The opening ceremony and drawing of colors of the II Magistral Ciudad de Asunción, Copa Roggio, took place at La Pergola in Asuncion. In the presence of the representative of the Minister of Sports Justo López, Arq. Víctor Salinas, Arq. Juan Carlos Buzó, and Ing. Julio Ingolotti (President, Vice President, and General Secretary of the Paraguay Chess Federation), the director of La Pergola Mr. Oscar Franco officially opened the tournament.
The pairings for round 1 of the event that starts on June 28 are:
GM Reinaldo Vera vs. FM Max Cornejo
GM Andrés Rodríguez vs. IM Guillermo Soppe
GM Oswaldo Zambrana vs. IM Luis Coelho
GM Axel Bachmann vs. IM José Cubas
FM Luismar Brito vs. IM Carolina Luján
FM Ricardo Kropff vs. IM Cristóbal Valiente
Cristhian Oddone vs. Allan Gattass
Willyam Espinoza Palomino vs. IM MI Guillermo Malbrán
FM Eduardo Peralta vs. FM Jorge Sosa Harrison
FM Ángel Hernández vs. IM Luis Sieiro
All information provided to Chessdom.com by GM Zenon Franco, photos by Julio Ingolotti, General Secretary of the Paraguay Chess Federation.
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