Reports were made on the successful Grand Prix - the meeting noted in particular the enormous contribution of the Philippines with 4 Opens and also the commitment to have 4 Opens each year for the next two years. Deputy President Pichay, also the NCFP President informed the meeting that NCFP had entered into a contract with Intchess Asia to be signed at the close of the meeting to outsource Event Management of all its International Competitions in this period so as to free the NCFP to concentrate on popularising and the game and developing talent throughout the Philippines while of course also nurturing and supporting their grandmasters and national team members.
Note also that the ASEAN Age Group Chess Championships ended yesterday in Danang, Vietnam. The home team outpointed the opposition with an emphatic haul of 134 medals, just over double that of next best, RP, followed by Singapore with 21. Here come the Vietnamese!