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    Batumi Olympiad 2018

    Applications for the Olympiad teams are now welcome.
    More information and links can be found at
    http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/Oly...mpiad2018.html

    Remember there is an automatic qualification spot in the Open team for the outright NZ Champion so head to Palmerston North for Congress!

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    Quote Originally Posted by heligan View Post
    Applications for the Olympiad teams are now welcome.
    More information and links can be found at
    http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/Oly...mpiad2018.html

    Remember there is an automatic qualification spot in the Open team for the outright NZ Champion so head to Palmerston North for Congress!
    What if there is a tie for Champ?
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    Only an outright winner gets the automatic place. If there is a tie then all places will be decided by selection.

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    Kind of dopey that you have to win it outright considering it's a Swiss. - Surely top on tiebreak would be more sensible given it decides only 1 of the 5 team places?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flukey View Post
    Kind of dopey that you have to win it outright considering it's a Swiss. - Surely top on tiebreak would be more sensible given it decides only 1 of the 5 team places?
    I can recall that in one of the recent NZ championships, first place was tied by 11 people or so
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    I can recall that in one of the recent NZ championships, first place was tied by 11 people or so
    But 1st on tiebreak was just one person

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    Flukey has a point.

    Another question: does an automatic place go to an outright NZ champ even if he or she is not the tournament winner?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capablanca-Fan View Post
    Flukey has a point.

    Another question: does an automatic place go to an outright NZ champ even if he or she is not the tournament winner?
    Based on the wording on the entry form, yes.
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