The New Zealand Chess Federation is inviting applications for selection for the Open and
Women’s teams to participate in the 44th World Chess Olympiad, Khanty-Mansisyk, Russia,
1st to 15th of August 2020. There are five places in each team.
To apply players must complete the linked application form (PDF
and editable DOC) and ensure it reaches the NZCF
Secretary by the 15th December, 2019. Selections will be announced by NZCF on or before
the 15th February 2020, after the selection panel takes into account results in the New
Zealand Championship in Tauranga in January.
One place in the Olympiad Open team can be won automatically by a player becoming outright
New Zealand Champion in Tauranga. That player may take up their place even if they have
not previously applied for selection.
Applicants should proceed on the basis that they will be required to pay their travel costs
to and from the Olympiad, although NZCF will seek to organize fund-raising
to reduce this if possible. As usual with chess Olympiads, food and accommodation are provided
free of charge.