Stay updated!

Sign up and be in the loop about promos, deals & events in all Ortigas Malls

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

By signing up to our monthly newsletter, you are giving us permission to use your information for marketing purposes

Estancia Mall in Pasig City hosts PCAP’s Chess Festival 2022

(From left) Atty. Paul Elauria, president and commissioner PCAP, Atty. Ermar Benitez, Games and Amusements Board (GAB), Arch. Renee Bacani, vice president, Ortigas Malls, Hon. Mayor Vico Sotto, Jose Emmanuel Jalandoni, president, Ortigas Land, Congressman Roman Romulo, Michael Angelo Chua, chairman, PCAP

MANILA, Philippines — Top professional chess players in the Philippines, as well as budding players and fans, gathered at Estancia Mall for the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) Chess Festival last September 23 – 25. 

Previously hosted online via, PCAP held its first face-to-face activity at the 3rd floor of the Mall’s East Wing. 

Founded in 2020, PCAP is the only government-licensed professional chess league in the world. It is officially recognized by the Games and Amusements Board (GAB) which supervises and sanctions the games. 

Since the league’s founding, 300 of the country’s best players and international guests have played in PCAP. It has held more than 30,000 games with 50 foreign and local grandmasters and international masters playing in official games.  

Headed by Michael Angelo O. Chua as chairman of the board and Atty. Paul Elauria as president and commissioner, PCAP is composed of 24 LGU-based teams from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

It held its first tournament open in January 2021 and has just completed its 5th conference (the SGM Wesley So Cup 2.0) last August. 

PCAP delivered an exciting Chess Festival 2022 with masters holding exhibition games alongside official PCAP games and chess lessons for kids. Fans also had the opportunity to take pictures with their idols, get their autographs and win raffle prizes.

Learn more about the festival by visiting Estancia Mall’s Facebook page.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Greenhills Mall: The crown jewel of Ortigas Malls then, today and the future

MANILA, Philippines — What makes a person come back to a mall? Is it the proximity? Its dining spots? Is it the stores they can shop at? Whatever takes them…

Read more

Ortigas Malls opens first electric vehicle charging station at Estancia Mall and Greenhills

A greener future. Ortigas Land and Shell Philippines representatives unveiled the Shell Recharge Station, the first EV charging station at Estancia Mall. Ortigas Malls and Shell Philippines are strengthening their…

Read more

8 Things You Should Know About Michaelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibition in Manila

For the first time ever, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition is now in Southeast Asia. Thanks to ATIN Global Inc. and SEE Global Entertainment Inc., Filipinos can experience this incredible exhibit from…

Read more

Ortigas Malls’ Estancia hosts highly anticipated 6th Ortigas Art Festival 2023

The East Wing of Estancia Mall in Pasig City is the venue of the highly anticipated 6th Ortigas Art Festival 2023, a month-long celebration organized by Ortigas Malls that aims…

Read more