Friday, April 24, 2009
TUNE-UP GAMES WITH THE COMMISSION ON AUDIT (COA) PLAYERS
April 25, 2009 12:30 P.M
I was invited yesterday, along with former members of the Holy Cross varsity chess team, to play tune-up games with the members of the COA Region XI Chess Team. The tune-up games served as the final preparation of the COA Region XI Team for the 2009 Mindanao COA Sportsfest scheduled on April 28 to 30, 2009 of which COA Region XI is the defending chess champion. The COA team members are Leo Ordiz, Engr. Cesar Lomboy, Rolando Manila and Romy Larayos Jr. with Bobby Ochada as their Team Manager. Leo and Cesar were my contemporaries during my Anda Chess Club days where most of my school allowance were spent as tuition fee to the resident chess hustlers. Engr. Lomboy was once a classmate in the UM College of Law but was forced to stop because of various field assignments while working with COA. Romy, on the other hand, is a constant visitor in our chess club and had played in our previous team tournament.
Aside from me, other invited players were Henry Lopez, Reynaldo Abaa, Junrie Salubre, and Micheal Gilbang. I promised the COA team to host a goodwill match between their Team and the Toril Chess Club provided that they will retain the championship of which I am confident that they will accomplish.
To the COA Region XI Chess Team, GOOD LUCK AND BRING HOME THE BACON!!