Davaoeño chess arbiter selected to officiate in 30th SEA Games
November 14, 2019 - Thursday 11:11 AM by Romeo Braceros
DAVAO CITY -- A veteran chess player and official from Davao City has been selected to be an arbiter in the chess tournament of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games to be hosted by the Philippines in November and December this year.
National arbiter Jojo Palero has been tapped by the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organising Committee (PHISGOC) as one of the National Technical Officials for the chess tournament, which till take place at the Travelers’ Hotel in Subic.
Palero is very happy with his selection since it has always been his dream to officiate international chess games.
"Thanks be to God!" Palero said in a Facebook post.
Before his selection, Palero has had the chance to officiate many chess games around the country.
Aside from officiating chess games, Palero is also involved in the organizing of a few chess tournaments.
With his experience in chess officiating, Palero has become one of the respected names in Philippines chess.
Chess is one of the sports where the Philippines hopes to earn some gold medals.
Some of the top names in Philippine chess will carry the country's flag in the prestigious international sporting event.
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