Monday, August 21, 2006

1st Cordillera Open

Thanks to Pinoy journo Marlon Bernardino and Rick Reyes for the following photos of the opening day of the 1st Cordillera Open. The event is held at the Baguio Country Club and will see RP's best players gather to compete for a P40,000 first prize. Among the top players are Torre and GM title candidate Jayson Gonzales.

NCFP executive-director Sammy Estimo delivers the welcome address

NCFP head Congressman Prospero Pichay (white pieces) seen here against GM Eugene Torre. Seen standing are (L-R) Voltaire Acista, NCFP director Atty. Raul Molintas and NCFP executive director Atty. Samuel Estimo.

NCFP head COngressman Prospero Pichay (centre) in conversation with NCFP board member Atty. Raul Molintas (left) and NCFP executive director Atty. Samuel Estimo (right).

If we're lucky, we might receive more photos from Rick Reyes. Our best wishes to the tournament and to the players.

1 comment:

Malejewicz said...

Thank You Amiel for providing details of Phillipine Chess. Having been to the Phillipines a few times and stopped by the Manila Chess Centre. I for one am keenly interested in the Phillipino Chess scene. I even met IM Rafael Maninang once and got beaten 6-0 in some blitz games!)
Bravo Phillipines!