The 2007 Oceania Zonal finished yesterday, with Australian IM Zong-Yuan Zhao finishing outright first on 7/9. Zhao defeated James Morris (AUS) in the final round, while each of his closest challengers could only draw. The win qualifies Zhao for the next stage of the FIDE World Championship series.
In equal second were Puchen Wang (NZ), Igor Goldenberg (AUS) and Bob Smith (NZ), all on 6.5 points. It is not entirely clear which tie break system was used for the tournament (and FIDE regulations leave the choice up to the organisers) so I am not sure which players earn which titles (1 IM and 2 FM's) . If the ordering on the website is based on the tournament tie-breaks then the IM title goes to New Zealand Champion Puchen Wang, while FM titles are awarded to Australian juniors Gene Nakauchi and James Morris.
The Womens Zonal was a little more clearcut with IM Irinia Berezina leading from start to finish, scoring an undefeated 7.5 points. Outright second was Alexandra Jule on 6.5, which means that she will become a WIM. Again, based on the published standings Sue Maroroa and Rebecca Harris become WFM's, with Viv Smith being the unlucky player to miss out.