Friday, November 27, 2009

GM Mark Paragua fund raising simul games at Meralco

GM Mark Paragua, the first Filipino to breached the 2600+ FIDE rating will be holding a fund raising simultaneous exhibition match for the benefit of RP Paralytic chess team on Saturday, November 28 that's tomorrow, Saturday, 9:00 am at MERALCO Lopez basement canteen, Ortigas, Pasig city. The entry fee is P500 including snacks and drinks. For reservation and details, please visit Meralco chess club blog or inquire through email to Mr. Rolly Sol Cruz, president of Meralco chess at Walk in participants are also allowed as long as there are available slots left, of course. This is going to be the fourth of fund raising simul event for the benefit of RP paralytic chess team after the successful staging of simul matches conducted by GM Rogelio "Joey" Antonio last August, GM Eugene Torre last September and GM Jayson Gonzales in October.


Tom Bailey said...

Fundraisers like this seem like such a great idea I always wonder why there are not more of them.

Best regards,
Tom Bailey

rjsolcruz said...

The result was 14 wins and 2 draws (c/o Alexis Elinon of PARA and Ronnie Dellota of MERALCO).

In the opening ceremony, 6 specially made Paete chess sets and 1 standard plastic set were turned-over to the PARA Chess Team. It was from the proceeds of the previous fund-raising simul with GM Jayson. GM Mark with Spawn2 presided in the ceremony.

The proceeds of the GM Mark simul were given to the 5 PARA players as advance Christmas gift. The next event is on Dec 12, a team tournament featuring MERALCO, BW, PARA and Binan Chess Club.
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