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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Cebu City prepares for the world's biggest chess tournament

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Hi everyone,

Cebu City in the Philippines is preparing to set a new chess world record and has already registered more than 40,000 chess players for the chess festival. 

The Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) 7 launched last July, 2011 a chess development and competition program as part of the CCSC’s overall grassroots development initiatives while also attempting to break the current Guinness world record for the Largest Chess Tournament.

Nearly 4,000 finalists are expected to converge at the Grand Finals during the first “Cebu Chess Festival: World’s Largest Chess Tournament” this January 21, at 1 P.M. at the Cebu City Sports Center Grand Stand and on January 22, 2012 at 9 a.m. at the Cebu City Sports Center Gym.

The first “Cebu Chess Festival: World’s Largest Chess Tournament” is organized by the CCSC, and the DepEd7 in cooperation with the Cebu City government and the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC).

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