Sunday July 22, 2018

Jr. players clash in monthly tourney

THE Cebu Executive and Professionals Chess Association (Cepca) young woodpushers will clash anew for the Age Group Monthly Qualifying Chess Tournament at the J Centre Mall in Mandaue City tomorrow.

The chess wizards will battle for the Under-20, 16-Under and 12-Under titles for the Month of June and the slot for the Cepca Age-Group Finals set next year.

The tournament, in partnership with J Center Mall, aims to develop and discover young Cebuano chess players. The organizers will shell out cash prizes to the monthly winners.

The Top 4 in the 20-Under will win P1,500, P1,000, P600 and P400, while P1,000, P700, P500 and P300 for the Top 4 in the 16-Under and 12-Under divisions.

The daylong tournament will use the 7-round Swiss format with 30 minutes time control. The registration fee is at P200 for the 20-Under and P150 each for the 16-Under and 12-Under.

The players who are already qualified to the Finals are Christian Pondoyo, Adrian Basilgo, and Jethro Ysmael Caparino in the 20-Under; Arje Villarin, Aldritz Pondoyo and Reishi Boy Polan in the 16-Under; and Aaron Resma, Jervy Villarin and Lynell Henri Jumao-as in the 12-Under. (RSC)