Davao to host Duterte chessfest

Subscribe Now February 23, 2011 at 01:55pm

DAVAO City becomes the country’s chess capital for almost two weeks with the staging of the much-awaited Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte-2011 National Age-Group chess championships on April 25-28 and the National Junior chess championships on April 29-March 3 at the Gaisano and NCCC Malls. The twin competitions are being organized by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP), headed by president/chairman Prospero “Butch” Pichay in cooperation with the Davao City government, thru Mayor Duterte.

The national age-group championships will serve as qualifying events for the ASEAN + age-group tournament in Tarakan, Indonesia on June 11-20, while the national junior championships will be the qualifying event for the World Juniors in New Delhi, India on Aug. 1-16.

“We’re pleased to hold the two prestigious events in the NCFP calendar in Davao City under the auspices of Mayor Duterte,” said PIchay, who designated NCFP executive/events director Willie Abalos as the tournament director.

“With slots to the ASEAN + age-group championships in Tarakan and the World Juniors in New Delhi, I expect the players to give their best and earn the chance to represent the country,” added Pichay.

Trophies and cash prizes are at stake in both tournaments, the biiggest to be held this year in the progressive Mindanao city known as the business, investment and tourism hub for the entire southern Philippines.

In the age-group categories, the tournament is divided into the following categories:

20 years and below (boys) -- born on or after January 1, 1991

20 years and below (girls) -- born on or after January 1, 1991

16 years and below (boys) -- born on or after January 1, 1995

16 years and below (girls) -- born on or after January 1, 1995

14 years and below (boys) -- born on or after January 1, 1997

14 years and below (girls) -- born on or after January 1, 1997

12 years and below (boys) -- born on or after January 1, 1999

12 years and below (girls) -- born on or after January 1, 1999

10 years and below (boys) -- born on or after January 1, 2001

10 years and below (girls) -- born on or after January 1, 2001

8 years and below (boys) -- born on or after January 1, 2003

8 years and below (girls) -- born on or after January 1, 2003

The cash prizes are P5,000 to the champion, P2,500 to the runner-up, P1,500 to the third placer, P1,000 to the fourth placer and P500 to the fifth placer.

In the national juniors boys and girls divisions, the eligible players are those born on or after January 1, 1991.

Prizes at stake in the boys category are P15,000 (champion), P10,000 (runner-up), P7,000 (third placer), P4,000 (fourth), P2,000 (fifth) and P1,000 ( sixth up to the 10th placers).

Girls winners will receive P10,000 (champion), P7,000 (runner-up), P5,000 (third placer), P3,000 (fourth), P1,500 (fifth) and P1,000 ( sixth to 10th).

Source: journal.com.ph



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