Here is a photo of NCFP boss Prospero "Butch" Pichay during the opening ceremony of the Chess Institutes Building that is located within the Bulacan State University. Journalist Marlon Bernardino says that, "The chess institute building will provide chess players from Bulacan and nearby provinces to spend their free time and keep them away from drugs and other illegal activities."
From Left: Father Pablo Legaspi, Bulacan congressman Pedro Pancho, NCFP president and Surigao del Sur representative Prospero "Butch" Pichay Jr., Bulacan Chess Federation president Richard Dela Cruz and Dr. Rosario Pimentel, president of Bulacan State University.
Saturday, September 30, 2006
Pichay Opens Chess Building
Posted by The Closet Grandmaster at 7:34 am
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1st President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Cup, Manila Nov 17~25
Sydney is a "world class city" - 5 miilion people living in the first world. Forget a chess playing/coaching/selling venue, we dont even have an office. The NSWCA should be ashamed that it does not even have a plan to have a super duper chess venue in Sydney. Other states have their centres. Where is ours?
NSWCA council is being lead by a hopeless group of status quo mongers. Vote them out.
Is this 1st. Pres. GMA Cup tournament is confirmed ? where we can get the details.
The news was published yesterday for a while at FIDE official site.
Just email NCFP asking for more details of the event:-
It's just up again the FIDE website!!:-
"The 1st President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Cup International Chess Tournament is scheduled 17 (arrival) to 25 (departure) November 2006 in Manila, Philippines with $26,000 at stake in cash prizes. Players may contact National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) Secretary General Abraham Tolentino firstname.lastname@example.org or FIDE Delegate Casto Abundo email@example.com for invitation and details. The event is part of the international tournament program by NCFP President Prospero Pichay to further develop Philippine chess."
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