Wednesday, September 9, 2009

2nd Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Chess Challenge

For those who are not fully updated about the 2nd PGMA chess challenge (not 2nd Subic International chess challenge), here's from NCFP website:

The National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) is staging a tournament to cater to players who have not attained the required rating to participate in the Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Cup International Open Chess Championships. This will be held from September 24 - 30, 2009 at the Duty Free Fiestamall, Paranaque City.

A total of P 143,000.00 in cash prizes will be awarded for the top 10 placers, with the champion taking home P 50,000.00 and a trophy while 2nd & 3rd placers receive P30,000 and P20,000 respectively to go along with their trophies.

For further information please contact NCFP Office tel 381-7224 or Excutive Director Wilfrdo Abalos Cel No. 09285513089 or 09292266210


Participation in the 2nd Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is open to all players with rating of 2100 and below (based on September 2009 FIDE Ratings).


Registration is Php 2,000.


The tournament will be held at the Duty Free Fiesta Mall, Paranaque City.


1. The Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Open Chess Challenge will be played in 9 rounds using the Swiss System.
2. The time control shall be 90 minutes for the whole game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.
3. The FIDE Laws of Chess shall apply. All mobile phones should be closed. The tournament will be FIDE rated.
4. The Swiss Manager program shall be used for pairings. There shall be no protest regarding pairings.

The following cash prizes shall be awarded:

1st place Php 50,000
2nd place Php 30,000
3rd place Php 20,000
4th place Php 10,000
5th place Php 8,000
6th place Php 7,000
7th place Php 6,000
8th place Php 5,000
9th place Php 4,000
10th place Php 3,000

Cash prizes shall be shared equally among tied players. Ties shall be broken by median Buccholz. Players who win two prizes shall receive only the larger one.

Registration form and tournament rules

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