by Marlon Bernardino
Over 100 potential young chess players across the region will vie for top honors in the tournament dubbed as Lee-Ann Fidaire Inter School Rapid Chess Championship kiddies 12 years old and below free chess tournament , which starts at 10 a.m. today, Sunday at the 2nd Floor Open Kitchen Restaurant Airconditioned food hall , Rockwell Business Center, Sheridan, Greenfields District in Mandaluyong City.
Competition will be held in 12 and under division.
“ Many schools have confirmed their participation to give exposure for their young players, “ chief organizer National Master Romeo Alcodia said.
The one-day chessfest, which aims to boost the sport grassroots development program, will follow a six to seven rounds Swiss system format with rapid playing time.
Cash prizes, trophies and medals are up for grabs in the event supported by two-time World Chess Olympiad member Woman National Master Cristina Santos-Fidaire.
Call or text tournament manager Genghis Imperial at his mobile number: 0926-251-4205 for added details.-Marlon Bernardino-