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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliott Renzies View Post
    Yes, I remember Faeroe (Faroe?) Islands stirring a sensation by scoring two remarkable draws vs Bulgaria at Baku.
    Also, I remember WGM (*) Arakhamia playing under the Scottish flag! Not so sure if it was in the recent Olympiad though!
    Hong Kong also participates in chess Olympiads as an independent entity.

    Similar situation with FIFA with those three teams play as individual countries in World Cup qualification groups.

    In tennis though Andy Murray represents Great Britain! (there's quite a few jokes about his ethnicity though like when he wins it's a British victory, and when he loses he 's only a Scott)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by junior View Post
    wheres the 2021 zonal gonna be held ? this one is a miss for me
    Probably in Fiji based on the usual cycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig_Hall View Post
    Probably in Fiji based on the usual cycle.
    Really ! ... just picture that sea breeze in your mind. ..ahhhh h, guess I should have prep'd
    .. this Caketin is full of little spiders and watermelon seeds.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig_Hall View Post
    Probably in Fiji based on the usual cycle.
    thanks

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    So what's happening? is it confirmed Guam. When will we get a confirmation that they are able to provide venue and the funding for the next zonal? I'm assuming while Guam got the green light, its not fully established yet (Norths in Sydney still has a chance)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SquishyDoggy View Post
    So what's happening? is it confirmed Guam. When will we get a confirmation that they are able to provide venue and the funding for the next zonal? I'm assuming while Guam got the green light, its not fully established yet (Norths in Sydney still has a chance)
    Be patient - this is a 2019 Zonal and may not be confirmed until late 2017.

    Could be Guam, Fiji or anywhere in Australia. Bids are welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junior View Post
    I usually attend Zonals but this is to far 16 hours is crazy for Oceania Tournements

    3 hours 4 hours no problem but 16 hours is the same as going to the Usa ,

    i dont think many people will go its to expensive to far prices start around 1500 and go up from there
    Cebu Pacific fly to Guam via Manila and are very cheap. (Mind you the seats are the smallest on any airline I've ever been on- even AirAsia)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaness View Post
    Cebu Pacific fly to Guam via Manila and are very cheap. (Mind you the seats are the smallest on any airline I've ever been on- even AirAsia)
    well even if it was very cheap you have to do two flights equal to 16 hours and 16 hours in discomfort

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    Quote Originally Posted by junior View Post
    well even if it was very cheap you have to do two flights equal to 16 hours and 16 hours in discomfort
    Don't disagree flight was uncomfortable, and you would have to stay overnight in Manila. Been there, done that- I just suck it up to save $$

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaness View Post
    Don't disagree flight was uncomfortable, and you would have to stay overnight in Manila. Been there, done that- I just suck it up to save $$
    i guess thats an option

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    Also United Airlines and Philippine Airline fly there.

    You can get flights with Royal Brunei Airlines from Melbourne to Manila with a good connection with United Airlines and can get there for less than $2000 if booked in advance.

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    Any confirmation on dates and location?

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    ^ when do they get confirmed?

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    North Korea is threatening Guam, nuclear tension could be an issue.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-1...-korea/8799228

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    Quote Originally Posted by SquishyDoggy View Post
    North Korea is threatening Guam, nuclear tension could be an issue.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-1...-korea/8799228
    I think may be a problem because many of the participants are usually juniors and given current tensions...it is unlikely parents will send their kids to such a venue...
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