Country's top youth woodpushers led by Vincent Ryu Dimayuga will see action in the Open Kitchen Rapid Chess Tournament dubbed as IM Joel Banawa Chess Cup on September 1 (Sunday) at the Open Kitchen, Rockwell Business Center-Sheridan, Highwayhills, Greenfields District in Mandaluyong City. “I hope to do well in the Open Kitchen Rapid Chess Tournament,” said 10-years-old Dimayuga, a grade five pupil of De La Salle Lipa.
It can be recalled that Dimayuga, one of the top players of Lipa City Chess Nursery won three (3) gold medals and one (1) silver during the 2017 ASEAN Age Group chess championships in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia.
Joining Dimayuga are defending champion Angele Tenshi Biete of Las Pinas City, Gladimir Chester "Rocky" Falconit Romero of Tanauan City, Batangas, Mar Aviel Carredo of Quezon City, Austin Klhoe of Mandaluyong City, siblings Ivan and Jericho Cu of San Juan City as well brothers Prince and Oshrie Jhames "OJ" Reyes of Dila-Dila, Santa Rita, Pampanga.
Tournament registration start at eight am to 10:30 am followed by simple opening ceremony.
The format is seven-round Swiss System with time control of 10 minutes plus ten seconds increment being held to honor the late IM Rolly Martinez and backed up by Ms. China Aurelio and Ms. Mimi Casas of Open Kitchen, Phoenix Chess Academy, Mr. Danilo Ebao of Three Knights Printing Services, ChiliJuan, Mr. Arturo Turbanada, Mr. Jeffrey Dimalanta, Mega C and Ms. Emz Forrosuelo of Otsuka-Solar Philippines Inc. (Pocari Sweat).
The kiddies 14 years old and below champion will pocket P5,000 plus trophy, medal and a Brand New Leap Digital chess clock, the runner-up will go home with P3,000 plus medal while the third will receive P2,000 plus medal.
The fourth and fifth will claim P1,000 each with medals.
The sixth to 15th chessers will also take home P500 cash prizes each as well as the best kiddie under-6, under-8, under-10 and under-12.
The Juniors 15 to 20 years old winner, meantime, will earn P5,000 plus trophy, medal and a Brand New Leap Digital chess clock, the second placer will get P3,000 plus medal, the third placer will pocket P2,000 plus medal, the fourth will receive P1,000 plus medal, the fifth will bring home P1,000 plus medal and the sixth to 15th placers will receive P500 plus medals.
Special prizes P500 each will also likewise to be given to the top female, under-15, under-17 at under-19.
Registration fee for Kiddies and Juniors is P500 while on-site registration is P600.
Chief Arbiter is FNA Alexander "Alex" Dinoy and assisted by national arbiters Alfredo Chay, Miel Bautista, Israel Landicho and Byron Villar of the Chess Arbiter Union of the Philippines.
Call or text Mr. Genghis Katipunan Imperial at 0926-251-4205 for complete details.-Marlon Bernardino-