THE Philippine Academy for Chess Excellence is organizing a Fide Trainers’ Online Seminar from Sept. 25 to 27.
Grandmasters Dejan Bojkov of Bulgaria and Melikset Khachiyan of Armenia, International Masters Jesper Hall of Sweden and Vishal Sarin of India, and Filipino GM Jayson Gonzales will conduct the three-day webinar for coaches and trainers.
About 40 participants from Australia, Fiji, Guam, Japan, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Taipei, Vietnam and the Philippines have already registered.
The event is backed by the Asian Chess Federation, Fide Trainers Commission and the National Chess Federation of the Philippines.
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for those aspiring to be world class coaches and trainers,” said Gonzales.
Gracing the opening of the event are NCFP president Butch Pichay, Oceania Chess Confederation’s Paul Spiller, Asean Chess Academy’s Ignatius Leong, FTC’s Peter Long, ACF’s Hisham Al-Tahir and Sami Khader.
Seminar fee is €200 with the first 15 Filipino registrants getting a 25 percent discount. Interested parties may call Michelle Yaon at 0966-8108378 or send a message through Philchesstournaments’ Facebook page.