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What a knight: our Lake Toba chess tournament

What a knight: our Lake Toba chess tournament

In celebration of National Heroes Day on November 10, Regal Springs Indonesia (PT Aqua Farm Nusantara), in collaboration with the local chess community in Ajibata and the Indonesian Chess Association (Percasi) of Toba Regency, organized the “Open Chess Tournament Aqua Farm Cup 1.” The tournament took place from November 6 to 8 at the ASDP Indonesia Ferry Building in Ajibata, Toba Regency, North Sumatera.

The event attracted approximately 44 participants of various ages and backgrounds, including experienced chess players and beginners from different areas within the company’s operational region, including Toba Regency, Samosir Regency, and Simalungun Regency.

In addition to the support from Regal Springs Indonesia, several other companies operating in Toba Regency also extended their support for the chess tournament. This collaborative effort demonstrates a tangible synergy and shared commitment to the development of the local community and the exploration of local talents.

Tri Dharma Saputra, Supply Chain & Procurement Director of Regal Springs Indonesia, emphasized the importance of the company’s role in such activities. He highlighted that this involvement is not only a commitment to empower the community but also a means to create broader access and sustainable positive impact.

“We continue to play a role within the community, engaging with all stakeholders to open up more opportunities for collaborative efforts in community building,” said Tri.

Robert Manurung, the Head of Ajibata Subdistrict who also supported the event, expressed his gratitude to all parties, particularly PT Aqua Farm Nusantara, for making the event possible in Ajibata. He noted, “With this tournament, chess players can further develop their potential.”

“For the future, we hope that this agenda can be held regularly and in a wider area, allowing for the exploration of more potential in the sport of chess in the Lake Toba region,” Robert added.

The chess tournament also reflects Regal Springs Indonesia’s support for the Batak culture, which has a strong affinity for chess. Chess has long been an integral part of Batak culture, producing skilled players and passionate enthusiasts in the region. Participation in this tournament provides a platform for local chess players to compete, learn, and grow in the sport they love.

Regal Springs Indonesia extends its gratitude to all participants, partners, and communities who participated in this chess tournament. “We hope that this event not only celebrates Batak culture but also strengthens support for the local community and provides a positive boost in various aspects,” Tri added.

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