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Hicap, Galicia, Canlas, Rojano lead executive entries in 2018 Chooks to Go National Rapid Chess Championships
Fri, 14 Sep 2018

SOME of the country's top executive players led by Engineer Joel Hicap of DPWH Muntinlupa, Lawyer Melzar Galicia, Enginer Ravel Canlas of Pagcor and Juan "Jun" Rojano Jr.of Manila City Hall have confirmed their participation in the annual 2nd Chooks to Go National Rapid Chess Championships Executive division slated on October 6, 2018 at the Activity Center Ayala Malls South Park in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

Six-Time Philippine Executive Grandprix Champion Dr. Jenny Mayor, Dr. Alfred Paez, Information Technology expert Joselito Cada, National Master Efren Bagamasbad, SSS bet Dioniver "Bobot" Medrano, engineer Brent Sasot and Philippine Executive Chess Association (PECA) president lawyer Cliburn Anthony Orbe are also seeing action in the one-day event being backed up by Bounty Agro Ventures (BAVI) president Ronald Mascarinas, Ayala Malls South Park, Muntinlupa City mayor Jaime Fresnedi, vice mayor Celso Dioko and representative Ruffy Biazon.

"The event aimed to develop good thinkers through the understanding of chess strategies and tactics, improving the logical abilities and rational thinking and reasoning of the participants, and instilling a sense of self-confidence, self-worth and camaraderie." said Rotary Club of Nuvali president Noel Divinagracia.

"Further, the tournament is also a fund raising activity to help the Rotary Club of Nuvali in its charitable activities.," added Rotary Club of Nuvali president Noel Divinagracia.
Rotary Club of Nuvali president Noel Divinagracia said that the executive champion here will get the lion's share of P10,000, the runner-up gets P7,000 while third placer will bring home P5,000 aside from trophies.

Fourth to 10th placers will receive P3,000 and P2,000 plus medals, respectively.

Special prizes await the Top Senior, Top 2000 and Below, Top 1900 and Below, Top 1800 and Below, Top Unrated, Top Lady, Top New Comer, Best-Dressed Executive, Most Senior Executive and Youngest Executive.

The 2nd Chooks to Go National Rapid Chess Championships is a 7-round Swiss System Four Division Tournament with time control of twenty minutes (20) plus 5 seconds delay for each player for the entire game. It is open to all players of all ages, rated or non-rated, male or female.

A registration fee of P1,000 (Executive, PECA members), P500 (Open), P300 (Junior) P250 (Kiddies) and will be required from each division.

Registration for the 2nd Chooks to Go National Rapid Chess Championships is ongoing. Deadline of Registration on October 4, 2018 and No On-site Registration.

You may contact Dr. Alfred "Fred" Paez (0921-272-8172), Atty. Cliburn Anthony Orbe (0918-897-4410), Dr. Jenny Mayor (0935-100-4755), IT expert Joselito Cada (0949-998-1949), Engr. Brent Sasot (0949-360-2144), Mr. Sam Balboa (0998-553-0477) and Mr. Richie Jocson (0916-830-5468).(Marlon Bernardino).

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