The Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines, Inc. (IIEE) is hosting the first online chess tournament dubbed as “N1 IIEE Chess Olympiad 2020” on Sept. 11 to Oct. 30 using LiChess Team Battle and results to be posted in The tournament will be played by 20 teams from all over the Philippines and six team from Middle East Asia.

As the usual event of IIEE Basketball was postponed due to the coronavirus, the chess tournament for IIEE National will take place.

The event is hosted by IIEE Central Laguna Chapter.

The time control for all games is 15 minutes plus a one-second increment. It will be played simultaneously every Friday, 8pm starting Sept. 11, 2020. Prior to the awarding ceremony on Oct. 30, 2020, a special 5-round swiss tournament, 5+1, will be played by IIEE lady chess players.

This event coincides with the IIEE 45th year anniversary and the annual virtual mid-year convention of the institute headed by IIEE National President is Rod Pecolera. — Marlon Bernardino