THE forthcoming Parents Chess Club tourney draws the support of leading public and private schools in Cagayan de Oro City such as the so-called "home of champions" Corpus Christi Schools in Barangay Macasandig and uptown Pueblo de Oro.
Barring unforeseen glitches, all of Corpus Christi's varsity players in elementary and secondary divisions will partake in the day-long rapid chessfest on Saturday, August 10, at the Green Lane 2nd floor of Limketkai Mall.
"Since walay Mindanao Milo Little Olympics in Cagayan de Oro karong tuiga, among gi-encourage ang mga bata to get involved actively sa mga local events para dili matay-an," said CCS parent Jenny Ancheta, quoting the head coach of Corpus Christi School.
Bankrolled by the Metro Cagayan Eagles Club, the pre-fiesta Parents Chess Club tournament will have categories for elementary division (Grade 1-6, mixed boys and girls) and high school division (Grade 7-12, mixed boys and girls).
Prizes up for grabs in each category are P1,500 for the champion, P1,000 for 1st runner-up, P800 for second runner-up, P600 for third runner-up, P400 for fourth runner-up, and P200 (plus medals) each for the rest of the top 10 finishers.
The seven-round Swiss system tourney will also offer special awards for the top 3 players belonging to the under 10 and under 8 age brackets.
"We're inviting all the chess enthusiasts, ilabina sa mga supportive parents nga ipadula ilang mga anak," said tournament director Glenn Escarda.
For more details, the following tournament officials can be contacted in their respective mobile phone numbers for further details: Escarda (0917-3171630), Emmanuel Carrasco (0917-8577166), Joel Hoy (0977-8066226), Jun Cuizon (0905-1166326) and Leah Magluyoan (0935-1632798).