Saturday, August 19, 2006

Pinoy GMs Snub Swiss

The National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) will choose a swiss system format eliminations tournament to select the team that will represent the country at the Asian Games in Doha later this year. In response, RP's 3 top grandmasters are not very happy.

Mark Paragua, Joey Antonio and Eugene Torre asked the national body to reconsider via a letter to fed boss Congressman Prospero Pichay: "There are other ways and criteria to best select our representatives in important international events as practiced by other countries...The Swiss System is definitely not one of them."

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