TOP woodpushers in the province are expected to conquer the checkered boards when the Sipalay Chess Fest 2018 Open and 15 & Under Rapid Chess Tournament upfolds on March 24, 2018 at the Sipalay City gym.
Champion of the Open division will receive a trophy, a medal and Php10,000 while the 2nd and 3rd placers will get Php8,000 and Php6,000, respectively, with a trophy and medal each.
Consolation prizes include: 4th place (Php5,000), 5th place (Php4,000), 6th (Php3,000), 7th (Php2,000) while 8th – 10th places get Php1,000 each.
Meanwhile, for the 15 & Under category, the champion will take home a trophy, a medal and Php5,000 while the 2nd and 3rd placers will get Php4,000 and Php3,000, respectively, with a trophy and medal each while, consolation prizes are: 4th place (Php2,000), 5th place (Php1,000), 6th (Php800), 7th (Php700) while 8th (Php600), and 9th and 10th places get Php500 each.
Speacial awards for the best 12 year old and below, 10 year old and below and 8 year old and below will receive Php500 each while best lady performer and second best lady performer in the Open division will get Php1,000 and Php500 each.
Registration is at Php400 for the Open division and Php200 for the 15 and Under.
Interested parties may contact Engr. Jesus Ong (0930-676-46-43), Leo Romitman (0917-721-9094), or Jose Dante Albao (0933-276-0249).*