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    New Zealand supporting Team Kasparov

    The New Zealand Chess Federation (NZCF) is pleased to support Garry Kasparov for FIDE
    President as well as members of the Garry Kasparov ticket for their respective positions.

    New Zealand is at the far edge of the FIDE world, but like all other chess federations, it has
    suffered from the increasing burden of compliance costs. With a small player base, New
    Zealand is not in a position to fund administrative work, and relies on volunteers. These
    volunteers become fewer and less enthusiastic as the workload grows.

    Chess, as a game, commands respect around the world. Many corporate advertisements
    feature chess in one way or another. Unfortunately, chess as a competitive mind sport does
    not fully benefit from this respect. We need chess restored to a level of respect and credibility
    worldwide that ensures international sponsorship for top events, with the resultant increase in
    support and prestige at national level. That would give us the backing and credibility to seek
    sponsorship for our own projects, players and events.

    The New Zealand Chess Federation believes that the iconic figure of Garry Kasparov would
    be successful in attracting world interest in chess that would result in increased sponsorship.
    We believe that Team Kasparov includes people who would run FIDE in a thoroughly
    professional manner and who would offer considerable support and assistance to the
    Continental chess associations. We are also convinced that the group of people on Kasparov's
    Team Asia ticket brings a range of experience and enthusiasm which can only result in the
    fulfilment of their motto, “Asia Rising”. Of course, we are very pleased that our own Helen
    Milligan is on that team!

    As the candidate for Oceania zone president, I look forward to working with the new FIDE
    team led by Garry Kasparov to help develop chess across Oceania. I urge all federations in
    Oceania to unite as a bloc in support of Team Kasparov. It would be a great honour to work
    with a united zone in the development of chess.

    It is unusual for New Zealand to stand up in advance of a FIDE election and state how we will
    vote. It is different this time because change is absolutely necessary. We want a new future
    for chess and we believe Garry Kasparov represents that future.

    Signed by Paul Spiller, President of the New Zealand Chess Federation
    Last edited by heligan; 05-07-2014 at 03:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heligan View Post
    As the candidate for Oceania zone president, I look forward to working with the new FIDE
    team led by Garry Kasparov to help develop chess across Oceania. I urge all federations in
    Oceania to unite as a bloc in support of Team Kasparov. It would be a great honour to work
    with a united zone in the development of chess.

    It is unusual for New Zealand to stand up in advance of a FIDE election and state how we will
    vote. It is different this time because change is absolutely necessary. We want a new future
    for chess and we believe Garry Kasparov represents that future.

    Signed by Paul Spiller, President of the New Zealand Chess Federation
    Well-done! Hopefully the change to Fide is coming soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Well-done! Hopefully the change to Fide is coming soon!
    Agreed. Godd to see both NZ and Aus. support Team Kasparov.
    God exists. Short and to the point.

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