Fide, Torre hold trainers seminar in Manila


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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  • Don Ryder

    Why can’t we produce more Torres in the Philippines?  Because our kids are wasting their time playing basketball, tennis, volleyball, SF and Counter-strike.  Because our corporate sponsors are wasting money to advertise in basketball, volleyball, and stupid early evening variety shows.  Because our government sports officials are focusing on basketball and volleyball, and spending taxpayers’ money for their personal travel while our athletes stay at home.

  • Don Ryder

    CHESS is one sport that Filipinos can excel, and have excelled, in and should be funded by the government and schools — not the tall sports like basketball volleyball swimming tennis etc.

  • dennis

    How i wish GM Torre will soon handle NCFP so that it will function normally! 1st,let me consider paying of dues which may cause downfall of Philippine chess.Players are not satisfied due to lacking of datas,records etc that is badly needed in their ELO points! 2nd is there are lots of complain that some tournament organizers are not even giving prices properly to the winner! I don´t know if the people are STILL CAPABLE of doing their job or just putting financial stewardship somewhere else! MR.PRESIDENT,Please give attention to this matters?

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