PCAP’s QC Simba’s Tribe wood pushers to compete in Marikina Chess Tournament


PCAP’s QC Simba’s Tribe wood pushers to compete in Marikina Chess Tournament

By Marlon Bernardin
PhilBoxing.com
Fri 04 Nov 2022

MANILA — The invitational chess tournament honoring 94-year-old Tatay Domeng Santos, the oldest player in the Marikina chess community, will field the Quezon City Simba Tribe wood pusher troop of the PCAP who will battle it out for chess supremacy on November 6, Sunday at the Marikina Riverside Gazeebo.

The Quezon City Simba Tribe wood pushers who will compete in the five-round Swiss system competition consist of Freddie Talaboc and Elizsa Gayle Cafirma.

Additionally, well-known blitz contenders Jian Carlo Rivera, April Joy Ramos, Raffy Lobitaña, Edwin Tendencia, Jayson Esparagoza, Joseph Gabriel, Cayanan and Ric Alvarado have also signed up for the tournament in Marikina.

According to organizer, Johnny “Joel” Gaudia of the Marikina Chess Federation, the event will feature Class A (expert), Class B (intermediate), Class C (novice) and Under 14 (d by November 2022, children born on or after 2008), and will apply a time control of 10 minutes plus 3 seconds per player. The competition starts at 9:00 a.m.

No less than Asia’s first Grand Master (GM), Eugene Torre, will perform the traditional ceremonial movements along with Gaudia, FA Chief Referee Rudy Ibanez and NA Assistant Referee Ranier Pascual.

This is a free registration, free lunch and merienda tournament sanctioned by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP), open to all non-titled Marikina chess players and players from neighboring communities. Limited to first 120 registrants only.

The top 3 winners in each category will each receive 1000P, 700P and 500P. Trophies to the champions of each category and medals to the other winners will also be awarded. For U14s, all cash prizes will be converted into gift vouchers.
Contact persons Sir Johnny “Joel” Gaudia and Sir Rolly Tamayo at the Riverside.-Marlon Bernardino-

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