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VECO sweeps top honors in CCTIPC Chess Cup 2017

CEBU, Philippines — The VECO (Visayan Electric Company) Kaibigans bagged the top spots in the Cebu City Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (CCTIPC) Chess Cup Tournament 2017 at the Cebu City Hall recently

Open to pawnpushers who are regular employees of CCTIPC-member companies and organizations, the event was a gathering of the best chess players from the labor, management and government sectors.

A total of 52 players joined the mind-draining tilt, which was governed by FIDE (International Chess Federation) laws of chess rapid play. It followed the Swiss system format using the game point scoring system - 15 minutes plus 5 seconds per move to finish the game - and was rated as an individual competition.

VECO Quality Control Inspector Nic Cuizon claimed the top honors with a perfect 7.0 points. VECO HR’s Germz Caballo finished second with 5.5 points, while  VECO Planning Engineer James Cabangahan was ranked third also with 5.5 points.

Aside from trophies, the top four finishers received a cash prize of P10,000, P7,000, P5,000 and P3,000, respectively. All the players were given certificates and a consolation prize of P500 each.

Aside from VECO, the other players represented Aboitiz Power Corporation, the Public Attorney’s Office, Office for Senior Citizens Affairs, Cebu Country Club, City Savings Bank, Department of Labor and Employment, Coca-Cola, Department of the Interior and Local Government, Makati Development Corporation, Accounting Office of Cebu City, Metrobank, Office of the Building Official, Cebu City Legal, Cebu City Hall Security Guards, Police Department,  Alliance of Progressive Labor, Summit Circle and players from the local government unit. (FREEMAN)

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