SEVEN-time Philippine Executive chess champion Dr. Jenny T. Mayor passed away on Sunday, Sept. 11 due to lingering illness.
He was 63.
Dr. Mayor was a well-known dentist from Odiongan, Romblon for more than three decades (1990-2022).
Dr. Mayor, however, made his biggest mark in chess.
He served as president of the Philippine Executive Chess Association (PECA) and was also a seven-time winner of the prestigious competition exclusively for the country’s chess-playing executives.
His more recent tournament was the PCAP-GM Wesley So Cup as a mainstay of the Manila Indios Bravos.
Mayor provided a steady presence for the Manila Indios Bravos as he came away with inspiring victories over GM Rogelio Antonio, Jr., IM Jimmy Liew of Singapore, IM Petronio Roca, Fil-Canadian master Butch Villavieja, NM Elias Lao, NM Edmundo Gatus and Danilo Ponay.
PCAP, headed by president Atty. Paul Elauria, and chairman Michael Angelo Chua, and PECA, led by president Dr. Fred Paez, expressed their condolences to Mayor’s family and called Mayor’s death a “big loss to Philippine chess.”
“Dr. Jenny is one of the nicest people in Philippines chess,” said Atty. Elauria.
“He (Dr. Mayor) will be missed, especially in PECA, where he served as our past president,” said Paez.
PECA is planning to hold a fund-raising tournament in honor of Dr. Mayor.