Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Indonesia Open in Oct, thinking out loud.

I was informed at the Malaysian Open that MCF is applying for our National squad to play at the Indonesian Open. They have a ceiling bar of 2200 and so many of our National squad won't qualify without the intervention of MCF. Now that is a good thing.

But I was thinking it may even be better if MCF also opens this out to other strong players who may be contenders for next years National Close. So why would I say that and on what grounds? I think that a good way to get our own GM is to increase the level of competition amongst Malaysians. So why not?

Consider this. The other strong players cannot ask for sponsorship because they are not in the National squad. Agreed. That is fair. But if they can finance themselves, where is the harm? After all, to organise for say 10 to go would not be much more difficult than for say 15 or 20 to go. So long as they find their own financing right?

What do you think? Wouldn't that be even better? Just thinking out loud.

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