April 26, 2020 at 06:20 pm
Manila Standard Sports
Spec Entertainment partners with CA’s Life to hold a Lichess online tournament on April 29.
The tournament’s goal is to support “United Queens Fundraising: We can conquer COVID-19” program to help give relief goods to the homeless and those families who are strongly affected amid this COVID 19 outbreak.
Frank Barendse is CEO and shareholder of Spec Entertainment one of the biggest management agencies in the Netherlands, representing a number of leading urban artists, influencers, and TV celebs.
Barendse said online chess is an excellent game to stay mentally healthy while keeping the social distance in these lock-down times.
“We are glad to sponsor this tournament, organized by my online coach WFM Cherry Ann Mejia. Let’s enjoy the game from both ends of the globe,” he said.
The tournament is open to participants from all countries.
Chess is arguably the oldest game being practiced in the world. But it has grown even more popular with people now able to access it via the internet. Even the most seasoned players have embraced the internet as a playing platform.
Among the early entries are WGM Janelle Mae Frayna, FM Deniel Causo, GM Darwin Laylo, GM Mark Paragua, NM Noel Dela Cruz, IM Ronald Dableo and NM Marc Nazario
Other participants are FM Alvin Alcala, FM Dino Ballecer, NM Giovanni Mejia, WIM Kylen Joy Mordido, WIM Shanie Mae Mendoza, WIM Marie Antoinette San Diego, WIM Bernadatte Galas, WFM Samantha Glo Revita and WFM Cherry Ann Mejia.
For inquiries, contact WFM Cherry Ann Mejia on Facebook or Text 09569106802.