Friday, February 18, 2011

Cebu hosts two big tournaments

CHESS is alive and kicking in Ceboom. Thanks to Boogie Lim of Rose Pharmacy, the Aznar family and the Cebu City Government.

Starting tomorrow up to Monday, the Bombi Aznar Memorial tournament will be played at Elizabeth Mall starting at 10 a.m.

It is held in honor of the late NM Matias “Bombi” Aznar III, a member of the Cebu Sports Hall of Fame. It has a total prize of P50,000, broken down to: Champion (P20,000), second, (P10,000), third (P5,000), fourth (P3,000), fifth to 15th places (P1,000 each).

The top ladies and kiddies player will get P500, each.

The registration fee is P100 for ladies and kiddies, P200 for students and P300 for the rest.

Other reminders:

1.) Registration form is available at Deep Blue Woodpusher’s Coffee, SM City and at Colonnade Chess Club. 2. Submit registration form with your payment at tournament site not later than 9:30 a.m. Saturday February 19 . No registration,no play. 3. All participants shall play in one group only. 4.The top lady and kiddies players who will place among the major prize winners will receive only the higher prize. The next ranked lady or kiddies player shall then be awarded the prize originally intended for the top lady or kiddies player. 5. Tournament System: 9 rounds Swiss; Time Control: 1:05 each player.

This tourney will be an annual event organized by Rose Pharmacy Chess Club and sponsored by Southwest Finance Corp., Lapu-Lapu Rural Bank, Inc. & Rural bank of Matag-ob (Leyte) Inc.

A bigger tournament will follow in a week’s time—Cebu Charter Day Chess Open on Feb 26-28.

It is also organized by Rose Pharmacy Chess Club and sponsored by the Cebu City Government through the Office of the Committee of Games, Amusement and Sports.

Venue is at Elizabeth Mall and the format is 9 rounds Swiss and time control is 1.05 hour per player.

The prizes in the open division are: champion (P100,000), second (P50,000), third (P30,000), fourth (P20,000), fifth (P10,000), sixth to 10th (P5,000, each), 11th to 15th (P3,000, each), 16th to 25th (P2,000, each).

In the ladies and kiddies divisions, the champion will get P3,000, while the second and third placers will get P3,000 and P2,000.

The registration fee for the open division is P400 and students who can present an ID will only pay P200. In the ladies and kiddies divisions, the registration fee is P100.

Those who want to join the open division must submit their registration form and payment before 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 26.

The ladies and kiddies divisions will be played separately at the Mabolo Parish Church Plaza. Both groups will follow the seven-round format, 25 minutes to play.

The ladies group will start at 9 a.m. on Feb. 24, while the kiddies division will be at 9 a.m. on Feb. 25.


Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on February 18, 2011.

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