by Marlon Bernardino
CLOSE to P40,000 in total cash prizes will be up for grabs in the 1st Calauan Laguna Dalawahan Rapid Chess Tournament on December 30, 2019, Monday at the Kanluran Covered Court near Calauan Town Plaza in Calauan, Laguna.
Round 1 will start exactly at 10 am according to the organizing committee Mikhail Perez Laoagan and Sosonty Caumban in this year-ender tournament and will be supervised by Fide Arbiter Reden Cruz of the Chess Arbiter Union of the Philippines.
"Chess is a lifetime learning. Isulong mo ang tamang tira," said tournament manager Mikhail Laoagan who placed second to eventual champion Arena Grandmaster (AGM) Almario Marlon Quiroz Bernardino Jr. during the Black and White Chess Tournament 2019 (Open event) at the 3rd floor, Activity Area, Pacific Mall in Lucena City last Sunday.
The Dalawahan champion will receive P12,000 plus trophy while the second placer will have P8,000 plus trophy. Third up to 8th placers will receive P5,000, P3,000, P2,000, P1,500 and P1,000, respectively.
Category awards are top lady, top senior, top unrated, top Elementary, top High School, top College and top Calauan will get P1,000 each plus medal.
Registration fee is pegged at P1,200 while onsite registration is P1,500.
Call or text Sosonty Caumban (0955-983-6343) and Mikhail Laoagan (0998-996-8843) for complete details.-Marlon Bernardino-