January 5, 2019, Filed under Press Release


LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – Governor Amado I. Espino, III welcomed about 300 young and adult woodpushers from Pangasinan and other places in the country during the opening ceremony of the 10th Amado Espino Cup Open Chess Championship held at the Health and Wellness Center within the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center (NRSCC) Complex on December 29.


In his message, Governor Espino expressed his elation to chessers for their constant support to this sports development thrust of the provincial government aimed at honing young talents towards mastery in chess.


As such, the provincial chief executive pledged to expand the tournament, the culminating tournament of the four-month Pangasinan Chess Festival,  from its regular two-day activities to three or four days to attract a larger number of participants.


“Sana sa bawat pagbalik niyo rito ay may nakikilala rin kayong kaibigan,” he added noting that more than teaching theories and added skills, promoting friendship is one of the objectives of the chess tournament.


To officially open the tournament, Governor Espino and Asean Master Brylle Gever Vinluan from San Fabian, champion of the 8th edition of the Espino Cup open chessfest, led the ceremonial move.


The Pangasinan Chess Festival (PCF) started in September  featuring a four-day chess clinic to discuss theories and practices, followed by chess tournaments were held in October (8th Age-Group Chess Championship) and in November (8th Pangasinan Chess Championship), respectively.


Closing and awarding ceremony is set on December 20 within the NRSCC premises.


The chess festival is a brainchild project of former governor and now 5th district Representative Amado T. Espino, Jr. and is sustained by the present administration to further hone and discover young woodpushers to compete in national and international chess tournaments.



/Shiella Mae C. De Guzman





10TH P’SINAN OPEN CHESSFEST HELD. Governor Amado I. Espino, III joins hundreds of woodpushers from Pangasinan, Manila and other parts of the country in flashing the Pangasinan No. 1 sign as he leads the opening ceremony of the 10th Gov. Amado Espino Chess Championships held at the Wellness Center within the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center (NRSCC) on December 29. In his message, Gov. Espino vowed to further support and expand chess clinics and chess tournaments under the Pangasinan Chess Festival in the province. The open chess tourney is the culminating event of the four-month 8th Pangasinan Chess Festival. /SMDG (Photo by MVSadim)


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