ASIA’S first Grandmaster Eugene Torre was conferred the Fide Senior Trainer title by the World Chess Federation (Fide) at its Presidential Board meeting last month in Armenia.
Torre, the only GM/FST in Southeast Asia, and Greek Grandmaster Efstratios Grivas, the secretary of the Fide Trainers Commission, will be the lecturers in the first accredited Fide trainers seminar to be held March 15 to 19 at the DepEd AV room inside the Philippine Sports Commission Complex in Pasig.
The seminar is organized by the Florencio Campomanes Chess Academy, named after the late Fide president, under the auspices of the Asian Chess Federation and National Chess Federation of the Philippines.
The seminar will be over 30 hours and is designed to educate and certify trainers and chess-teachers on an international basis. Diplomas and titles of Fide Trainer, Fide Instructor, National Instructor and Developmental Instructor to successful examinees.
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