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    Quote Originally Posted by lost
    Heligan,

    Its also during the term for Australia as well. Will be interesting to see who turns up for the event.

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    Im sure all non-year 12 students will make the trip if they really want to/if their parents let them, its only a week of school off, and its also early in the year.
    Also will titles be awarded similar to how they have been in the past few years? ie 1 IM title for someone who gets >6 points, and 2 FM titles for those who achieve >4.5 points
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    Venue

    News reports say the Naviti Resort is on fire...
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/south-p...-resort-ablaze

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    Quote Originally Posted by heligan
    News reports say the Naviti Resort is on fire...
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/south-p...-resort-ablaze
    Yes, I was wondering if that was the Zonal venue!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Dowden
    Yes, I was wondering if that was the Zonal venue!
    Yes it is and I guess now the organisers will be looking for a new venue. Fire in a nice hotel is very sad.
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    Dear All,

    Flames engulfed the Naviti Resort, official venue for the 2013 Oceania Zonal in May, yesterday afternoon (Nov. 1) which completely destroyed the central building that has the main lounge, restaurants including the big Wasawasa Restaurant/Conference Room where we're supposed to have the tournament, shops and offices. The extent of the fire damage will definitely rule out having the event at Naviti. In the next few days, I will be liasing with the Events Manager/Sales Manager for the possibility of shifting the Oceania Zonal to it's sister resort - Warwick Fiji Resort and Spa (where we had the 2002 Oceania). I will be informing everybody in due time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian_Jones
    Dear All,

    Flames engulfed the Naviti Resort, official venue for the 2013 Oceania Zonal in May, yesterday afternoon (Nov. 1) which completely destroyed the central building that has the main lounge, restaurants including the big Wasawasa Restaurant/Conference Room where we're supposed to have the tournament, shops and offices. The extent of the fire damage will definitely rule out having the event at Naviti. In the next few days, I will be liasing with the Events Manager/Sales Manager for the possibility of shifting the Oceania Zonal to it's sister resort - Warwick Fiji Resort and Spa (where we had the 2002 Oceania). I will be informing everybody in due time.

    Best regards.

    Dr. Virgilio de Asa
    President, FCF
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    Best wishes to the organisers in finding a good new venue.
    God exists. Short and to the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski
    Best wishes to the organisers in finding a good new venue.
    Ditto from me! It's a pity for such hard work of such dedicated people to go to waste!
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    Cool

    Its Fiji .. yous could just play on the lawn
    .. this Caketin is full of little spiders and watermelon seeds.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaitlin
    Its Fiji .. yous could just play on the lawn
    Thanks for the Aussie humour Kaitlin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaitlin
    Its Fiji .. yous could just play on the lawn
    The Bar has burnt down and the the Barbecue will be cold by then!
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    Quote Originally Posted by William AS
    The Bar has burnt down and the the Barbecue will be cold by then!
    Tell the Kiwis to bring some No 8 wire for the barbie and she'll be right mate. You bring the chillibin. BYO jandals and togs
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    Hi everyone,

    Have we had any update as to what is happening with the zonal?

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    I'll likely be entering, would be nice to get a title

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    I'll likely be entering, would be nice to get a title
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