Friday, 3 October 2008

Thinking Big

The Myer-Tan Grand Prix series is undergoing a name change for 2009. Starting next year it will be known as the Yulgilbar-Think Big Australian Chess Grand Prix. The sponsors of the event (the Tan family and the Myer family) remain the same, but they have asked the series be named after two horse racing studs they each own.
The choice of the name Think Big resonates for two reasons. The obvious reason is that as chess players I guess that is what we strive to do. The other reason is that ever since I pulled Think Big's name from the hat in a Melbourne Cup sweep when I was in 2nd grade, he has been my favourite race horse. He won the Melbourne Cup in 1974 (when Leilani was the class favourite) and then repeated the win the following year.

2 comments:

Brian Jones said...

Yulgilbar

Phil Bourke said...

Hondo Grattan