Torre-Young chess simul at ERJHS slated

April 30, 2023 People's Tonight 704 views

ASIA’S first GM Eugene Torre makes another rare appearance when holds simultaneous exhibition chess matches with select students of E. Rodriguez Jr. High School in Mayon Ave., Quezon City on May 22.

Torre will join ERJHS Alumni Sports Hall of Fame awardee IM Angelo Young in the special simultaneous exhibition matches organized by the ERJHS Alumni Sports Club in cooperation with the E. Rodriguez, Jr. High School and former ERJHS Alumni Association president Jess Asistin.

To be called “Isulong Mo with GM Eugene Torre and IM Angelo Young”, the unique chess activity will showcase outstanding student-players and alumni of the leading Quezon City high school.

This will be the second time that Torre will play simultaneous exhibition matches against select ERJHS students.

The 71-year-old Torre swept his 15-board simul also organized by the ASC in cooperation with the Meralco Sports Foundation at the Barangay N.S. Amoranto in February, 2018.

Joining Torre in next month’s simul matches is Young, who was honored as one of the outstanding alumni of the school during the first-ever Alumni Sports Hall of Fame and Scout Achievers Awards held last March, 2016.

Young was a graduate of the ERJHS in 1979.

“We’re excited.The students are eager to meet and even play GM Torre in simultaneous chess exhibition matches,” said ERJHS Principal Gina Labor-Obierna.

ERJHS Alumni Sports Club president Ed Andaya said a five-round Swiss system tournament will be held to determine the top students who will play exhibition matches against Torre and Young.

Select alumni will also be allowed to join the simul matches, which will also serve as part of the “ERJHS Alumni Sportsfest 2023.”

Supporting the event are ERJHS Alumni Sports Club vice presidents Imee Gines and Oliric Lacsamana and advisers Zeny Castor and Rene Baena.

Tournament director is Roy Madayag of Batch 91.

TorreTeam Philippines, led by Asia’s first GM Eugene Torre (fourth from left) and IM Angelo Young (far right), which left for Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Thursday night to compete in the 32nd Southeast Asian Games from April 29-May 16. Torre and Young will hold simultaneous exhibition matches as part of the ERJHS Alumni Sportsfest 2023 on May 22 at the ERJHS Audio-Visual Room in Mayon Ave., Quezon City.