Friday, May 21, 2010

Campo Memorial

Not long after his passing a couple of weeks ago, the former boss of FIDE Florencio Campomanes now has his own memorial tournament. Actually, it's supposed to be called the "Angora Chess Tournament", but was apparently changed when the organisers learned of Campo's passing.

I suppose we should tip our hats to the organisers for such a gesture. They meant well. But such a tiny tournament is hardly apt for a giant in world chess, no matter one's opinion of him. So I hope this name change is only temporary. Besides, an event to be called a "Florencio Campomanes Memorial" really ought to be in the right place: the Philippines.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Maybe the chess players in the Philippines don't want to remember