Next step: Add the qualification paths for the players who participated in last year's 2015 World Cup.
10 February 2016
03 February 2016
World Chess Championship
Zonals : Links (and Other References)
I would like to have the same overview for all zones over all cycles, but the resulting table would be too unwieldy.
27 January 2016
- 1.0: 2014-04 - European Individual Ch. 2014 - Armenia
- 1.0: 2015-04 - European Individual Chess Championship 2015 - Israel
- 1.10: 2014-06 - 1st European Small Nations Individual Championship - FIDE Zone 1.10 - Cyprus
- 2.0: 2014-11 - American Continental Classical Championship 2014 - Brazil
- 2.0: 2015-06 - X American Continental Championship 2015 - Uruguay
- 2.1: 2015-05 - 2015 U.S. Championship - United States of America
- 2.2: 2015-08 - 2015 Zone 2.2 Open Championships - Canada
- 2.3: 2015-05 - Zonal 2.3 Santa Elena - Ecuador
- 2.4: 2015-06 - CAMPEONATO ZONAL 2.4 ABSOLUTO - Peru
- 2.5: 2015-06 - Zonal 2.5 Absoluto 2015 - Paraguay
- 3.0: 2014-05 - Asian Continental Championships 2014 (open) - United Arab Emirates
- 3.0: 2015-09 - Asian Continental Chess Championships Open 2015 - United Arab Emirates
- 3.1: 2015-06 - Zone 3.1 Championship 2015 (Men) - Oman
- 3.2: 2015-05 - Asian Zonal 3.2 Chess Championship-2015 - Nepal
- 3.3: 2015-04 - FIDE Zone 3.3 chess championships (Men) - Vietnam
- 3.4: 2015-07 - Zone 3.4. Championship Men - Tajikistan
- 3.5: 2014-12 - 2014 World Champion Chess Championship Zonal 3.5 - China
- 3.6: 2015-08 - 2015 Oceania Zonal Open Championship - Australia
- 3.7: 2015-01 - 52nd National Premier Chess Championship 2014 - India
- 4.0: 2015-06 - African Individual 2015 (Open section) - Egypt
- 4.1: 2015-05 - 2015 Zone 4.1 Individual Championships Open - Tunisia
- 4.2: 2015-05 - 2015 Africa Zone 4.2 Individual Chess Championship - Open Category - Uganda
- 4.3: 2015-05 - Zonal 4.3 Open - Malawi
- 4.4: 2015-04 - 2015 Zone 4.4 Individual Chess Championships Open - Togo
- 0.0: ACP 2015-00
- 1.7: (3 x) Baltic Zonals 2014-00
I'm not sure how to handle these at this time.
20 January 2016
From Rafael Santana of Venezuela, last seen in
CAM Zonals, Women's Events, and C27 Zonals,
I added a crosstable to
From IndonesiaBase, last seen in
Zt: 1987 Jakarta,
I added crosstables for Jakarta events to
- From 'The Stress of Chess (and its Infinite Finesse) : My Life, Career and 101 Best Games' by GM Walter Browne (New In Chess, 2012), I added references to an Asian zonal for C08: 1969-72, and USA zonals for C10: 1975-78, C11: 1978-81, C12: 1981-84, and C13: 1984-87.
This is my seventh consecutive post concerning zonals on this blog and there is more to come!
13 January 2016
Thanks to IndonesiaBase, there is an entire page describing the event, FIDE Zonal 11, Bogor/Jakarta 1987, including copies of letters from the players complaining about alleged collusion among the Chinese players. The page informs,
The combination of the unethical play, the fact that China had four out of twelve finalists, and the carry-through system damaged the tournament so badly to the extent of beyond repairable. GM Ian Rogers was the first player to pull out as a protest. GM Utut Adianto and GM Rosendo Balinas Jr were the next ones to do so.
Prof Dr Max Arie Wotulo, the President of FIDE Zonal 11 and an IM himself, agreed. He declared that the final stage was void. The twelve finalists were expected to be at Jakarta in May to replay the final stage. However, for a mysterious reason, the FIDE governing body ruled out this decision and endorsed the top two of the event, Chinese Xu Jun and Filipino GM Eugenio Torre, as the Zonal 11 representatives to Interzonal Championship. Case closed.
I added clippings for the IndonesiaBase crosstables and explanations to my page on (C14) 1987-1990 Zonal Cycle. Add this event to the list of bizarre zonals: 1960 Berg en Dal (as in Cold War Chess Politics) and 1975 Barcelona / 1976 Arandjelovac.
06 January 2016
Following the same structure I used for Zonal Qualifiers C13 - Qualification Paths, the two tables below show the counts of players who qualified by the different paths.
The left table ('Qual') counts the types of qualifiers as defined in the first part of C14: Zonal Qualifiers. The right table ('Zonal') counts the players who qualified at a certain zonal ('z'), as listed in the second part of the same page. The question marks ('?') in the 'Qual' table are a reminder that there is some guesswork in the data.
For details on the different zonals, see the clippings for (C14) 1987-1990 Zonal Cycle.
30 December 2015
It is a portion of a 'Vikipedija' [Lithuanian] page which seems to be based largely on my own work. A few comments:-
- Zone 05: Four players from this zonal competed in Interzonals. The page says Hulak and Marjanovic qualified on rating, but their ratings were too low. (NB: Pucarevo = Novi Travnikas)
- Zone 07: Neither Ivanov nor Spraggett played in a C14 Interzonal. Allan and Baragar played instead.
- Zone 11: The 'scandal' is not mentioned. Did it have any real impact?
- Zone 12: Bouaziz qualified.
- Zone 13: Hamed qualified.
Thanks to that info plus details from other new clippings, I can make an educated guess on how the players qualified, whether from zonals or otherwise.