by Marlon Bernardino
THE Fide-Rated 2nd Meralco Youth Rapid Chess tourney will unfurl on Sunday, June 9 at the Multi-Purpose hall, Meralco compound, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City.
Fide Master Leonardo Carlos of Meralco Chess Club bared this in a recent interview.
Carlos said with a registration fee of P300 (early) or P400 (on-site) chessers will have a chance to compete in a Fide-Rated chesssfest that expects participants from varsity players from leading School such as UAAP, NCAA, SCUAA, among others.
Categories entered are the Under 20 division and the Under 14 division in this one-day event, sanctioned by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines.
Cash prizes are also being offered to the winners, with the Under 20 division champion receiving P5,000 plus a trophy. The second to fifth placers will pocket P4,000 plus a trophy, P3,000 plus a trophy,P2,000 plus a medal and P1,000 plus a medal respectively. 6th to 10th placers will bring home P500 each plus medals.
The Under 14 division champion, one the other hand gets P4,000 plus a trophy while second and third placers will receive P3,000 and P2,000 plus trophies. 4th to 5th placers will take home P1,000 and P500 plus medals.
6th to 10th placers gets P300 each plus medals.
Call or text Fide Master Leonardo Carlos of Meralco Chess Club at 0917-856-0947 and National Arbiter Alexander "Alex" Dinoy of Chess Arbiter Union of the Philippines at 0995-756-3177 for complete details.-Marlon Bernardino-