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Kevin Bonham
01-03-2009, 10:29 PM
FIDE OCEANIA ZONAL ACF SELECTIONS 2009

Applications are open to represent Australia at the upcoming FIDE Oceania Zonal Chess Tournaments for Men and Women at the Outrigger Twin Towns Resort, Tweed Heads, June 20-26 2009. The event website is at http://www.gardinerchess.com/oceaniazonal/oceaniazonal2009.htm for all queries about the event contact the organiser via details given at the "contact" link on the site.

Australia is entitled to two representatives in the Open tournament and two in the Womens tournament. Each successful applicant is entitled to free twin share accommodation at the venue IN 19/6/09 OUT 26/6/09. No pocket money or expenses will be paid.

Applicants for selection as Australian representatives must email the Selections Director, Kevin Bonham, at k_bonham@tassie.net.au by 28 March, advising that they wish to apply. Players who have not applied to represent Australia in an adult event before must supply the following details:

5.4.1 Full Name

5.4.2 Address

5.4.3 Email address

5.4.4 Fax (if applicable)

5.4.5 Phone number

5.4.6 Nationality

5.4.7 Date of Birth

5.4.8 FIDE Rating

5.4.9 ACF Rating

5.4.10 FIDE Titles held

5.4.11 Current ACF Titles held



Players who have applied before do not need to supply these details but must ensure that they advise of any recent change of details, especially of address, email address and phone number.



If an application is not acknowledged within seven days, please call 0421 428 775. Applicants are required to retain a copy of their email applying for selection. Claims for late application on the grounds of email delivery problems will not be accepted unless accompanied by a copy of the original email and a letter from the applicant's ISP confirming that the email was sent before the deadline.



It is envisaged that the quick selections process (average of ACF and FIDE ratings) will be used for this selection. Therefore there is no need, unless advised otherwise, to send supporting statements or lists of results.



Please forward this email to anyone who may be interested in applying.



Kevin Bonham

ACF Selections Director

Watto
02-03-2009, 09:11 AM
Hi Kevin. The link you've posted to the website doesn't work, or not for me at any rate.
This one should: http://www.gardinerchess.com/oceaniazonal/oceaniazonal2009.htm

Basil
02-03-2009, 09:27 AM
Hi Kevin. The link you've posted to the website doesn't work
Yup, it's the semicolon (last character) that's messing up Kevin's link.

Bill Gletsos
02-03-2009, 03:27 PM
Yup, it's the semicolon (last character) that's messing up Kevin's link.It has been fixed.

Sally94
24-03-2009, 04:15 PM
Will each successful applicant receive free entry fee as well? or is it just the free accomodation?

eclectic
24-03-2009, 04:18 PM
both according to the brochure; see under conditions of entry

Sally94
24-03-2009, 04:26 PM
oooh ok thank you :)

eclectic
24-03-2009, 04:33 PM
as there are only 2 places on offer what you have to hope for is that both arianne caioli and alex jule being from qld will not apply ie they will come to the tournament from home each day

so far the only other australian entrant is tamzin oliver

Sally94
24-03-2009, 04:39 PM
Would they be able to apply and get selected, get free entry but decline the free accommodation?

eclectic
24-03-2009, 04:45 PM
aren't arianne and alex WIM's and thus entitled to free entry already?

maybe kevin might clarify matters

Kevin Bonham
24-03-2009, 07:08 PM
The entry form says that Seeded/GM/IM and Seeded/WGM/WIM receive free entry. From the way Graeme has been using the term "seeded" I understand this to mean the selected representatives of a federation. So yes, it looks like the successful applicants do receive free accommodation anyway in the event that they are not already qualified by title.

Sally94
26-03-2009, 08:47 AM
oh okay thanks :)
sorry just to clarify, if you get selected, are you allowed to decline the free accomodation?

thanks for all the info and help :P

eclectic
26-03-2009, 11:54 AM
oh okay thanks :)
sorry just to clarify, if you get selected, are you allowed to decline the free accomodation?

thanks for all the info and help :P

wouldn't the whole idea of applying for one of the seeded positions be to get the free accommodation?

if someone were already entitled to free entry and were never intending to take up the free accommodation option then why would they bother applying to be a seeded player?

;)

Sally94
26-03-2009, 12:29 PM
wouldn't the whole idea of applying for one of the seeded positions be to get the free accommodation?

if someone were already entitled to free entry and were never intending to take up the free accommodation option then why would they bother applying to be a seeded player?

;)

Yeah , but im applying and im not entitled to the free entry yet.

eclectic
26-03-2009, 04:55 PM
Yeah , but im applying and im not entitled to the free entry yet.

you are entitled to the free entry if selected as a seeded player :)

Sally94
26-03-2009, 06:37 PM
and can i decline the free accomodation?

eclectic
26-03-2009, 06:51 PM
and can i decline the free accomodation?

i guess you could but why would you want to?

:)

Kevin Bonham
26-03-2009, 07:27 PM
oh okay thanks :)
sorry just to clarify, if you get selected, are you allowed to decline the free accomodation?

As far as I understand it, there's nothing to stop selected players accepting some of the benefits of selection but not others.

Sally94
27-03-2009, 03:47 PM
ok thanks a lot :D

Kevin Bonham
29-03-2009, 08:46 PM
The following are the provisional results of the selections. These were conducted under the quick selection method of average of ACF and FIDE ratings. Note that the January 2009 FIDE ratings were used as although the April ratings are about to take effect, the January ratings are each player's formal rating at the time of the close of applications.

OPEN

Selected:
1. GM Zong Yuan Zhao 2577/2602 = 2589.5
2. IM David Smerdon 2463/2520 = 2491.5

Reserves, in order of priority:
3. IM Stephen Solomon 2460/2419 = 2439.5
4. IM George Xie 2397/2407 = 2402
5. IM Vladimir Feldman 2298/2271 = 2284.5

WOMEN

Selected:
1. IM Irina Berezina 2252/2146 =2199
2. WIM Arianne Caoili 2182/2128 = 2155

Reserves, in order of priority:
3. Giang Nguyen 2105/2067 = 2086
4. Emma Guo 1778/1820 = 1799
5. WIM Narelle Szuveges 1833/1684 = 1758.5
6. Sally Yu 1784/1661 =1722.5

Selected players have been asked to confirm their availability promptly.

On behalf of the ACF my thanks to all applicants for their interest in representing Australia in this event.

Kevin Bonham
ACF Selections Director

ER
30-03-2009, 12:30 AM
:clap: :clap: :clap: for all our representatives and :clap: :clap: :clap: for those who selected them! Good luck in the Zonal!

Bill Gletsos
30-03-2009, 12:45 AM
and :clap: :clap: :clap: for those who selected them!There were no selectors.

ER
30-03-2009, 01:10 AM
Kevin Bonham
ACF Selections Director
then who did Kev direct??? :hmm: or was it an automatic, ratings based, selection?

Bill Gletsos
30-03-2009, 01:32 AM
then who did Kev direct??? :hmm: or was it an automatic, ratings based, selection?To answer that just read the second sentence of Kevin's post.

ER
30-03-2009, 03:36 AM
(...)These were conducted under the quick selection method of average of ACF and FIDE ratings (...)

Yes, it makes sense now! Reading it for first time I just went straight to the names and the source, I did not check the details, thanks Bill!

Denis_Jessop
30-03-2009, 03:26 PM
Congratulations to those selected!

It's interesting to note that, but for Emma and Narelle in the womens, the results were actually in FIDE rating order and, somewhat unusually, Emma's FIDE rating is appreciably lower than her ACF rating. I guess that this is because her FIDE rating was obtained when the floor had been lowered to 1600 and so was not artificially inflated to begin with as has been the case with many other players in the past.

DJ

Davidflude
31-03-2009, 08:55 AM
Congratulations to those selected!

It's interesting to note that, but for Emma and Narelle in the womens, the results were actually in FIDE rating order and, somewhat unusually, Emma's FIDE rating is appreciably lower than her ACF rating. I guess that this is because her FIDE rating was obtained when the floor had been lowered to 1600 and so was not artificially inflated to begin with as has been the case with many other players in the past.

DJ

Also as Emma is a rapidly improving junior she will constantly be underrated.

ER
31-03-2009, 09:20 AM
Now please pardon my ignorance on this one:
I saw Emma playing recently in Ballarat! I think I have seen her playing at Box Hill Chess Club in the old premises at Box Hill. Am I correct or was she always playing in ACT?

Ian Rout
31-03-2009, 09:55 AM
Now please pardon my ignorance on this one:
I saw Emma playing recently in Ballarat! I think I have seen her playing at Box Hill Chess Club in the old premises at Box Hill. Am I correct or was she always playing in ACT?
Well Emma has always been from ACT, but she plays many interstate tournaments.

ER
31-03-2009, 10:32 AM
k thanks!

Denis_Jessop
31-03-2009, 11:33 AM
Now please pardon my ignorance on this one:
I saw Emma playing recently in Ballarat! I think I have seen her playing at Box Hill Chess Club in the old premises at Box Hill. Am I correct or was she always playing in ACT?

Emma is a genuine ACT player. Her Mum, Mirabelle, was ACTJCL Treasurer a few years ago and assisted at more than one Aus Junior Championships. Her elder brother Sherab Guo-Yuthok was prominent in junior and other events. She has a younger sibling Jamie-Lee Guo who also plays.

DJ

ER
31-03-2009, 12:10 PM
Thanks Denis, maybe Emma, if it was actually Emma, was just an interstate player at Box Hill Chess Club in the tournament which I think I saw her say around 3 years ago!

Denis_Jessop
31-03-2009, 12:20 PM
Thanks Denis, maybe Emma, if it was actually Emma, was just an interstate player at Box Hill Chess Club in the tournament which I think I saw her say around 3 years ago!

I have a vague memory of seeing her name in a BHCC event or was it Ergas when Kerry ran it about 3 years ago?

DJ

ER
31-03-2009, 12:46 PM
I have a vague memory of seeing her name in a BHCC event or was it Ergas when Kerry ran it about 3 years ago?

DJ

Hi Denis, you are right (as usual)

http://www.boxhillchess.org.au/junior/2005/elite/news.htm