“Stay Home Checkmate” Online Chess Tournament on September 4th


CEBU CITY, Philippines — One of Cebu’s top professional wood shooters, the Toledo City Trojans, will host an online chess tournament called “Stay At Home Checkmate Covid-19 3-on-3 Team Tournament” scheduled for September 4, 2021.

The tournament is open to players with an average score of 2050 in the Philippine National Chess Federation (NCFP). It will feature a two and a half hour arena style competition.

According to Fide Arbiter (FA) team manager Felix Poloyapoy Jr., they can accommodate as many chess players as possible as they take place through a virtual playing environment through the Lichess.org platform.

The Trojans, which qualified for the South Division playoffs of the recently concluded Philippine Professional Chess Association (PCAP) Wesley So Cup, were supposed to host another major chess tournament scheduled for August 28. , Saturday. . But it was postponed to a more practical date due to the strict classification of quarantine throughout Cebu Island.

The Trojans are made up of game team owner Jeah Jean Gacang, International Master (IM) Rico Mascariñas, Glicerio Pardillo Jr., Jinky Catulay, Bonn Rainauld Tibod, Christopher Tubalado, Rommel Ganzon, by Ronald Ganzon, Rogelio Enriquez Jr and Richard Natividad.

The winning team of the next 3v3 online chess tournament will receive 1,500 P. The second place will get P1200 while P900 will go to the third place.

Registration continues with the registration fee set at P75. For more information on the tournament, you can visit the Toledo City Trojans Facebook Page.

/ bmjo

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