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    Does everyone agree that the annual chess tournament held in Queenstown is the most significant chess event in New Zealand?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just2Good View Post
    Does everyone agree that the annual chess tournament held in Queenstown is the most significant chess event in New Zealand?
    in Oceania?

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    As stated in another place:
    Murray Chandler is unlikely to promote another Queenstown event given that the last one attracted about 100 fewer players than budgeted. The timing of the global recession didn't help much there. But if another sponsor was found, who knows?
    So I cannot see how it would be significant, in that its future is not clear at all! I cannot see it happening early in 2011, if at all.

    Perhaps more significant for NZ would be the annual conference/championship events in January each year...but hey I am only just a local, so I may have this all wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHump View Post
    As stated in another place:

    So I cannot see how it would be significant, in that its future is not clear at all! I cannot see it happening early in 2011, if at all.

    Perhaps more significant for NZ would be the annual conference/championship events in January each year...but hey I am only just a local, so I may have this all wrong.
    The event would attract the same number of candidates even if Chandler were not attend. Its true that at the first drop in numbers the organizers spit the dummy and said they'd never hold another Queenstown event, but I suspect they were bluffing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just2Good View Post
    Does everyone agree that the annual chess tournament held in Queenstown is the most significant chess event in New Zealand?



    By Helen Milligan:

    Queenstown Chess Classic 2012

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    The New Zealand Chess Federation is delighted to announce official confirmation of the 2012 Queenstown Chess Classic, to be held 15th-23rd January 2012. The $50,000 sponsorship is being provided by New Zealand Chess Grandmaster Murray Chandler.

    The tournament will be a nine round Swiss-system, staged over nine days. As with the previous Queenstown events of 2006 and 2009, the 2012 Classic will be a fully-fledged International Open tournament. The 119th New Zealand National Championship will also be incorporated within the event. The venue will be the ballroom of the Millennium Hotel, Queenstown.

    Previous Queenstown events have attracted numerous international players, including masters and grandmasters. Opportunities for international title norms are once again expected to be available.

    For further information see the tournament website, which will be updated regularly over the coming months:

    International Chess Tournament in Queenstown, New Zealand, 2012

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    More info at: 2012 Queenstown chess classic
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    Entries so far (in order received):
    
    Gawain Jones            GM  (ENG)  
    Sue Maroroa            WIM  (NZL)
    Klaus Bischoff          GM  (GER)
    Ingrid Lauterbach      WIM  (ENG)
    Eduardas Rozentalis     GM  (LTU)
    Helen Milligan         WFM  (NZL)
    Dejan Bojkov            GM  (BUL)
    Karolina Smokina       WGM  (MDA)
    Huseyin Yeten               (CYP)
    Kivanc Haznedaroglu     GM  (TUR)
    Hacer Haznedaroglu          (TUR)
    Zong-Yuan Zhao          GM  (AUS)
    Brian Jones             FM  (AUS)
    Richard Voon                (AUS)
    Last edited by Kings of chess; 27-03-11 at 10:04 AM.

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    there are $99 fares on Jetstar from Melb and Gold Coast to Queenstown on certain dates

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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist View Post
    there are $99 fares on Jetstar from Melb and Gold Coast to Queenstown on certain dates
    Great news about the airfares AC.
    I have found very nice article by Chessbase about Queenstown 2006:

    Click to see :The nice memories for the participants!


    PHOTO: GM Chandler / 1st in 2006

    and more games: Queenstown 2006
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    Last edited by Kings of chess; 27-03-11 at 09:14 PM.

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    The Queenstown 2012: Entries

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    Fly to Nee Zeeland from $198 with: Emirates

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    ENTRIES;


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    Entries so far (in order received):
    GM Gawain Jones (ENG)
    wim Sue Maroroa (NZL)
    GM Klaus Bischoff (GER)
    wim Ingrid Lauterbach (ENG)
    GM Eduardas Rozentalis (LTU)
    wfm Helen Milligan (NZL)
    GM Dejan Bojkov (BUL)
    wgm Karolina Smokina (MDA)
    Huseyin Yeten (CYP)
    GM Kivanc Haznedaroglu (TUR)
    Hacer Haznedaroglu (TUR)
    GM Zong-Yuan Zhao (AUS)
    FM Brian Jones (AUS)
    Richard Voon (AUS)
    Stephen Fairbairn (CAN)
    Karl Zelesco (AUS)
    Elliott Renzies (AUS)
    GM Darryl Johansen (AUS)
    FM Mike Steadman (NZL)
    George Lester (AUS)
    Hamish Selnes (AUS)
    GM Zhao Xue (CHN)
    GM Surya Ganguly (IND)
    Chris Burns (NZL)
    GM Sune Berg Hansen (DEN) 
    wim Christin Andersson (SWE)
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    Entries so far;

    Code:
    GM Gawain Jones (ENG)
    wim Sue Maroroa (NZL)
    GM Klaus Bischoff (GER)
    wim Ingrid Lauterbach (ENG)
    GM Eduardas Rozentalis (LTU)
    wfm Helen Milligan (NZL)
    GM Dejan Bojkov (BUL)
    wgm Karolina Smokina (MDA)
    Huseyin Yeten (CYP)
    GM Kivanc Haznedaroglu (TUR)
    Hacer Haznedaroglu (TUR)
    GM Zong-Yuan Zhao (AUS)
    FM Brian Jones (AUS)
    Richard Voon (AUS)
    Stephen Fairbairn (CAN)
    Karl Zelesco (AUS)
    Elliott Renzies (AUS)
    GM Darryl Johansen (AUS)
    FM Mike Steadman (NZL)
    George Lester (AUS)
    Hamish Selnes (AUS)
    GM Zhao Xue (CHN)
    GM Surya Ganguly (IND)
    Chris Burns (NZL)
    GM Sune Berg Hansen (DEN) 
    wim Christin Andersson (SWE)
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    Hi,


    Is there a backpackers or caravan park with cheapish rates available?
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