Tuesday, September 29, 2009

October chessfest

We've got a long list of chess tournaments for the month of October. Let's focus on the open and non-master tourneys which is quite a big hit to chess masses these days. Except for MCC or Metropolitan Chess Club who employs a more decent and competitive standard time control (one hour and a half) for their monthly tournaments, most of the tournaments we have here are into rapid and blitz. Surely, many chess enthusiasts in the country would love very much to see more tournaments with longer time controls.

One Manila Non-Master at SM MANILA

THE One Manila Non-Master Chess Tournament dubbed as "Tulak Mo...Sulong Ko.." 7 round Swiss-system affair gets underway on Octtober 18, 2009, 10 am, Sunday at the SM Manila.

According to Christopher Rodriguez, member of the organizing group and the head coach of Adamson University, the champion will be receiving P10,000 plus trophy while 2nd to 5th placers will bring home P7,000, P5,000, P3,000, and P1,000 respectively. P500 each awaits for the 6th o 10th placers.

Category winner for the top lady, top kiddy (12 years old and below), top junior (18 years old and below) and top senior (50 years old and below) will also receiving P1,000 each.

Call o text at 0919 655 1973, 0921 274 0053 and 0915 390 6072 for complete details.


THE Ramon Magsaysay (Cubao) High School Chess Club with the cooperation of the Chess Arbiters Association of the Phils. (CAAP) will hold a 2-in-1 Non-Master Rapid Chess Tournament on October 4, 2009 at Ramon Magsaysay (Cubao) High School, Cubao, Quezon City. The tournament is divided into 2 event : the Rapid Chess with 20 minutes time control and the Chess 960 (Fischer Random Chess) with 10 minutes time control. The two events offer a total combined cash prize of P6,000 to the Champion; P4,000 for 2nd place; P2,500 for 3rd place; P1,500 for 4th place and P1,000 for 5th place. Category winners for Top Senior (50 & above), Top Junior (18 & below), Top Kiddy (14 & below), Top Lady and Top Unrated in the whole event will receive P400 each. Registration fee is P300 while for kiddies and ladies is P200.
For details, please contact the following: Rey Colitoy (0919-5291693) / Ferdie Reyes (0918-4873785) / Raul Cruz (0920-6211717) / Alfredo Chay (0919-4512384) / Gatz Luz (0929-6216890) / Milo Samaniego (713-6811).


GRANDMASTER Mark Paragua leads the cast of participants in the first Gov. Amado T. Espino Jr. Cup Open Rapid Chess Championships on October 10 to 11 at the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center (NRSCC) in Lingayen, Pangasinan.

Paragua, is coming from a successful stint in the Asian Indoor qualifying events and currently competing in the 4th President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Cup International Chess Championship at the Duty Free Fiestamall in Paranaque City.

Other woodpushers who signified their intentions to play in the two-day event with offers P10,000 plus trophy ot the champion that include GM-elect Ronald Dableo, IMs Rolando Nolte and Chito Garma, WIM Cristine Rose Mariano, NMs EDmundo Gatus, Reggie Olay, Haridas Pascua, Deniel Causo, Allan Macala, Dennis Gutierrez, Efren Bagamasbad, Ric Portagalera, Edgardo Garma, WFM Cherry-Ann Mejia, rising star Richard dela Cruz, Stephen Rome Pangilinan, Rainier Labay, Ritchie Evangelista, Rolando Andador and Samantha Glo Revita.

“All particpants will be given free aircon room accommodations for the early registrants and de luxe rooms for late registrants. Participants will also be given the opportunity to be one of the audience of the Chryropractic massage/healing Seminar to be imparted by its founder PTR. Rey Navalta for free from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Round 1 will be at 1:oo pm” said tournament event director Menardo Edwin A. Pulido, who topped the FIDE Arbiters' Seminar last September 22 to 25 at the Duty Free, Philippines in Paranaque City, venue of the 4th PGMA Chess Cup.

For inquiries, please call or text: 09194782209, 09193085708, 09176123056, 09157241220, 09106397428.


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