Friday, September 11, 2009

Eugenio Torre, Bong Villamayor simul exhibition matches at Mall of Asia

After a fund raising simultaneous exhibition match held last Septmber 5 in MERALCO, GM Eugene agreed once again to hold another simultaneous match at SM Mall of Asia, this time it would be for the benefit of our young chess players actively involved in various chess programs in their respective schools. Torre will be accompanied by another Filipino veteran GM, Buenaventura "Bong" Villamayor as announced by and yesterday.

GMs Eugene Torre and Bong Villamayor will hold a chess simul to challenge students’ problem solving abilities, critical and strategic thinking in the “Buhawi and Hagibis Chess Challenge” on Sept. 18 starting at 10 a.m. at the SMX Convention Center at SM Mall of Asia.

The event is one of the highlights of Diwa Learning System’s participation in the 30th Manila International Bookfair, slated Sept. 16-20, also at SMX.

Earlier this year, the Department of Education issued a memorandum for the inclusion of chess in the curricula on Grades 3 to 6 and high school students in the subject “Edukasyon sa Pagpapalakas ng Katawan” or Physical Education.

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