2nd RB Potot Memorial Team chessfest tomorrow at Ketkai
April 22, 2022 at 7:42 pm, No comments
By LYNDE SALGADOS
Another big chess over-the-board (OBT) tournament will get underway tomorrow, April 23 at the Atrium of the Limketkai Mall in Cagayan de Oro City.
Dubbed as the 2nd RB Potot Memorial Team Tatluhan and Individual Chess Tournament, it guarantees a strong cast with P30,000 and P6,000 top purses up for grabs with trophies.
The two-day chessfest will be played in a seven-round Swiss System format with 15 minutes and 5-second increment time control for the tatluhan team rivalry.
Last March, the Surigao Fianchetto Checkmates made up of Lennon Hart Salgados, Christian Arroyo and Abner Cantonjos went on to pocket the P50,000 first prize of the Cagayan de Oro-LGU Tatluhan held at same venue.
"Pero bisan dili available ilang (Surigao) team karon, the Dr Ariel Potot-backed Memorial tourney is going to be a sure-fire hit kay daghan na mga kusog nga sayo nagpalista," said Team Oro Higalas regular mainstay Jaime Joshua Frias II.
Among the early birds in the individual masters challenge are National Master Zulfikar Sali of Zamboanga City, Fide Master Victor Bruce Lluch of Iligan City, Allan Cantonjos of Gingoog City, Engr Rocky Rocamora of Tanjay, Negros Oriental and Johnnel Balquin of Cagayan de Oro.
MEMORIAL CHESS TOURNEY. Honorary National Master, Dr Ariel Potot will do the ceremonial moves tomorrow along with Judge Rene Arroyo. (Photo by Lynde Salgados)