On April 11 the FIDE President arrived to Manila where he met with Florencio Campomanes Jr. and Irma Campomanes. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov spoke about about the Chess in Schools Programme, perspectives of chess to join the Oympic family and other priority goals of FIDE. 

It was also noted that Kirsan Ilyumzhinov will be a sponsor of Campomanes Memorial which will be held this autumn in Indonesia. It was agreed during the meeting in Jakarta with the President of Indonesian Chess Federation Hashim Djojohadikusumo. The spouse of the 5th FIDE President Irma and his son Florencio expressed a great pleasure to meet the FIDE delegation. At the meeting were also present FIDE CEO Geoffrey Borg, Vice President of Asian Chess Federation Casto Abundo, FIDE President’s Assistant Berik Balgabaev and Philippine journalists. 

Today FIDE delegation is planning to have a meeting with Vice President of the country Jejomar Binay which will be followed by the official dinner on behalf of the Chairman of the Philippines Sports Commission Ricardo Garcia, expected to join Tom Carrasco, Chairman of NOC, Wigberto “Yggy” Clavecilla, commissioner, Nikolai Kudashev, Russia’s Ambassador in Philippines. Also President Ilyumzhinov had meetings with the members of Chess Federation of Philippines: GM Jayson Gonzalez, Executive Director, Mayor Rommel Tacorda, member of Executive Board of federation.

Berik Balgabaev, Geoffrey Borg, Casto Abundo, Rommel Tacorda, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

Meeting with the members of Philippines Chess Federation

With Florencio Campomanes Jr. and Irma Campomanes

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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