About the project
February 14 of this year, Cebu Chess Society was officially launch in social media. Created a buzz. Preceded the Young Elites Monthly Chess Sparring Games for the 16 & under. Followed by Rising Stars Program for the 12 & 9 under woodpushers. The overwhelming support from the parents and young chess enthusiasts in Cebu made us think outside the box. To fully go functional with our vision and aim to give back to the chess community, 1st Cebu Chess Society Cup came in full blown and was successfully inaugurated. With the desire to unite the entire chess society in Cebu and give chess players a gateway to a fun, high standard competitive environment.
Special thanks to everyone who contributed greatly to making this chess event a fabulous success! From our sponsors Psalm Property Venture & Development Corporation, Prima Life and Mandaue City Government and Sports Commission to the Arbiters, Coaches, overwhelming chess players, parents and guests who participated all the way from Cagayan, IloIlo, Bacolod, Bayawan, Dumaguete, Dipolog, Leyte, Cebu Provinces, Zamboanga and other far-flung places. Suarez Arts for our well-crafted and elegantly designed medals and plaques. Color Ideas for our custom-made dye sublimation CCS black and white ensembles during the two-day event. Our Official Photographer – Ralph Llanos. A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL!!!
By all accounts, it was a great day out! A lot of hard work were poured into… from strategic planning, concept & design, management to execution. To our CCS Secretariat, Menchie Peteros, who designed our official emblem, plaques, medals, promotional ads and marketing collaterals. Our Chief Arbiter, Michael Joseph Pagaran, in-charge of all the major operations. Our brilliant host and Deputy Chief Arbiter, Eduard Dela Torre. Coach Rommel Ganzon, our beloved chess coach and assistant operations manager. This dream won’t be materialized without the one who spearheaded the team CCS, Atty. Gerald Serbise, our very hands-on, highly dedicated and passionate CCS Executive and Tournament Director.
CCS have finally organised its first-ever tournament this year and were brave enough to level up, to raise the bar and cultivate excellence. Going forward, this will become a yearly fixture in Cebu. Slowly achieving our aim to change the landscape of chess here in Cebu. This is only the beginning, the spark and seed pod that you are all a part of. And we hope all participating chess enthusiasts including our dear parents and guests enjoyed it as much as we did. We want everybody happy and we will continue to bring more strategic fun in the name of the game. Let’s continue to support each other. Make the right moves. Play chess, be part of Cebu Chess Society.
We are Cebu Chess Society.