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Brian_Jones
23-05-2017, 07:05 PM
The New Zealand Chess Federation will host the 8th Asian Seniors Championship 2017 in Auckland.

Dates are 9-15 October 2017 - see http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/downloads/2017AsianSeniors.pdf

Entries so far are at http://www.newzealandchesslive.co.nz/Vega2017/wwwAsianSeniors/

Payment in A$ at http://www.chessaustralia.com.au/?p=catalog&g=events&site=chess

Kaitlin
23-05-2017, 08:07 PM
:confused: are yous holding each ethnicity separately. ... and then a combined one of the winners from each at the end :)

MichaelBaron
25-05-2017, 01:31 AM
Would be lovely to see Jammo play in it :)

Capablanca-Fan
26-05-2017, 03:33 AM
Would be lovely to see Jammo play in it :)

He should do well, since he has the record of the best Aussie performance at an Olympiad.

Leonkempen
25-09-2017, 08:39 PM
Looking forward to this tournament starting in a couple of weeks.

Organisers to be congratulated for attracting entries from a wide range of Federations. As usual, the host country dominates ... but not as much as in recent tournaments. In the Veterans and Seniors combined, New Zealand accounts for 22 of the 54. Australia is next (somewhat disappointingly low) at 5, together with Philippines. There are 4 from each of Iran and Nepal; 2 from each of Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Myanmar and Singapore. And 1 from each of Brunei Darussalam, Guam, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea (but he possibly counts as Australian!), Thailand and Uzbekistan.

There are 4 GMs and 4 IMs.

Also a bit disappointing (but as per usual) is the low number of female entrants - I see only 1 so far.