Just a bit of an update on the upcoming Zonal in the Gold Coast. The event is shaping up to be the biggest Oceania Zonal ever thanks to the participation of more nations like the Solomon Islands, Palau and PNG.
Of particular interest to local chess polies will be the planned visit of one Ignatius Leong. The guy is, of course, the FIDE general secretary and he'll be here for the Oceania Zone meeting to be held on the rest day, 23 June. But, hopefully, it won't be just for local polies. My info so far is that anyone can actually attend that meeting, so if you're curious about these sorts of things, then that will be your chance.
Personally, I'd rather be somewhere on a nearby beach! That's if the weather behaves.