by Marlon Bernardino
THE 2019 Grandmaster Rosendo Carreon Balinas Sr. Chess Cup dubbed as Mark Anthony Yabut Realty Chess Cup 2019 National Executive Grand Prix Rapid Chess Championships gets underway on October 6 (Sunday) at the Walter Mart Event Center, San Agustin in San Fernando City, Pampanga.
The one-day rapid event is open to all qualified members of Philippine Executive Chess Association (PECA) according to tournament director Mark Anthony Yabut.
"Class A(2000up) and Class B(2000 below), Classification base on Jan 1, 2019 list" said tournament director Mark Anthony Yabut.
The tournament will be played in a 6 to 7-round Swiss System format, 20 minutes with five seconds delay with the winner taking home P10,000 , second place P7,000 , third place P5,000, fourth place P3,000 and fifth place P2,000.
Special prizes for the Top Senior, Top 1900 and below, Top Unrated, Top Pampanga and Top Lady will also likewise to receive P1,000 each.
In the youth division (15 years old and below), the champion will earn P3,000 . The second placer will get P2,000 , the third placer will pocket P1,000 , the fourth placer will bring home P700 and the fifth placer will receive P500. Sixth to 10th placers will get P300 each.
Special prizes for the Top Lady, Top 12 and under, Top 10 and under and Top 8 and under will also likewise to receive P300 each.
Registration for the NCFP-sanctioned PECA event is P1,000 , on-site registration is P1,200 while annual membership is P1,000.
Registration for the Youth U-15 is P250 and on site registration is P300.
Call or text MarK Anthony Yabut # 0998 998 6125, Robin Chico # 0930 3838 818 and Edward Serrano # 0948 474 0330 for complete details.-Marlon Bernardino-