MONTHLY champions will gather to contest for the annual crown in the Cebu Executives and Professionals Chess Association (Cepca) Grand Finals dubbed as the Battle of Champions at the residence of Cepca president Jerry Maratas at the Royale Cebu Estates in Consolacion, Cebu on Sunday, December 15, 2019.
National Master Rogelio Enriquez Jr. is eyeing to set history as he guns for a record five-peat in the Grand Finals. But it won’t be an easy task as the rest of the chess wizards have other things in mind.
Out to challenge Enriquez’s reign as the club’s top player of the year are Vince dela Torre, Rogelio Enriquez III, Amado Olea, Reynaldo Flores, Rosendo Yamyamin, Venancio Loyola Jr., Jun Pasion, Ruel Hortelano, Edwin Cablao, Filemon Kapuno III, Richard Ouano and Ruel Nuttal.
The players in the culminating tournament were the champions in the Cepca’s Monthly Tournament.
Cash prizes will be given away to the top finishers. The club’s annual champion will win P5,000, while the second to fifth placers will get P3,000, P2,000, P1,000 and P700, respectively.
Aside from the championship, there will be side tournament for the non-qualifiers. The registration fee is at P3,000.
The event will also serve as Cepca’s Christmas get-together, the election of officers and the induction of new members. (RSC)