Christmas Chess Fest to kick off tomorrow

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Thursday, December 26, 2013


THE two-day Davao Christmas Chess Festival will kick off tomorrow, December 28, at Centerpoint Plaza at Matina Crossing.

The first day of the event will feature the Age-Group Division games.

The boys and girls under 10 years old will play in separate categories, where the first placer will take home P300, the second placer awarded P200 and the third placer winning P150.

The top three finishers in the Under 14 age group will be awarded P500, P300 and P200.

For the Under 20 age group, P700, P500 and P300 will be given to the first, second and third placers, respectively.

All placers in the age group division will be awarded medals.

The Open Division games will be held on December 29.

The champion of the Open division will take home P2,500 and a trophy. Prizes of P1,500, P1,000, P500 and P500 will be given to the Open division's 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th placers, respectively, who will also receive medals.

The tournament will be played in five rounds of the Swiss System and each player will be given 30 minutes to play the game.

Registration fees are pegged at P50 for the age-group players and P100 for the open division players. Registration will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The first round will be played from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., while the second round will run from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. The third round will be held from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. and the fourth round will be played from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. The final round of the day will run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and awarding will begin at 6:45 p.m.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on December 27, 2013.

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