43rd World Chess Olympiad, Batumi
Pre-Olympiad Player liaison with FIDE:
Auckland NZCF Councillor Ying Wang has been appointed the NZ Player Liaison officer,
responsible for Registration of teams and pre-event communication between the Olympiad
Organisers and the New Zealand teams.
The NZCF selectors have chosen the New Zealand squads for the Batumi Olympiad, September 23rd – October 7th.
In provisional board order they are:
1. IM Russell Dive
2. FM Ben Hague
3. FM Alexei Kulashko
4. IM Anthony Ker
5. FM Daniel Gong
1. CM Helen Milligan
2. WCM Vyanla Punsalan
3. WFM Jasmine Zhang
4. WCM Joy Qin
5. WCM Nicole Qin
The teams are chosen from a list of players who have confirmed themselves available.
Head of Delegation is Hilton Bennett. The Open Team Captain/Coach is Bulgarian Grandmaster
Dejan Bojkov. The Women’s Team Captain is Brazilian IM Herman van Riemsdijk.
n.b. NZCF retains the option of reopening
applications if it considers it necessary.