Monday, October 20, 2008

Save the NCFP website please.

What's wrong with National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) website? I'm getting worried. It has been closed for four days now. World Youth Chess Championship and Dresden Olympiad is just around the corner and I've got a feeling that the site may not be able to make it in time (if it is being upgraded) for WYCC in Vietnam and Dresden Olympiad. We know that NCFP website remains a non profit one but I think it is better to commercialized it rather than deprive chess fans and journalists from around the world the regular updates on what's happening to Philippine Chess. The irony here is that if you actually type anything that concern's Philippine Chess say the 3rd PGMA cup or 4th Pichay Cup or any of our chess master's players name on the google search bar our ChessHeroes usually ranks higher than NCFP website which is the official website for those tournaments! Of course that drives traffic to my blog but that's not a good sign because ChessHeroes is just a personal, random chess blog and not a regular site for Philippine Chess news. We cannot use chess blogs as a substitute for Philippine chess news updates because a blog is usually kept by only one person who also have an 8 to 5 job at the office. There have to have one, regularly updated official site on Philippine Chess complete with staffs like editor, reporter, photographer, web designers etc. Can any business minded group or organization (foreign or Filipino, doesn't matter) take over the site just to save NCFP on the web please?

1 comment:

boy lopez said...

Even the NCFP website is not regularly updated.Chess fans nowadays rely on blogs for news and of course opinions. But you are right we need one offical site for Philippine chess complete with staffs like chessdom or chessbase or echess-europe