The parents of the National Juniors are paying a lot of money to finance the teams that represent our Country. They have invested deeply for the future of Malaysian Chess. They also pay a lot to those that are earning from the chess community in the form of attending tournaments, paying for lessons; apart from paying for the trips overseas to represent Malaysia.
So maybe they have a different perspective from those that play chess as a hobby. Can you imagine their heartache when they see those going to the Olympiad that is fully funded and then hear stories of the players there not taking the opportunity seriously? Stories, true or not, of them wanting to sell books and not wanting to play. Stories of them wanting to lobby amongst the delegates for business deals and not wanting to play. Stories of handphone ringing and throwing a game.
As the major investors towards the future of Malaysian Chess do they have a case that the Seniors prove that they are serious about representing the Country? What they are concerned about is the road blocks that can prevent the Juniors from progressing further. Road blocks of our own making.
No free rides. If the Seniors are no longer interested to fight for the Country and if they are also not interested to give something back to the Juniors then what is their value as to where we want to go as the Malaysian Chess Community?