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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    As jammo has correctly surmised the FRA players are New Caledonians. I believe they have the same rights as other Oceania players in Oceania events this event, although New Caledonia is not currently a FIDE member Federation.
    In this case...I wonder if for every applicant who is under playing under the French flag...eligibility is checked by asking them to confirm place of residence?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leonkempen View Post
    If you look at the regulations for the event, the participation eligibility is "Chess players from Oceania Federations or associated members." I expect New Caledonia is an associated member; another is possibly French Polynesia. The eligibility criterion differs from (for example) the Oceania Zonal which states "Players must be members of a FIDE Zone 3.6 federation."
    Yes they were accepted as Associated Members but not offered Full Membership in 2014 (see http://oceaniachess.com/wp-content/u...a_20140301.pdf). So they don't appear to have Zonal participation rights.

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    The rapid event is complete. Congrats to David Cannon 1st and Luis Chan 2nd!

    Link is here : http://chessnews.asia/2019-oceania-y...championships/

    Blitz starts in an hour or so.

    No photos available as yet as only players allowed in playing room. Even parents wishing to look at pairings 40 minutes from start time are not allowed in. Sadly no list of pairings outside the room for those without internet access at venue.
    Last edited by Scott Crowley; 07-01-2019 at 10:24 AM.

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    Congrats David and Luis!

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    For those free-accommodation are provided, the players stay at a very old motel: no aircon, plenty of mosquitos.

    can the organisers do something about it?

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    Is there a list of players anywhere for this event?

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    The link given by Scott above provides results and list of players

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Cross View Post
    For those free-accommodation are provided, the players stay at a very old motel: no aircon, plenty of mosquitos.

    can the organisers do something about it?
    At least this way - they can learn what its like to be a professional chess player
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Crowley View Post
    No photos available as yet as only players allowed in playing room. Even parents wishing to look at pairings 40 minutes from start time are not allowed in. Sadly no list of pairings outside the room for those without internet access at venue.
    No information available at all - about winners, age groups, prize giving etc. No pairing yet available for tomorrow first round of main event. Groups for tomorrow also not known (will under 20 be merged as they don't have enough participants)

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    Just quoting from the entry form re direct titles so I can find it easily and for anyone else interested:

    Fide rules state that for a direct title to be awarded immediately an applicant has to have
    achieved at some time or other a minimum rating as follows: IM 2200, WIM 2000, FM 2100,
    WFM 1900, CM 2000, and WCM 1800.

    If groups are combined to make a bigger group, then the requirements (at least 8
    participants from at least 3 federations) shall apply to this merged group. Titles can be
    awarded to the best player(s) of the subgroups, provided the subgroup has at least 5
    participants from at least 2 federations and the player scores a minimum of 50% in a
    minimum of 9 games.

    In the U20 category, the gold medal winner shall be awarded the Grandmaster
    (GM)/Woman Grandmaster (WGM) norm (9 games). 1st equal (up to 3 players) shall get
    the IM/WIM title. The silver and bronze medal winners shall be awarded the IM/WIM norm
    and FIDE Master (FM)/Woman FIDE Master (WFM).

    In the U18 categories, the gold medal winner shall be awarded the title of International
    Master (IM) / Woman International Master (WIM). 1st equal players (up to 3 players) shall
    get IM/WIM norm (9 games). The Silver & Bronze Medal winners shall be awarded the FIDE
    Master (FM) / Woman FIDE Master (WFM) title.

    In the U16 category, the gold medal winner shall be awarded IM/WIM norm (9 games). 1st
    equal player (up to 3 players) shall get FM/WFM title. The Silver & Bronze Medal winners
    shall be awarded the Candidate Master (CM) / Woman Candidate Master (WCM) title.
    In the U12 & U14 categories, the gold medal winner shall be awarded the title of FM /
    WFM. The Silver & Bronze Medal winners shall be awarded the CM / WCM title.
    Gold, Silver & Bronze Medal (after tiebreak up to 3 players) winners of the U8 & U10
    categories shall be awarded the CM/WCM title
    Note that where it says "shall be awarded", this is always subject to rating. But there are going to be plenty of norms won that are not subject to rating.

    Does anyone have a list of which of the merged age subgroups have met the criteria for direct titles and which have not? Ta. The merged subgroups are U18, U8, GU18, GU16, GU14, GU10, GU8.

    Oceania must have at some point got its way on reducing the number of federations required - this was still up in the air at the Baku congress.
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    With the exception of under8girls, all merged subgroups have met the criteria for direct titles.

    There are 9 DGT e-boards recording games in under20open. These games are published and available for view/download from Vega tournament webpage after completion. Other games would progresively become available as data entry to create PGN is done.
    With double round days except for last day, the gap between played games and completed data entry is going to increase.

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    Can someone provide a link to the livegames?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keong Ang View Post
    With the exception of under8girls, all merged subgroups have met the criteria for direct titles.
    Thanks Keong.

    A large number of players are going to win conditional direct titles that they mostly won't get immediately because their ratings are too low, but that many will probably pick up years down the track. In theory as many as 39 players might qualify for conditional titles but I expect this will be reduced by cases of the same player qualifying in multiple divisions and a few cases of players already holding or having qualified for the titles in question. In terms of prospects for immediate direct titles there are at least four players who can win up to three IM titles immediately between them from the U20 but one of those has already qualified (he would still be the direct title winner in that case, it doesn't cascade down).

    In the U16 at least one player can become an FM immediately. At least one other can potentially win a conditional FM title allowing them to take CM immediately.

    Note: if anyone wants to discuss the merits or otherwise of such titles they may do so on the soft titles thread:

    http://www.chesschat.org/showthread....ith-new-posts)

    Note for Australian players and parents: When all Australian immediate titles (if any) are known, I will make a post here explaining how to claim them as per recent Zonal titles. Details will also be in the ACF Newsletter in the event that any have not been accepted or declined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altecman View Post
    Can someone provide a link to the livegames?
    As far as I know they don't do broadcasting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    Thanks Keong.

    A large number of players are going to win conditional direct titles that they mostly won't get immediately because their ratings are too low, but that many will probably pick up years down the track. In theory as many as 39 players might qualify for conditional titles but I expect this will be reduced by cases of the same player qualifying in multiple divisions and a few cases of players already holding or having qualified for the titles in question. In terms of prospects for immediate direct titles there are at least four players who can win up to three IM titles immediately between them from the U20 but one of those has already qualified (he would still be the direct title winner in that case, it doesn't cascade down).

    In the U16 at least one player can become an FM immediately. At least one other can potentially win a conditional FM title allowing them to take CM immediately.

    Note: if anyone wants to discuss the merits or otherwise of such titles they may do so on the soft titles thread:

    http://www.chesschat.org/showthread....ith-new-posts)

    Note for Australian players and parents: When all Australian immediate titles (if any) are known, I will make a post here explaining how to claim them as per recent Zonal titles. Details will also be in the ACF Newsletter in the event that any have not been accepted or declined.
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