Friday, March 17, 2006

"Butch" Pichay New NCFP Head

As expected, congressman Prospero "Butch" Pichay was elected as the new president of the National Chess Federation of the Phlippines (NCFP). The vote was unanimous.

This is a big challenge for me and for the rest of the board. But we have to act quickly because chess in this country has stagnated in the past few years. We have to develop our players by giving them more tournaments and sending them abroad for training and exposure.

Pichay's planned program of improvements for RP chess will include the hosting of two tournaments. The first will be called the "Rep. Prospero 'Butch' Pichay Presidential Invitational Cup" and the other one will be a Philippine International FIDE-rated Open.

Said the new president, "What I want is that we can regain our supremacy in Asia". Good luck sir!

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