Wednesday, October 7, 2009

GM Jayson Gonzales fund raising simultaneous exhibition match at MERALCO

The Philippines 9th chess grandmaster, Jayson Gonzales will hold a fund raising simultaneous exhibition match for the benefit of chess players who fell victim from heavy flooding caused by typhoon Ondoy. The simul will be held on Saturday, October 10 2009, 11:00 am at the MERALCO basement canteen in Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Last August, GM Joey Antonio first conducted a simul for the funding of the Malaysian bound RP PARA team, and GM Eugenio Torre follow through last September also for the same cause.

Registration fee is P 500. Walk in participants at the time of the simul are also welcome.

For details pls visit MERALCO Chess Club blog, or email MCC president Rolly Sol Cruz at


rjsolcruz said...


This is still for the benefit of the PARA Team, particularly our blind players; fund-raising for their personal chess sets. However, as we emailed before, the excess will be given to the chess players severely affected by Ondoy.

I am inviting Jerson to play for free.

rjsolcruz said...

There were 24 players n all, same as thre first edition with GM Joey last Aug. We have 7 from PARA, 10 from MERALCO and 7 from Brgy Wesley. Total donation reached P10k; for details of expenses, check out GM Jayson's page at cg.

The result was 20W-3d-1L.

PARA's Rudy Sarmiento and Alexis Elinon and MERALCO Jrs Joannah Saltorio got the draw while BW's PULSAR was the lone winner, or shall we say the LONE RANGER?