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    2023 Zonal speculation

    Are there any ideas where and when the next zonal could be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiverHollow View Post
    Are there any ideas where and when the next zonal could be?
    Hi RiverHollow,

    Likely to be in Palau depending on certain conditions and entry protocols into the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lost View Post
    Hi RiverHollow,

    Likely to be in Palau depending on certain conditions and entry protocols into the country.

    lost
    Travelling can be hard. Why consider such remote locations when most players are located in Australia and Newzealand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy009 View Post
    Travelling can be hard. Why consider such remote locations when most players are located in Australia and Newzealand?
    It's the Oceania Zonal, not the Australasian Zonal. The goal of a Zonal isn't maximizing entries, it's a FIDE event to find the (sub)zone's world championship qualifiers.
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    So if only 2 players play in the zonal because others couldn't travel, is that ok?!

    Defeats the purpose of conducting a zonal

    Australian and Newzealand players are highly rated and Australia has GMs too

    So if they cant afford to go to remote locations to play the zonal and hence miss out on playing world championship, for a 1600 rated player who could visit and play, how is that fair

    We need practical approach to ensure that there are more players and not the current chess unfriendly approach of trying to find the remotest location for zonal

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiverHollow View Post
    Are there any ideas where and when the next zonal could be?
    I like the word ''speculation'' in the thread title... It really belongs there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig_Hall View Post
    It's the Oceania Zonal, not the Australasian Zonal. The goal of a Zonal isn't maximizing entries, it's a FIDE event to find the (sub)zone's world championship qualifiers.
    We may once again get Shaun Press to represent us in world cup .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig_Hall View Post
    It's the Oceania Zonal, not the Australasian Zonal. The goal of a Zonal isn't maximizing entries, it's a FIDE event to find the (sub)zone's world championship qualifiers.
    The 2021 Oceania Zonal was expected to be held over-the-board in Melbourne, but due to events beyond CV's control, the event was recast as a hybrid event, with 1 player from each federation participating (2 from Australia).

    Because of this, there ought to be some sympathy for the Melburnians, and I suggest that they be given an opportunity to host the tournament over-the-board in 2023, should they be interested in doing so.
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