Capiznon woodpushers to clash on March 26

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The showdown of the best among the first 120 registered brightest woodpushers from Roxas City and in the province of Capiz will play on an all-Capiznon non-title chess tournament dubbed “Touchmove: Touch Now, Move Later,” at the 2nd floor of Robinsons Place, Roxas City, March 26.

Expected to join are Capiz rising stars Chester Acuyong of Capiz National High School, Mark Jason Rada of Sapian town, Rhean Deslate Barrosa of Hercor College, Arnamel John Gallegos and Abraham Clint Pontino, both of Capiz State University (CapSU); and Mark Alfonso Azaola, now at Hua Siong College in Iloilo City.

Also, veterans will be bannered by Francisco Lamayo Jr. of the municipality of Mambusao, Rene Cabataña of Sapian, and Allan Tutica, Lumar Avelino, Felixberto Baguyo Jr. and Joesel Tumanon, all in Roxas City.

Civil Engineer Michael Falsis of the Roxas City Engineers Office is considered one of the yardsticks in the tournament.

The said tournament sponsored by Imprinta Advertising Services and organized by the Capiznon Chess Club Inc. (CCCI), registered at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and affiliated with the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP), the country’s chess governing body.

The CCCI headed by its president Engr. Junnel Almaquer, vice pres. Architect Niel Panelo, including officers and members.

The chess tournament known as “Touchmove,” is expected to draw aspiring young talents and test the mettle of experienced Capiznon woodpushers as well as in the provincewide.

In the said battle, FIDE Arbiter (FA) Hanz Tutica and National Arbiter (NA) Felizardo Espino Jr., both Capiznon will serve as chief and assistant arbiters, respectively.

The organizers are looking forward to the presence of Capiz’s first National Master Francis Jocson and chess patron Edward Basilonia, owner of Imprinta Advertising Services.

The Capiznon Chess Club Inc. accept online registration and feel free to contact Engr. Michael Falsis.

Capiznon woodpushers to clash on March 26
Ed Basilonia
Ed Basilonia
a veteran journalist for more than two decades. He wrote for almost all local newspapers in the province as well as for a national daily as a correspondent. Ed was also the head of the Capiz Provincial Press Bureau for two governors. He was the head of the press bureau when they won as the best information office of an LGU in Western Visayas for the first time ever. He is a public relations practitioner and a media relations expert. He is now a successful businessman but has retained his love for writing.

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