GM Balinas chess tourney at Alphaland

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GM Balinas chess tourney at Alphaland

GM Balinas chess tourney at Alphaland
 
by Marlon Bernardino
 
Top chess players in the region will be vying for the qualifying round of the Grandmaster Rosendo Balinas Jr. Memorial Chess Tournament on August 17 at the Activity Hall, Second Floor Alphaland Makati Place in Malugay Street, Makati City.
 
The tournament will be played in a 7-round Swiss System format, 20 minutes plus five seconds delay mode with the Titled/Master winner taking home P7,000, second place P5,000, third place P3,000, fourth place P2,000 and fifth place P1,000.
 
The untitled or non-master champion meanwhile, will bag P5,000 while the runner-up will settle for P4,000 and the next three players will go home with P3,000, P2,000 and P1,000. 
 
Special prizes the top Senior, Executive Lady, College, High School and Elementary will also likewise to receive P1,000 each.
 
According to NCFP director lawyer Cliburn Anthony Orbe, the grand finals will be held at the Manila East Golf and Country Club on September 3 to 10.
 
Chito Garma, Paulo Bersamina, John Marvin Miciano, Ricardo de Guzman, Haridas Pacua, Oliver Dimakiling, Ronald Bancod, Daniel Quizon and Roel Abelgas will lead International Masters cast added engineer Antonio "Tony" Carreon Balinas, brother of the late Grandmaster Rosendo Balinas Jr. 
 
Others are Fide Masters Nelson "Elo" Mariano III, Christopher Castellano, Nelson Villanueva, Sander Severino,Mari Joseph Turqueza and Narquinden Reyes.
 
Also set to fight for their place are Woman International Masters Mikee Suede, Bernadette Galas, Shaina Mendoza, Jodilyn Fronda, Marie Antoinette San Diego, Beverly Mendoza, Kylen Joy, Mordido and Catherine Secopito.
 
Also playing are Woman Fide Masters Antonella Berthe Racasa, Alllaney Jia Doroy and Michelle Yaon.
 
Registration for the NCFP-sanctioned event is P500 while on-site registration is P700. 
 
Call or text the following persons for complete details, engr. Antonio "Tony" Carreon Balinas (09177882967) , Atty. Cliburn Anthony Orbe (09188974410), Dr. Jenny Mayor (09351004755) and Dr. Alfred Paez (09212728172).
-Marlon Bernardino-