28th Sep 2005 : Web Edition No: 12304
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Hardware Stores come up tops; FCAK awards winners
KUWAIT CITY: The Filipino Chess Association-Kuwait (FCAK) held the awarding ceremonies of the recently concluded 1st FCAK/CHEVRON
International Chess Team tournament at the Sisig Sizzling Restaurant in Kuwait City Friday. The activity included the giving
away of prizes and was attended by all the participating teams and their sponsors. The program started at 12:00 pm with an
invocation from FCAK president Manny Cornelio followed by the opening address of FCAK adviser and Tournament Director Norman
R. Panga. Panga in his speech noted the good camaraderie amongst members which was central to the successful hosting of the
tournament before thanking all the sponsors for their support and contribution.
Manny Cornelio then welcomed the crowd who gathered and acknowledged the presence of sponsors Royan Almeida of Hardware
Stores; Ms.Novie Roque of Unistar Cargo, Bo Palma of ABS CBN-The Filipino Channel and guest of honor Philippine Embassy in
Kuwait Charge D'Affairs Ariz Severino Convalecer.An inspirational message from Francis Roque, former Chairman of the defunct
COOL (Council of Leaders of the Filipino Community in Kuwait) and newly elected President of the Philippine Bowling Association
was mixed with a rundown of the past achievement of the chess organization that included providing financial assistance to
a parish church in the suburb of Novaliches in the Philippines in 1998.
This was followed by a short message from second placer F/A-18 Hornets team captain Bomer Bocobo, who acknowledged the
efforts and hard work of the organizers and assured them of their continued support. Charge D'Affaires Ariz Seveino Convalecer
promised the embassy's full support and assistance in any project of the Filipino community and emphasized that his purpose
for being in the country is to serve his fellow countrymen. Convalecer, with the assistance of Cornelio and Royan Almeida
and Norman Panga of Hardware Stores distributed the Certificates to the participating players that included a score of players
from Indonesia, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The day's activity was capped by the handing of trophies, medals and other
prizes to winning team Hardware Stores bannered by Norman R. Panga with Eman Ygpuara, Bennyl Ramos, Rey Rebucas and Edgar
Benitez providing support.
The 1st Runner Up Trophy was bagged by the F/A-18 Hornets Team of Florentino Silaw, Noel Villarin, Richard Hagoriles,
Numeriano Panganiban and Bomer Bocobo while 2nd Runner Up honors went to Chevron Team II headed by Ferdie Laming, on board
one with Michael Soriano, Mustafa Rahman, George Enteria and Roger Sedanto.Special prizes for the top board players were also
given away courtesy of Sajjad Khanji, Managing Director of Optima Home products and one of the sponsors of the event. Danny
Fadriquela of Chevron I team bagged top board player with Jack Ayaso of Optima Home Team for board two while F/A-18 Hornet's
Richard Hagoriles and Numeriano Panganiban snatching the plums for board 3 & 4 respectively. Indonesian player Herman
Setiawad of Al- Ghanim team took the Best Alternate player. The program was concluded by the FCAK-Vice President Odie Guintos
who thanked all the sponsors, FCAK members and the guests for their support and contribution to the success of the event before
a sumptuous buffet lunch was served.
- By Norman Panga - Special to the Arab Times
THE UTUT ADIANTO 40 SIMULTANEOUS EXHIBITION GAME
FCAK Players at Holiday -Inn hotel,downtown
who participated in UTUT ADIANTO 40-simultaneous
jack ayaso with G.M. UTUT ADIANTO
jack,ferdie l.,j.v.,g.m. adianto,eman ferdie b. & manny
jack ayaso,breaking brains with g.m. adianto salvage a draw.
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