ALL roads lead to Boac for chess-playing Marinduqueños and visitors this November.
Philippine Executive Chess Association member-players Engr. Lauro Bautista and Giovanni Buhain, co- founders of Boac Chess Knight League, have joined hands in organizing the 1st Marinduque Governor’s Cup Chess tournament to be held at the Boac Convention Center slated on November 19, 2022.
The highly anticipated and exciting one-day chess event welcomes participants in the open division, young, adult, unrated and pro executive woodpushers in the province that is considered as one of the biggest sports events held at the provincial capital to be presented by no less than Marinduque Governor Presbitero Velasco, Jr. and fully supported by lone District Representative (former Speaker) Lord Allan Velasco, according to Buhain, a known government project contractor in the region.
“It’s an early Christmas treat by our beloved Governor (Velasco) for his sports-loving constituents with wholehearted backing of our Congressman Lord Allan,” said event coordinator Buhain, a comebacking executive chess player and provincemate of PECA President Dr. Fred Paez.
“We organized this momentous sports event to help our youth to be disciplined in their way through playing chess,” he added.
Buhain extended his invitation to the country’s first lady grandmaster WGM Janelle Mae Frayna to grace the historic event as special guest and speaker to motivate and share her inspirational journey and success in the international scene.
“BCKL is here to promote chess in the grassroots. Having the support of our local government unit is a great move indeed,” Bautista added.
At stake in the the tournament are trophies and cash prizes from champion to 10th placer with special prize for top kiddie, female, senior and executive.