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    zonal

    is there anything of the sort coming in the near future or are they finished,and where, hope its in australia.

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    Zonal in Auckland NZ January 2005!

    The Zonal in Auckland in late January 2005 is now confirmed and entry forms are available. See Australian Chess magazine due out next week and also Gary Bekker's Oceania website.

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    zonal selection

    thanks for the info.also can anyone play or do you have to apply .in the newsletter there is a deadly of 20 sept

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    So you don't have to be 2300+ to play in zonals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arosar
    So you don't have to be 2300+ to play in zonals?

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    If you dont want them to be considered a joke, then you probably want to set a rating cutoff of around 2200. Certainly letting people play rated under 2100 let alone 2000 is just plain stupid.
    The only exception could be that if a particular country in the zone has no players over the rating limit then allow them to nominate one player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gletsos
    If you dont want them to be considered a joke . . .
    You mean like the joke that was the Gold Coast a few years back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arosar
    You mean like the joke that was the Gold Coast a few years back?

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    What do you think?

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    Everybody welcome in Oceania Zonals!

    Here we go again - encouraging people not to play in tournaments.
    Anybody can play in the Oceania Zonal - the just need to pay the entry fee.
    If there was a cut-off at all, it would be logical to make it 1600 or 1800 the same as the cut-off for FIDE ratings. Don't lets go back to the bad old days when you had to be a strong player to play chess! Chess is for everybody!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian_Jones
    Chess is for everybody!
    Of course it is. But not the zonals.

    You makin' any money out of this Brian?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian_Jones
    Here we go again - encouraging people not to play in tournaments.
    Anybody can play in the Oceania Zonal - the just need to pay the entry fee.
    If there was a cut-off at all, it would be logical to make it 1600 or 1800 the same as the cut-off for FIDE ratings. Don't lets go back to the bad old days when you had to be a strong player to play chess! Chess is for everybody!
    Yes chess is for everyone but this is a zonal, not some weekender.

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    it does seem that ppl have a problem differentiating(spell check) between events that should be all in for everybody and events that should be for 'elite' participation only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    it does seem that ppl have a problem differentiating(spell check) between events that should be all in for everybody and events that should be for 'elite' participation only.
    gray . . . Mr Jones isn't quite as clueless as you seem to imply. He's been around. I'd rather have him than you, as organiser, any day. He just has certain interests to pursue.

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    Are you headed for the high moral ground?

    Quote Originally Posted by arosar

    You makin' any money out of this Brian?

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    Amiel
    Do you have a problem with this idea of making money from chess promotion?
    starter

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    Quote Originally Posted by starter
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    Do you have a problem with this idea of making money from chess promotion?
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    I simply saw AR's question as trying to determine if Brian had a possible vested interest in having everyman and his dog play as opposed to only those with some legitimacy being allowed to compete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starter
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    Do you have a problem with this idea of making money from chess promotion?
    Problem? Problem?

    'Course not! I was exploring Brian's motives since, for such an experienced organiser, he ought to know better than make silly suggestions.

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