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CHESS NEWS

 

June 28, 2013

 
 

PH team confident of chances at Asian Indoor Games chess tilt in Korea

 
     
 

MANILA---READY and confident.

That's how members of the Philippine chess team, headed by World Cup bound Grandmasters Oliver Barbosa and Mark Paragua, described themselves in the upcoming Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) from June 29 to July 6 in Incheon, Korea.

"I will do my very best for flag and country," said the Taytay, Rizal native Barbosa.

"We are facing a very tough field.Let's just hope that we can all perform well," added Paragua, also the winner of the 2012 National Open Chess Championships dubbed as Battle of the Grandmasters held at the Cabagnot Training Center in Old Buswang, Kalibo Aklan last July.

National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) president and chairman Prospero "Butch" Pichay Jr. and secretary-general Cavite 7th district Rep. Abraham "Bambol" Tolentino Jr. tapped Asia's first GM Eugene Torre and NCFP executive director GM Jayson Gonzales to be the coaches of the Philippine Team that includes GM John Paul Gomez, Woman International Masters Catherine Perena, Bernadette Galas and WIM elect Janelle Mae Frayna.

(from left to right) Philippine Chess Team with PSC officials, GM John Paul Gomez, WIM Catherine Perena, WIM Bernadette Galas, GM Eugene Torre, PSC Commissioner Salvador "Buddy" Andrada, NCFP Deputy Sec-Gen Red Dumuk, GM Oliver Barbosa, GM Mark Paragua, NCFP Executive Director GM Jayson Gonzales and National Sports Associations Affairs (NSA) Affairs Section head Judith Laygo.

 
 

Delegation Head is NCFP deputy secretary-general Red Dumuk. Paragua and Barbosa will join compatriot GM Wesley So in the 2013 World Chess Cup in Tromso, Norway from August 10 to September 5. So is fresh from winning this year's National Open Championship dubbed as Las Vegas International Chess Festival 2013 held at the Riviera Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

The country's campaign in the tournament is supported by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP), Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), Philippine Olympic Committee (POC). The Philippine chess team is scheduled to leave the country yesterday aboard Philippine Airlines.

 
  -Marlon Bernardino  
     
     
 
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Frayna wins, Barbosa falters (7.4.2013)
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