 11:21 PM
If I want to find out about tournaments in New Zealand, I always look at the very helpful NZCF calendar http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/calendar.html . Details for the Oceania Youth Championships are there.

Max Illingworth
25-03-2018, 07:24 AM
Thanks Leon! Here's the direct link to the tournament details. (http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/downloads/OceaniaYouth2019.pdf)

Craig_Hall
25-03-2018, 10:31 AM
Will the winner get a cheap IM title? :)

Not as cheap as they used to be - must achieve a minimum rating these days (2200 for IM).

MichaelBaron
25-03-2018, 02:51 PM
Not as cheap as they used to be - must achieve a minimum rating these days (2200 for IM).

Wow 2200 for IM....what shall I say...

Andy009
25-03-2018, 07:25 PM
Then you are already a GM Michael with your 2300 rating!!

Kevin Bonham
25-03-2018, 07:27 PM
The minimum rating is a lifetime requirement for a player who qualifies for a direct title. So if someone has been, is, or later becomes rated above the minimum rating then they get the title. It means that for the player who hasn't already reached the direct title rating minimum, the direct title is like getting all your norms at once and also cutting the required rating minimum by 200 points.

MichaelBaron
25-03-2018, 10:59 PM
Then you are already a GM Michael with your 2300 rating!!

I should go to Africa and play continentals - they've got a 2300 something rated GM who got title via Continental championships :)

Afitz
26-03-2018, 12:49 PM
The published dates are the 5th to 13th January. My guess is that will definitely clash with the Australian Open, and it MAY overlap with the Australian Juniors. Given that no details have been confirmed on either there is no way to know at this stage.

Andy009
26-03-2018, 07:39 PM
I should go to Africa and play continentals - they've got a 2300 something rated GM who got title via Continental championships :)

:D for eligibility do you need to relocate or can just go and play Michael?!

Ian_Rogers
01-04-2018, 09:58 PM
The published dates are the 5th to 13th January. My guess is that will definitely clash with the Australian Open, and it MAY overlap with the Australian Juniors. Given that no details have been confirmed on either there is no way to know at this stage.

In a year when Australian Open finishes on a Saturday (January 2-12 likely in 2019), the Australian Junior would normally start on the 19th.

StokesyRedcliff
12-09-2018, 03:04 PM
Any player interested in gaining ACF Selection in the U8 Open, U8 Girls, U10 Open, U10 Girls, U12 Open, U12 Girls, U14 Open, U14 Girls, U16 Open, U16 Girls, U18 Open, U18 Girls, U20 Open or U20 Girls in the Oceania Youth and Junior (U20) Chess Championships in Auckland New Zealand between January 5 and January 12 2019 needs to email their details to the ACF Selections Director Tom Saltmarsh and cc ACF President Gary Wastell and Team Manager Leonid Sandler by this Saturday September 15 2018. One player in each age group will get free shared accommodation and a discounted entry fee. The selections will be announced by October 10.
Remember to email details by Saturday September 15 to Tom Saltmarsh : selections_director@auschess.org.au and cc ACF President Gary Wastell: president@auschess.org.au and cc the Team Manager Leonid Sandler: leonidsandlerchess@gmail.com It is now possible for players to play in the Australian Open and U1600 Championships in Melbourne between December 27 and December 31, The Oceania Youth and Junior (U20) Chess Championships in Auckland New Zealand between January 5 and January 12 and The Australian Junior and Girls Chess Championship in Sydney between January 14 and January 22!

Hughston
10-10-2018, 08:59 PM
Hey Mark, do you know when the names of the qualifiers is going to be released?

StokesyRedcliff
21-10-2018, 10:16 PM
I believe selections will be announced in the first week of November now Hughston.

chessmom
23-10-2018, 10:41 PM
I believe selections will be announced in the first week of November now Hughston.

Hi Mark,
Can I clarify that Australian players can register as long as they are happy to fund themselves?
Travel arrangements need to be made by now, so if you can clarify this, it will be much appreciated.
Thank you.

Brian_Jones
24-10-2018, 10:15 AM
Hi Mark,
Can I clarify that Australian players can register as long as they are happy to fund themselves?
Travel arrangements need to be made by now, so if you can clarify this, it will be much appreciated.
Thank you.

This is a completely open event. Any junior can play as long as they are registered with an Oceania federeation such as Australia and are hapy to fund themselves.

StokesyRedcliff
24-10-2018, 12:07 PM
Yes what Brian says is correct!

Keong Ang
29-10-2018, 10:17 AM
A reminder that all player entries whether official or additional must be submitted by their respective national chess Federation.
Only exception are players from NZL.

For example, if the player is AUS, their entries are submitted on the one entry form by the official appointed by ACF.

Entry procedures effectively gives every Oceania federation the power to decide which of their players they allow the opportunity to compete.
The myriad regulatory clauses are detailed in the event's PDF (http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/downloads/OceaniaYouth2019.pdf).

Every federation should have already set their own internal procedures to meet payment deadlines stipulated.
Generally the price increases if deadline is missed!!

Also note that accompanying persons need to be registered as well. Only people who are registered would be issued ID badges that allow them entry into the playing venue.
We have facilities to register and issue badges (after payment of fees) on site for every accompanying person who forgot.


IA Keong Ang
Chief Arbiter
Oceania Youth & Oceania under20 Championship 2019

chessmom
04-11-2018, 09:11 AM
This is a completely open event. Any junior can play as long as they are registered with an Oceania federeation such as Australia and are hapy to fund themselves.

Hi Mark,
When can we expect to see confirmation of the registraotin list.
As the registration can only be done via ACF, it is important to note if our registration has been placed successfully to ACF.

Thank you.

ova
04-11-2018, 10:20 AM
Hi Mark,
When can we expect to see confirmation of the registraotin list.
As the registration can only be done via ACF, it is important to note if our registration has been placed successfully to ACF.

Thank you.
As far as I know a confirmation email was sent out couple days ago from ACF to those who expressed interest to play in this tournament. If you didn't register your interest earlier or didn't receive email I'd suggest to contact ACF

MichaelBaron
19-12-2018, 01:08 AM
Some of the participants are listed as French citizens. Are they eligible for the titles?

jammo
19-12-2018, 01:17 AM
Some of the participants are listed as French citizens. Are they eligible for the titles?

Have you heard of a place called Noumea?

MichaelBaron
19-12-2018, 11:11 AM
Have you heard of a place called Noumea?
I have also heard of places called Macau, virgin islands etc. Virgin islands team does not compete under the US flags.

jammo
19-12-2018, 12:09 PM
I have also heard of places called Macau, virgin islands etc. Virgin islands team does not compete under the US flags.

So you are stating this to explain that your ignorance only extends to places of French origin?

Kevin Bonham
19-12-2018, 01:26 PM
As jammo has correctly surmised the FRA players are New Caledonians. I believe they have the same rights as other Oceania players in Oceania events this event, although New Caledonia is not currently a FIDE member Federation.

Leonkempen
19-12-2018, 02:14 PM
As jammo has correctly surmised the FRA players are New Caledonians. I believe they have the same rights as other Oceania players in Oceania events, although New Caledonia is not currently a FIDE member Federation.

If you look at the regulations for the event, the participation eligibility is "Chess players from Oceania Federations or associated members." I expect New Caledonia is an associated member; another is possibly French Polynesia. The eligibility criterion differs from (for example) the Oceania Zonal which states "Players must be members of a FIDE Zone 3.6 federation."

MichaelBaron
19-12-2018, 03:19 PM
As jammo has correctly surmised the FRA players are New Caledonians. I believe they have the same rights as other Oceania players in Oceania events this event, although New Caledonia is not currently a FIDE member Federation.

In this case...I wonder if for every applicant who is under playing under the French flag...eligibility is checked by asking them to confirm place of residence?

Kevin Bonham
19-12-2018, 04:14 PM
If you look at the regulations for the event, the participation eligibility is "Chess players from Oceania Federations or associated members." I expect New Caledonia is an associated member; another is possibly French Polynesia. The eligibility criterion differs from (for example) the Oceania Zonal which states "Players must be members of a FIDE Zone 3.6 federation."

Yes they were accepted as Associated Members but not offered Full Membership in 2014 (see http://oceaniachess.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/main_oceania_20140301.pdf). So they don't appear to have Zonal participation rights.

Scott Crowley
07-01-2019, 10:19 AM
The rapid event is complete. Congrats to David Cannon 1st and Luis Chan 2nd!

Link is here : http://chessnews.asia/2019-oceania-youth-chess-championships/

Blitz starts in an hour or so.

No photos available as yet as only players allowed in playing room. Even parents wishing to look at pairings 40 minutes from start time are not allowed in. Sadly no list of pairings outside the room for those without internet access at venue.

Andy009
07-01-2019, 10:42 AM
Congrats David and Luis!

Southern Cross
07-01-2019, 12:09 PM
For those free-accommodation are provided, the players stay at a very old motel: no aircon, plenty of mosquitos.

can the organisers do something about it?

Narelle
07-01-2019, 04:09 PM
Is there a list of players anywhere for this event?

Andy009
07-01-2019, 04:23 PM
The link given by Scott above provides results and list of players

MichaelBaron
07-01-2019, 04:59 PM
For those free-accommodation are provided, the players stay at a very old motel: no aircon, plenty of mosquitos.

can the organisers do something about it?

At least this way - they can learn what its like to be a professional chess player :)

ova
07-01-2019, 05:09 PM
No photos available as yet as only players allowed in playing room. Even parents wishing to look at pairings 40 minutes from start time are not allowed in. Sadly no list of pairings outside the room for those without internet access at venue.

No information available at all - about winners, age groups, prize giving etc. No pairing yet available for tomorrow first round of main event. Groups for tomorrow also not known (will under 20 be merged as they don't have enough participants)

Kevin Bonham
08-01-2019, 07:30 PM
Just quoting from the entry form re direct titles so I can find it easily and for anyone else interested:


Fide rules state that for a direct title to be awarded immediately an applicant has to have
achieved at some time or other a minimum rating as follows: IM 2200, WIM 2000, FM 2100,
WFM 1900, CM 2000, and WCM 1800.

If groups are combined to make a bigger group, then the requirements (at least 8
participants from at least 3 federations) shall apply to this merged group. Titles can be
awarded to the best player(s) of the subgroups, provided the subgroup has at least 5
participants from at least 2 federations and the player scores a minimum of 50% in a
minimum of 9 games.

In the U20 category, the gold medal winner shall be awarded the Grandmaster
(GM)/Woman Grandmaster (WGM) norm (9 games). 1st equal (up to 3 players) shall get
the IM/WIM title. The silver and bronze medal winners shall be awarded the IM/WIM norm
and FIDE Master (FM)/Woman FIDE Master (WFM).

In the U18 categories, the gold medal winner shall be awarded the title of International
Master (IM) / Woman International Master (WIM). 1st equal players (up to 3 players) shall
get IM/WIM norm (9 games). The Silver & Bronze Medal winners shall be awarded the FIDE
Master (FM) / Woman FIDE Master (WFM) title.

In the U16 category, the gold medal winner shall be awarded IM/WIM norm (9 games). 1st
equal player (up to 3 players) shall get FM/WFM title. The Silver & Bronze Medal winners
shall be awarded the Candidate Master (CM) / Woman Candidate Master (WCM) title.
In the U12 & U14 categories, the gold medal winner shall be awarded the title of FM /
WFM. The Silver & Bronze Medal winners shall be awarded the CM / WCM title.
Gold, Silver & Bronze Medal (after tiebreak up to 3 players) winners of the U8 & U10
categories shall be awarded the CM/WCM title

Note that where it says "shall be awarded", this is always subject to rating. But there are going to be plenty of norms won that are not subject to rating.

Does anyone have a list of which of the merged age subgroups have met the criteria for direct titles and which have not? Ta. The merged subgroups are U18, U8, GU18, GU16, GU14, GU10, GU8.

Oceania must have at some point got its way on reducing the number of federations required - this was still up in the air at the Baku congress.

Keong Ang
08-01-2019, 08:34 PM
With the exception of under8girls, all merged subgroups have met the criteria for direct titles.

There are 9 DGT e-boards recording games in under20open. These games are published and available for view/download from Vega tournament webpage after completion. Other games would progresively become available as data entry to create PGN is done.
With double round days except for last day, the gap between played games and completed data entry is going to increase.

Direct weblink to event webpage:
https://chessnews.asia/2019-oceania-youth-chess-championships/
Click on the relevant button to access the tournament's Vega generated webpages.


IA Keong Ang
Chief Arbiter
Oceania Youth & Oceania under20 Championship 2019

Altecman
09-01-2019, 08:25 AM
Can someone provide a link to the livegames?

Kevin Bonham
09-01-2019, 09:11 AM
With the exception of under8girls, all merged subgroups have met the criteria for direct titles.

Thanks Keong.

A large number of players are going to win conditional direct titles that they mostly won't get immediately because their ratings are too low, but that many will probably pick up years down the track. In theory as many as 39 players might qualify for conditional titles but I expect this will be reduced by cases of the same player qualifying in multiple divisions and a few cases of players already holding or having qualified for the titles in question. In terms of prospects for immediate direct titles there are at least four players who can win up to three IM titles immediately between them from the U20 but one of those has already qualified (he would still be the direct title winner in that case, it doesn't cascade down).

In the U16 at least one player can become an FM immediately. At least one other can potentially win a conditional FM title allowing them to take CM immediately.

Note: if anyone wants to discuss the merits or otherwise of such titles they may do so on the soft titles thread:

http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?3707-soft-titles-(sf-Zonal-threads-bumped-with-new-posts)

Note for Australian players and parents: When all Australian immediate titles (if any) are known, I will make a post here explaining how to claim them as per recent Zonal titles. Details will also be in the ACF Newsletter in the event that any have not been accepted or declined.

ova
09-01-2019, 10:05 AM
Can someone provide a link to the livegames?
As far as I know they don't do broadcasting

MichaelBaron
09-01-2019, 01:30 PM
Thanks Keong.

A large number of players are going to win conditional direct titles that they mostly won't get immediately because their ratings are too low, but that many will probably pick up years down the track. In theory as many as 39 players might qualify for conditional titles but I expect this will be reduced by cases of the same player qualifying in multiple divisions and a few cases of players already holding or having qualified for the titles in question. In terms of prospects for immediate direct titles there are at least four players who can win up to three IM titles immediately between them from the U20 but one of those has already qualified (he would still be the direct title winner in that case, it doesn't cascade down).

In the U16 at least one player can become an FM immediately. At least one other can potentially win a conditional FM title allowing them to take CM immediately.

Note: if anyone wants to discuss the merits or otherwise of such titles they may do so on the soft titles thread:

http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?3707-soft-titles-(sf-Zonal-threads-bumped-with-new-posts)

Note for Australian players and parents: When all Australian immediate titles (if any) are known, I will make a post here explaining how to claim them as per recent Zonal titles. Details will also be in the ACF Newsletter in the event that any have not been accepted or declined.

Title rain is falling on Australia :)

Pegasus
10-01-2019, 06:13 PM
Very disappointing tournament in NZ. No analysis rooms, nowhere for coaches to coach, nowhere for parents, despite having to pay $75 for a pass. Also a child safety issue with lack of supervision. No live games. The awarding of prizes for Rapid & Blitz is illogical. Instead of players being awarded the top prize they were eligible for, they were awarded all prizes they were eligible for. Some players received 3 medals & other players who performed well, 4th or 5th for the overall competition received no prizes. Awarding of prizes should be compliant with the multiple FIDE organiser handbooks. ACF need to take this up with FIDE!

Hope the awarding of prizes in the classical event is more logical.

ova
10-01-2019, 07:17 PM
I support all point of Pegasus. Even parents paid 75 dollars are required to leave playing venue once round starts. Before game start everyone can get to the venue grabbing visitor pass. So no preveleges for those parents who paid money. Prize giving ceremony was complete shock, some kids got 6-7 medals for both rapid and blitz. For U20 group same set of players won U20 and U18, some of them got prizes and in U16.
Additionally toilets located outside playing venue I believe this contradicts FIDE rules.
All DGT boards are for U20 group leaving nothing for other groups (they are not broadcasting anyway).
All players were not reminded about basic FIDE rules, for instance not having phone in playing venue - many players are inexperienced kids. There is no facility to leave phone somewhere so most players do not have choice but to breach rules because they would need to have a way to contact parents after game finishes.

MichaelBaron
10-01-2019, 08:09 PM
I support all point of Pegasus. Even parents paid 75 dollars are required to leave playing venue once round starts. Before game start everyone can get to the venue grabbing visitor pass. So no preveleges for those parents who paid money. Prize giving ceremony was complete shock, some kids got 6-7 medals for both rapid and blitz. For U20 group same set of players won U20 and U18, some of them got prizes and in U16.
Additionally toilets located outside playing venue I believe this contradicts FIDE rules.
All DGT boards are for U20 group leaving nothing for other groups (they are not broadcasting anyway).
All players were not reminded about basic FIDE rules, for instance not having phone in playing venue - many players are inexperienced kids. There is no facility to leave phone somewhere so most players do not have choice but to breach rules because they would need to have a way to contact parents after game finishes.

Re medals, I believe it is possible to win multiple medals e.g. under 12 and under 14. It is only cash prizes where the limitation of one may apply.
Re poor organization....why not take advantage of kids and parents who came there for ''cheap titles'' :) :) :)

Re many players being ''inexperienced kids'' ….well they are playing for Oceania titles...meant to be ''serous chess players''.

On a more serious note....of course this is not good, but other than ''moral responsibility'' to try to run the even as smoothly as possible...are there any instruments to influence the organizers ''resolve'' to run things the way they do. Not award them further tournaments? But if they are the only bidders (often the case) ..they will get to run it anyway.

Kevin Bonham
12-01-2019, 10:39 AM
AUSTRALIAN DIRECT TITLE WINNERS

The Australian Chess Federation pays for all FM/WFM and IM/WIM titles earned by players registered to AUS. The ACF does not pay for CM/WCM titles and will only claim these on receiving confirmation and payment.

The following is the process for Australian players who have qualified for titles, depending on case:

1. The player has qualified for FM/WFM or above and has met the rating requirement: You do not need to do anything to claim the title; the ACF will claim it for you once FIDE confirm it is available. If you wish to receive a certificate and pin from FIDE (when delivered) send your current postal address to k_bonham@iinet.net.au and update it if you move before receiving the certificate and pin.

2. The player has qualified for FM/WFM or above and has not yet met the rating requirement: When you meet the rating requirement, send your current postal address to k_bonham@iinet.net.au and update it if you move before receiving the FIDE certificate and pin. This will serve as a reminder to claim your title in case I have not already done so.

3. The player has qualified for CM/WCM, wants the title, and has met the rating requirement: Email k_bonham@iinet.net.au stating that you wish to claim the title and include your current postal address. You will be sent payment instructions once FIDE confirms the title. Update your postal address if you move before receiving the certificate and pin.

4. The player has qualified for CM/WCM, wants the title, and has not yet met the rating requirement: When you meet the rating requirement, email k_bonham@iinet.net.au stating that you wish to claim the title and include your current postal address. You will be sent payment instructions. Update your postal address if you move before receiving the certificate and pin.

5. The player has qualified for CM/WCM but does not want the title: No need to do anything but an email to k_bonham@iinet.net.au confirming you do not currently want the title would be appreciated. You can always claim it later.

Note 1: The delivery of FIDE certificates and pins is unreliable and slow. Please only query the non-receipt of your certificate and pin if not received by at least 15 months after the event.

Note 2: Please contact Dr Bonham by EMAIL ONLY regarding these matters. If you contact him by Chesschat message you will be asked to resend the message by email for records purposes.

Note 3: You do not need to claim norms; we will ask FIDE to add these to your player profile when confirmed.

More details will be posted on Chesschat.org in the event thread in the Oceania section, and if necessary in the ACF Newsletter.

Congrats to all title winners.

Dr Kevin Bonham

ACF FIDE Admin Officer

k_bonham@iinet.net.au

Kevin Bonham
12-01-2019, 01:13 PM
Haven't seen any official announcement of results by age group and expected direct titles. Unofficially (subject to FIDE confirmation, possible clerical errors by me, and the possibility that rules might be interpreted differently or even ignored altogether) I get that there are no immediate direct titles from the Girls events but that 11 female players seem to have won titles (that they don't already have) conditional on future rating, with 2 of these also getting norms and one more getting a norm alone. For the Open divisions I get that there is a direct IM title (rating condition already met) for a player who had already qualified for it anyway, 4 such FM titles, 2 such CM titles.

I get three players with relevant norms (all of whom got a lower direct title which they are qualified for); I get two of the immediate title winners also getting a higher title conditional on rating, and I get 11 players getting one or more titles conditional on rating only. Some players have multiple conditional direct titles, such that for instance they can claim CM when they get 2000 and FM when they get 2100. It's also possible to get irrelevant norms; if you get an IM norm and a conditional IM title then the IM norm is irrelevant since you will get the title by rating earlier.

In all I have 31 of a theoretical maximum 39 players getting something, with the number being reduced by players from lower age groups winning multiple awards, by players winning titles they already have and in one case by not enough players from a merged group reaching the 50% score minimum. (In that case it was a forced merge so there was no way around it.)

It also seems to me that every player who has any direct title (conditional or otherwise) or norm is from Australia or New Zealand.

If anyone wants to discuss the merits of titles of this kind they may do so on the soft titles thread:

http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?3707-soft-titles-(sf-Zonal-threads-bumped-with-new-posts)

ER
12-01-2019, 02:01 PM
...are there any instruments to influence the organizers ...


hmm there must be some in the torture chambers! :P :D

MichaelBaron
12-01-2019, 07:48 PM
hmm there must be some in the torture chambers! :P :D

Why torture kind people who give away the titles...2100 for an FM title...what an effort :)

lost
27-01-2019, 06:01 PM
Haven't seen any official announcement of results by age group and expected direct titles. Unofficially (subject to FIDE confirmation, possible clerical errors by me, and the possibility that rules might be interpreted differently or even ignored altogether) I get that there are no immediate direct titles from the Girls events but that 11 female players seem to have won titles (that they don't already have) conditional on future rating, with 2 of these also getting norms and one more getting a norm alone. For the Open divisions I get that there is a direct IM title (rating condition already met) for a player who had already qualified for it anyway, 4 such FM titles, 2 such CM titles.

I get three players with relevant norms (all of whom got a lower direct title which they are qualified for); I get two of the immediate title winners also getting a higher title conditional on rating, and I get 11 players getting one or more titles conditional on rating only. Some players have multiple conditional direct titles, such that for instance they can claim CM when they get 2000 and FM when they get 2100. It's also possible to get irrelevant norms; if you get an IM norm and a conditional IM title then the IM norm is irrelevant since you will get the title by rating earlier.

In all I have 31 of a theoretical maximum 39 players getting something, with the number being reduced by players from lower age groups winning multiple awards, by players winning titles they already have and in one case by not enough players from a merged group reaching the 50% score minimum. (In that case it was a forced merge so there was no way around it.)

It also seems to me that every player who has any direct title (conditional or otherwise) or norm is from Australia or New Zealand.

If anyone wants to discuss the merits of titles of this kind they may do so on the soft titles thread:

http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?3707-soft-titles-(sf-Zonal-threads-bumped-with-new-posts)

You should take into account of K factor changes for a lot of players as per article 8.56 of the FIDE Rating regulations. The K factor will change because all juniors accept for 1 were 40 and many would have played either the Australian Open or the Australian juniors and perhaps both of these events.

lost

Kevin Bonham
13-02-2019, 10:32 AM
As we have not yet received confirmation of the direct titles in the way that has happened in the past with Zonals I have emailed FIDE to check on the process for claiming these, and also to check on whether the rating requirement for conditional titles is (as I would expect) a live rating as opposed to a published rating (this is not explicit in the regulations.)

Unrated
01-03-2019, 02:46 PM
As we have not yet received confirmation of the direct titles in the way that has happened in the past with Zonals I have emailed FIDE to check on the process for claiming these, and also to check on whether the rating requirement for conditional titles is (as I would expect) a live rating as opposed to a published rating (this is not explicit in the regulations.)

Hi Kevin, just checking if you have heard back from Fide

Kevin Bonham
01-03-2019, 03:43 PM
Hi Kevin, just checking if you have heard back from Fide

No I haven't. I will post here when I have anything from FIDE officially concerning what titles are available or concerning any delays.

Unrated
09-07-2019, 04:54 PM
No I haven't. I will post here when I have anything from FIDE officially concerning what titles are available or concerning any delays.

Hi Kevin, I presume you have not heard anything yet.

Kevin Bonham
09-07-2019, 05:22 PM
Hi Kevin, I presume you have not heard anything yet.

That is correct. I will be taking it up with FIDE soonish if I don't hear anything in the washup from the recent meeting. Same applies to Oceania Zonal.

Based on what I heard earlier, the delays may not be necessarily at FIDE's end.

lost
10-07-2019, 02:09 AM
That is correct. I will be taking it up with FIDE soonish if I don't hear anything in the washup from the recent meeting. Same applies to Oceania Zonal.

Based on what I heard earlier, the delays may not be necessarily at FIDE's end.

This is very interesting that the Zonal titles have not been awarded yet.

lost

Kevin Bonham
12-07-2019, 03:12 PM
I have emailed FIDE about both events.

I have received a reply suggesting there will be progress on these events shortly.

lost
29-07-2019, 01:44 PM
I have emailed FIDE about both events.

I have received a reply suggesting there will be progress on these events shortly.

Any news about the titles for these events at all?

lost

Kevin Bonham
29-07-2019, 02:58 PM
Any news about the titles for these events at all?

lost

No. I will post that there is news when I get it.

lost
17-08-2019, 09:01 PM
Any news about the titles for these events at all?

lost

Has there been any update regarding titles? This is way too long for those deserving players to wait this long.

lost

Kevin Bonham
18-08-2019, 10:49 PM
Has there been any update regarding titles?

Given the content of my previous post and the fact that I haven't posted since, you should be able to work out the answer for that one yourself.

Keong Ang
30-08-2019, 09:55 AM
Direct titles have been awarded and published by FIDE as of today. 30th August 2019.
Viewable when looking at players records online.

Congratulations to all recipients and apologies for the long frustrating delay.

Kevin Bonham
30-08-2019, 11:14 AM
Direct titles have been awarded and published by FIDE as of today. 30th August 2019.
Viewable when looking at players records online.

Congratulations to all recipients and apologies for the long frustrating delay.

This seems to be the case for New Zealand players but not for Australian players.

Australia has not yet been sent the list of title recipients so that we can advise which ones we accept or do not accept - which in the case of CM/WCM is conditional on them first paying the ACF the title fee. (We pay for and immediately accept the higher titles.)

Kevin Bonham
04-09-2019, 08:54 PM
FIDE has advised the following results for Australian players.

I have claimed the FM/WFM titles and the norms have been registered.

I will be contacting any winners of claimable CM/WCM titles who have told us they wish to claim them - see post 49.

Any winners of claimable CM/WCM titles who have not yet contacted me also see post 49.

This post will be used to track progress on claims.

Zelesco, Karl - GM Norm - norm has been registered - KB
Cannon, David - FM title, IM conditional 2200 rating - FM title has been claimed and awarded - KB
Chan, Kris - FM title - has been claimed and awarded - KB
Wang, Kayson - CM title, FM conditional 2100 rating
Zou, Brendan - CM title - has been claimed and awarded - KB
Zillmann, Shawn - CM conditional 2000 rating
Lim, Christopher - CM conditional 2000 rating - has been claimed and awarded based on subsequent live rating - KB
Li, Oliver - CM conditional 2000 rating
Ooi, Jayden - CM conditional 2000 rating
Zhao, Tiger Chengxin - CM conditional 2000 rating
Ni, Lucas - CM conditional 2000 rating
Wang, Daniel - CM conditional 2000 rating
Lim, Cassandra - WIM Norm, WFM conditional 1900 rating - condition has been met, title has been claimed and awarded, norm has been registered - KB
Wong, Cern - WCM conditional 1800 rating
Chang, Sophie - WFM conditional 1900 rating
Retnaraja, Athena-Malar - WCM conditional 1800 rating
Feng, Angela - WCM conditional 1800 rating

Kevin Bonham
20-12-2019, 04:09 PM
Posts moved

I have moved posts discussing the 2020 events and titles available at them to a new thread at http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?17814-2020-Oceania-Youth-and-U20-Events-Pre-Discussion.

Separate threads can be started for the 2020 events once official details are available, but in the meantime this might help deflect the Oceania-specific debate about titles to a thread that isn't an event thread.