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    Olympiad Appeal

    Any other Kiwi Chess Chatters up for this?!

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    The ACF recently put $3000 into the Aussie Olympiad appeal (now over $8500).

    What's with the NZ appeal????? No simuls, no organisation, nothing

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    Blitz Fundraiser

    Saturday 31st July - Blitz Fundraiser

    NZCF thanks all those who took part in the Blitz Fundraiser: Herman van Riemsdijk, Mike Steadman, Hans Gao, Paul Garbett, Hilton Bennett, Bruce Wheeler, Jeremy Browne, Edward Tanoi, Xhuedet Jashari, Judy Gao, Bryan Latimer, Paul Spiller, Daniel Shen, Philip Mukkattu, Wayne Power, Leo Zhang, Roy Seabrook, Andrew Michael, Simon Lyall, Mike Foley, David Taylor and Ewen Green. Thanks also to Fullers Tools and Murray Chandler for providing generous prizes. And finally, thanks to Bob Gibbons for running the event and Auckland Chess Centre for providing the venue. Full results are available on the website, http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/results.html.

    There will be another Blitz event on 13th September.

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    Great That should more or less quadruple the kitty!
    Last edited by Tony Dowden; 01-08-2010 at 10:07 AM.

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    Appeal

    Total so far: $600

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Dowden
    Any other Kiwi Chess Chatters up for this?!
    Yes, once house related finances settle and I know our budget I will definitely put some doallars into the appeal. Presumably through Helen's web site?
    God exists. Short and to the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski
    Yes, once house related finances settle and I know our budget I will definitely put some doallars into the appeal. Presumably through Helen's web site?
    Thanks Jonathan, that would be terrific!

    Yes, you can navigate to a portal for the Olympiad Appeal via Helen's website.

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    Fischer visiting Tal in hospital - Curaçao 1962

    "You must take your opponent into a deep dark forest where 2+2=5, and the path leading out is only wide enough for one." - Mikhail Tal
    "My favourite piece is the one that wins" - Bobby Fischer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Dowden
    Latest total: $640
    Oh dear, the appeal seems to be going backwards - according to the site it's back down to $600 now
    Last edited by Tony Dowden; 20-08-2010 at 09:08 PM.
    Fischer visiting Tal in hospital - Curaçao 1962

    "You must take your opponent into a deep dark forest where 2+2=5, and the path leading out is only wide enough for one." - Mikhail Tal
    "My favourite piece is the one that wins" - Bobby Fischer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Dowden
    Thanks Jonathan, that would be terrific!

    Yes, you can navigate to a portal for the Olympiad Appeal via Helen's website.
    Now done.
    God exists. Short and to the point.

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    Foreign currency

    Those with Australian bank accounts should note that NZ is a foreign country with a foreign currency! Simple bank transfer will not work. We can cash cheques in Australian dollars though. No, we don't have credit card facilities - sorry.

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    You should be able to cash my cheque easily enough - on its way today.
    Good luck to the teams

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    Quote Originally Posted by heligan
    Those with Australian bank accounts should note that NZ is a foreign country with a foreign currency! Simple bank transfer will not work. We can cash cheques in Australian dollars though. No, we don't have credit card facilities - sorry.
    Noted - thanks! Cheque will be posted.
    God exists. Short and to the point.

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    Favorite movie line: Girl friend Cathy to Jack Ryan in "Sum of all Fears". "What kind of emergency does an historian have?".

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    Olympiad appeal

    Many thanks for all donations! We won't waste it on vodka and caviar. Well, not all of it anyway!

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    My thanks too - since I started the thread. It's gratifying to see ChessChatters rallying to a cause and making a difference once again
    Last edited by Tony Dowden; 22-08-2010 at 09:31 PM.
    Fischer visiting Tal in hospital - Curaçao 1962

    "You must take your opponent into a deep dark forest where 2+2=5, and the path leading out is only wide enough for one." - Mikhail Tal
    "My favourite piece is the one that wins" - Bobby Fischer

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