Sunday, September 19, 2021

Duterte-Carpio chess tourney Minda leg starts

THE 2021 Mayor Inday Sara Duterte-Carpio National Youth & Schools Chess Championships - Mindanao Leg gets underway on April 26 and 27, 2021 via Tornelo online platform.

The two-day online chess event is organized by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines headed by its chairman and president Deputy Speaker Rep. Prospero "Butch" Arreza Pichay Jr., and NCFP chief operating officer (COO) Grand Master (GM) Jayson Gonzales, in close cooperation with the City Government of Davao, Sports Development Division-City Mayor’s Office (SDD-CMO) and Go IPSB Sports Program of Mayor Duterte-Carpio and backed up by Surigao Fianchetto Checkmates team owner AIM/National Arbiter Rey Urbiztondo, CPA Cipriano Magalso, National Master (NM) Jonathan Tan and Atty. Jong Guevarra and Davao Chess Eagles.

Duterte-Carpio said she believes that chess can be an avenue for participants to be successful not just in the sport but also in life.

“The game of chess has always been considered a metaphor for life, with the skills invaluable in chess also considered invaluable in life like discipline, courage, determination, sacrifice, and the ability to take risks and to make careful, calculated decisions arrived at after various considerations,” she said.

International Arbiter (IA) James Infiesto and National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) Assistant Executive Director for Mindanao informed that the age group category is divided into six groups: the 7 years old and below (Girls and Boys Categories); 9 years old and below (Girls and Boys Categories); 11 years old and below (Girls and Boys Categories); 13 years old and below (Girls and Boys Categories);15 years old and below (Girls and Boys Categories) and 17 years old and below (Girls and Boys Categories). (PR)


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