Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Pichay Cup

The 2nd Chairman Prospero A. Pichay Cup Open Chess Championship is set to reel off today at Travelers Hotel in Subic, Olongapo City.

Only a few days after the conclusion of Zone 3.3 Open and Women Chess Championships that were held in Tagaytay City, this event makes for a 1-2 punch of international chess tournaments organized by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) in a span of less than a month where Filipino chess players should take advantage from.

An event like this serves as golden opportunities for Filipino players to further their chess goals. Aside from the beneficial exposure of banging it out against foreign counterparts, a tournament of this level could be a mining ground for title norms for our local players.

The golden opportunity is already in our doorstep. The chance is within reach. Economics (transport fares, food and accommodation allowances) and social factors (culture) will not be of so much burden to Filipinos if compared to tournaments held abroad.

Our players, especially the aspiring ones, should not miss an event like this, for this may hardly come again.

This is our battleground. Use your advantage.

The table is served. Feast on it.