A letter received from Mr. William Orie on December 17, 2009, Orie William wrote:
I want to thank you for the invitation and the good treatment during the competition. I have recommended the Surinamese draughts association to
send each year 2 to 3 players to your high qualified Open Tournament.
It is amazing that you were able to organize such a good tournament with so little manpower. I saw especially the pressure on you, but you have
handled it very well...keep going.
In Suriname we have a tradition after a tournament to ask different persons (positive thinkers only)recommendations for improvements that
can be made next time. This is a totally different thing then the critique that some persons always make. Because I am also a lecturer and
mostly positive thinker, my recommendations are welcome in Suriname. Using this tradition I like also to make my contribution by making some
recommendation for the US-Open next year:
1. People around the world like to see the results on the website; In Suriname the people were very happy to follow the tournament on the
2. If possible, the games (notations) can be placed also on internet..this is of great benefit for preparations for next year. We
only began to do so some years ago in Suriname, but the response of the players is very positive.
3. Most of the time, we use a computer program especially for the Swiss System; this is easy and quick.
I also liked very much the social programme that you have attached to the tournament.
Thank you once again, and we will look forward to next invitations,