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The Inter-commercial chess team championship will be revived starting on May 28 at the Meralco multi-purpose hall in Ortigas, Pasig.
Organized by Jo Torre Events Management, the one-day, seven-round Swiss System event is limited to 50 teams.
Each team will be composed of four players who have been regular employees for at least six months prior to the start of the tournament.
Each team is allowed to field only one titled player.
Play will be 25 minutes with an additional increment of five seconds per move.
The event is sanctioned by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP).
Trophies, medals, digital chess clocks and a limited special edition GTD chess sets signed by Grandmaster Eugene Torre will be awarded to the top seven teams which face the top seven teams of the Intra-Government team in the “2017 Chess Showdown” in November.
Part of the proceeds of this tournament will be donated to One Meralco Foundation wherein one of its project is to promote chess in general and chess in public schools in particular.
For registration and further information call Jess Torre at cell no. 0977-3077659/0912-418002 or email him at email@example.com.