THE Orbe Fide-Rated Open Rapid Chess Championships will unfurl on June 15 at the third floor Alphaland Southgate Mall, Near MRT Magallanes Station, Edsa, Makati City.
National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) director lawyer Cliburn Anthony Orbe bared this in a recent interview.
Orbe said with a registration fee of P500 while P200 for Under-14, chessers will have a chance to compete in a Fide-Rated chesssfest that expects participants from nearby provinces.
"I have confirmed participants from Metro Manila and nearby provinces," Orbe said, adding that NCFP, Fide and the Metro Iligan Chess Club joined forces to make the event possible being held coincide the birthday celebration of Orbe.
The champion will pocket P10,000 while the next fourth placers will take home P7,000, P5,000, P3,000 and P2,000, respectively.
The sixth to 10th placers, meanwhile, will claim P1,000 consolation prize.
A special prize of P1,000 will also be awarded to top lady, senior, top non-master, top junior (15-20), top kiddies (Under 14), top executive, top unrated and top under 1900. Call or text 0918-897-4410 for complete details.
Special Rapid Chess Match or Center Stage. According to Orbe, for the first time in history in the Philippines, the players in this event will also get to watch a 7-game rapid match between 12-times national open champion Grandmaster Rogelio "Joey" Antonio Jr. and Grandmaster Darwin Laylo.-Marlon Bernardino-