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    Quote Originally Posted by RiverHollow View Post
    Yea agreed, would look to see the entry list too
    A bit early yet but it should be visible for your Christmas present!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski View Post
    A bit early yet but it should be visible for your Christmas present!
    haha odd reference to christmas presents...

    but yea hope everyone is enjoying their holidays

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    Thanks for the links, Andrew. Already strong fields.
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    Entry list

    The entry list can be found at the following links:

    Open: http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/Veg...pen/index.html

    Women: http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/Veg...ens/index.html

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    Hi guys, I will be holidaying in NZ during the Zonal. What's the best way to get to the venue from Auckland?
    Thanks in advance, cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliott Renzies View Post
    Hi guys, I will be holidaying in NZ during the Zonal. What's the best way to get to the venue from Auckland?
    Thanks in advance, cheers!
    Taxi is probably best and safest its around 13-15km (depends where in the CBD your staying) and its like maybe 20-30 dollars

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    Quote Originally Posted by junior View Post
    Taxi is probably best and safest its around 13-15km (depends where in the CBD your staying) and its like maybe 20-30 dollars
    Thank you very much for your response junior! I will be staying at the Kiwi International Hotel, 411 Queen Street, Auckland!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliott Renzies View Post
    Thank you very much for your response junior! I will be staying at the Kiwi International Hotel, 411 Queen Street, Auckland!
    you live around 10-15 minutes away (with good traffic)

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    Fantastic, thanks for the info junior. I wish you all good luck and I most probably will visit there more than once!
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    anyone got a place for one more at auckland, whats a cheap hotel there?

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    Sorry RiverHollow, I won't be staying at Kiwi International by myself, so I can't help!
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    I have a question about the requirements for earning CM/FM direct titles at this Zonal. The Table for Direct Titles in the FIDE Handbook states that the requirement for the FM title is a score of 65% in a minimum of 9 games. For CM, the required score is 50% in a minimum of 9 games. The tournament is 9 rounds. If a player receives a bye or wins a point by forfeit, then they cannot play 9 games. Would this mean that a score of 6/9 (4.5/9) would not be sufficient to earn the FM (CM) title?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Hardegen View Post
    I have a question about the requirements for earning CM/FM direct titles at this Zonal. The Table for Direct Titles in the FIDE Handbook states that the requirement for the FM title is a score of 65% in a minimum of 9 games. For CM, the required score is 50% in a minimum of 9 games. The tournament is 9 rounds. If a player receives a bye or wins a point by forfeit, then they cannot play 9 games. Would this mean that a score of 6/9 (4.5/9) would not be sufficient to earn the FM (CM) title?
    That is correct. In the last Oceania Zonal a player who was on 3.5/8 won his last round game by forfeit reaching 4.5/9. He was not eligible for the CM title. On the other hand if a player scored 4.5 over the board in 8 games and won a game on forfeit, I would expect that to be accepted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    That is correct. In the last Oceania Zonal a player who was on 3.5/8 won his last round game by forfeit reaching 4.5/9. He was not eligible for the CM title. On the other hand if a player scored 4.5 over the board in 8 games and won a game on forfeit, I would expect that to be accepted.
    I believe that person who got 3.5/8 should have got the CM title it doesnt sound fair , not getting a chance to get the CM title because an oppenent as forfeited . i think that its not fair also for someone who is getting a bye in the first round (if theres odd numbers ) who ends up getting 4.5/9 or 6/9 to not get the title.

    do you think fide would reconsider that rule?

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