The Battle of the Grandmasters/National Chess Championships opens Friday, October 23, 2015 at the PSC Athletes’ Dining Hall, Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, Philippine Sports Commission, P. Ocampo St., Malate, Manila.
Invited to grace the opening ceremony at 2:00 p.m. are officials of the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) headed by its Chairman and President Prospero “Butch” Pichay Jr., Secretary General Congressman Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino, Grassroots Development and Promotions Committee Chairman Congressman Neri Javier Colmenares, Treasurer Red Dumuk and Executive Director Grandmaster Jayson O. Gonzales.
To defend their titles are Grandmaster Eugene Torre for the Open Division and Woman International Master Catherine Pereńa Secopito for the Women’s Division. To see action with them are Grandmasters and members of the National players’ pool. The players’ meeting, the drawing of lots and round one games immediately follow after the opening.
Qualified participants have until tomorrow (October 22) to register either through SMS to Coach Edmundo Gatus 093986551/0939774941 and Angelina Mortos 09268883862 or send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The tournament is being organized by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) and supported financially by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) in cooperation with the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC).