Chess national arbiter Kim Dumdum succumbed to cardiac arrest Friday noon at Bacolod Adventist Medical Center in Barangay Taculing, Bacolod City.
Dumdum, 65, a native of Toboso, Negros Occidental and settled in Taculing was a hands down choice for organizing or being a tournament manager in local chess tournaments like the provincial meet, and in Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports, Cultural & Educational Association (NOPSSCEA) chess tournaments.
He is also the choice of managing chess tournament in the University Games (UniGames) and National Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA).
Dumdum’s last stint was in the national PRISAA held in Tagum City, Davao Del Norte last April.
He did not feel well during that time and was hospitalized on April 19.