Open Rapid Chess Tourney on Sept. 15

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Open Rapid Chess Tourney on Sept. 15

by Marlon Bernardino United Chess Players of Calapan, Inc. president Emmanuel "Noel" Bandelaria Asi formally issued an invitation to all Filipino woodpushers nationwide to join the upcoming 2019 Lifrecore Enterprises Open Chess Tournament on Sunday, September 15, at the Bulwagang Panlalawigan in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro.

Bandelaria Asi, who will serve as tournament director and Press Relation Officer of the Philippine Executive Chess Association, expressed his optimism that the tournament will attract the country’s top chess players from the nearby provinces as well as the metro.

“We have invited Grand Master (GM) Rogelio "Joey" Antonio Jr., Grandmaster Darwin Laylo, Fide Masters David Elorta and Nelson "Elo" Mariano III and National Master Emmanuel Emperado to join the event,” Bandelaria Asi said.

"Mas mabigat ang field ngayon, pero gagawin ko ang aking best," said the Calapan City, Oriental native and 13-time Philippine Open champion Grandmaster (GM) Rogelio "Joey" Antonio Jr., the country's representative in this year's FIDE World Seniors Chess Championships to be held on November 11 to 24 in Bucharest, Romania.

The one-day rapid format is open to all players, backed up by Nicolas Ramil Castro of Lifecore Enterprises Inc.in close cooperation with Province of Oriental Mindoro, offers a top purse of P25,000.

The second to fifth placers will receive P10,000, P5,000, P3,000 and P1,000, respectively. Sixth to tenth placers will get P500 each.

There will also be special prizes P500 each for the top senior, junior, kiddie and female players.

Meanwhile, the 12th leg of the 2019 Grandmaster Rosendo Balinas Jr. Chess Cup also known as the Lifecore Enterprises National Executive Grand Prix Chess Championships gets underway on Saturday, September 15 at the same venue.

For more information you can contact Mr. Emmanuel “Noel” Bandelaria Asi 09988446614, Atty. Cliburn Anthony Orbe 09188974410, Dr. Jenny Mayor 09351004755, Dr. Fred Paez 09212728172, Mr. Joselito Cada 09499981949, Mr. Martin Gaticales 09998851432 & NM Efren Bagamasbad 09157209145 for complete details.-Marlon Bernardino-