Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Barley Essential Rapid chess: A prelude to 2009 Philippine Battle of GMs

Oh yes! They will rock Manila first before they march to Dapitan City for the "Battle of GMs"! GM Wesley So, GM Rogelio Antonio, Jr, GM Mark Paragua, GM Bong Villamayor, GM Darwin Laylo and GM John Paul Gomez will be the top guns when they battled in the Barley Essential Rapid Open on March 21-22 at Gateway Mall, Araneta Center in Quezon City. This tournament will act as a tune up games to flex their neurons before a fierce civil war erupts on March 24 in Dapitan City. Yours truly will certainly be there, no I will not do a live blogging, that would be too ambitious on our part! That won't happen, not anytime soon. But we will try to take some clear photos, and if we get a chance, ask some questions from some of our chess heroes.


Anonymous said...

hi, do you know if this tournament is an open one or invite only? do you have any contact information of the organizers?


Catolos said...

For details, contact Torre at cell 0922-8822870, Gonzales at cell 0922-8523089 and Nazario at tel. 496-9137 and cell 0926-6301973.