Nothing's official yet, but it looks like Australia may also send a squad over to the 1st World Mind Sports Games in Beijing from 12 to 18 October. And it looks like Cathy Chua, author of the essential book "Australian Chess at the Top", has applied to be the women's team captain.
We've no idea yet of the squad's final make-up, but I'm almost certain that WIM Arianne Caoili will also be heading over.
The Philippines, on the other hand, are sending in a crack outfit. GM Paragua will spearhead the men along side IMs Nolte, Sadorra and Garma with NM Carlos rounding them off. WNM Sherily Cua heads the women and she will be joined by C.R. Mariano, K.J. Cunanan, J.J. Fronda and R.J. Young.