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heligan
05-07-2014, 07:42 AM
The New Zealand Chess Federation (NZCF) is pleased to support Garry Kasparov for FIDE
President as well as members of the Garry Kasparov ticket for their respective positions.

New Zealand is at the far edge of the FIDE world, but like all other chess federations, it has
suffered from the increasing burden of compliance costs. With a small player base, New
Zealand is not in a position to fund administrative work, and relies on volunteers. These
volunteers become fewer and less enthusiastic as the workload grows.

Chess, as a game, commands respect around the world. Many corporate advertisements
feature chess in one way or another. Unfortunately, chess as a competitive mind sport does
not fully benefit from this respect. We need chess restored to a level of respect and credibility
worldwide that ensures international sponsorship for top events, with the resultant increase in
support and prestige at national level. That would give us the backing and credibility to seek
sponsorship for our own projects, players and events.

The New Zealand Chess Federation believes that the iconic figure of Garry Kasparov would
be successful in attracting world interest in chess that would result in increased sponsorship.
We believe that Team Kasparov includes people who would run FIDE in a thoroughly
professional manner and who would offer considerable support and assistance to the
Continental chess associations. We are also convinced that the group of people on Kasparov's
Team Asia ticket brings a range of experience and enthusiasm which can only result in the
fulfilment of their motto, “Asia Rising”. Of course, we are very pleased that our own Helen
Milligan is on that team!

As the candidate for Oceania zone president, I look forward to working with the new FIDE
team led by Garry Kasparov to help develop chess across Oceania. I urge all federations in
Oceania to unite as a bloc in support of Team Kasparov. It would be a great honour to work
with a united zone in the development of chess.

It is unusual for New Zealand to stand up in advance of a FIDE election and state how we will
vote. It is different this time because change is absolutely necessary. We want a new future
for chess and we believe Garry Kasparov represents that future.

Signed by Paul Spiller, President of the New Zealand Chess Federation

Chemi_cal
06-07-2014, 01:08 PM
:clap:

MichaelBaron
06-07-2014, 02:33 PM
As the candidate for Oceania zone president, I look forward to working with the new FIDE
team led by Garry Kasparov to help develop chess across Oceania. I urge all federations in
Oceania to unite as a bloc in support of Team Kasparov. It would be a great honour to work
with a united zone in the development of chess.

It is unusual for New Zealand to stand up in advance of a FIDE election and state how we will
vote. It is different this time because change is absolutely necessary. We want a new future
for chess and we believe Garry Kasparov represents that future.

Signed by Paul Spiller, President of the New Zealand Chess Federation
Well-done! Hopefully the change to Fide is coming soon!

Adamski
06-07-2014, 09:48 PM
Well-done! Hopefully the change to Fide is coming soon!Agreed. Godd to see both NZ and Aus. support Team Kasparov.