The Clericus International Chess Championship 2012 took place on 5-6th October at CSI, Italian Sports Center – National Office, via della Conciliazione 1, in Rome.

The International Open Chess Championship and Italian Open Chess Championship were available for the priests, religious brothers, sisters and nuns of every order recognized by the Holy See and the Italian and foreign seminarians regardless of citizenship.

The event had an appreciation and approval of the CEI – Italian Episcopal Conference.

The final group had 12 players (priests and friars) – six from Italy and six from abroad.

The winner is the Italian brother Marcello Bonforte, second place is for father Drazek, a priest from Poland, and third is brother Sulit Froilan, friar from Philippines.

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