NATIONAL Council on Disability Affairs Board of Directors Member James Gumatao Infiesto, Davao del Norte Board Member Board member Alfredo "Fred" de Veyra, Commissioner at Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board Atty. Melzar Galicia and engineer Allan Diez will be under the microscope when they play against their Luzon and Visayas counterparts in the 2018 Alphaland National Executive Chess Championship which takes place on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Jardin de Roca Resort in Toril, Davao City.
Other executives vying in the 10th and final leg of Alphaland National Executive Chess Championship dubbed as Philippine Executive Chess Association bannering the local challenge (Davao turfs ) offers a top purse of P10,000 and a trophy are Davao del Norte provincial sports director Giovanni Gulanes, Davao del Norte executive Darwin Bermudez, Atty. Jong Guevarra, Atty. Roland Reyes, businessman Glenn Paclar, Rey Amable, Metrobank Davao bank manager Homer Rotulo, businessman Rhynan Arce, the Aton brothers, Dr. Ted Calica and Davao based retired banker Rey Urbiztondo.
However, the San Antonio, Texas based Ernesto Malazarte who hails from Tacloban City (Visayas) looms as the player to beat in the seven-round Swiss system tournament owing to his big wins in this year's World Open Under -2200 Chess Championships that was held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States last July.
Seven-time Philippine Executive champion Dr. Jenny Mayor, PECA president Atty. Cliburn Anthony Orbe, Laguna Chess Association boss Dr. Alfredo “Fred” Paez and Information Technology expert Joselito Cada will spearheaded the Luzon-Metro Manila squad while Cagayan de Oro City/ Misamis will send ship captain Ronald 'El Capitan' Banaag, also the founding chairman of the Knights of the Square Table - Mind Chess, Domingo Oga, Cleto Vasquez, barangay chairman Jaime Frias, Fr. Vic Arellano, accounting officer Ismar Estrella and Eng'r. Rico Marave.
Cotabato will be represented by Lake Sebu leg champion Julius Silvederio, Grand Finals qualifiers Dillon Intila & Michael Parrenas, super organizer Lito Dormitorio, Atty. Larry Santos of the BOI, Eng'r. Domingo Dormitorio, Talib Tiboron, Eng'r. Rhymon Arce, Eng'r. Ray Salvaloza and Kidapawan City Hall's Ronald Olay.
Zamboanga will have accounting offficer Eduard Sumergido, Ateneo de Zamboanga Senior High School principal Rey Reyes, Zamboanga del Sur Dep Ed's Jezreel Lopez, educator Roumundo Edades and Grand Finals qualifier Wilhelm Joey Ardiente while Iligan City/Lanao del Norte has veteran businessman Jack Dasmarinas on the helm.
For more informations please contact Mr. James Infiesto 09336055795, Atty. Jong Guevarra, Atty. Cliburn Anthony Orbe 09188974410, Dr. Jenny Mayor 09351004755, Dr. Alfredo Paez 09212728172 Mr. Jojo Palero 09464067722 or their Facebook accounts.-Marlon Bernardino-