The five-leg Shell National Youth Active Chess Championships regional eliminations winds up on Aug. 20-21 with another banner cast expected to slug it out at SM City Cagayan De Oro Cyberzone (3rd floor) for top honors in three divisions and berths in the grand finals.
It will be another two-day battle of wits with the top two players in the kiddies, juniors and seniors divisions, plus the top female from each side, joining the other top finishers in the first four legs in the national finals set Oct. 1-2 at SM Megamall.
Organizers said the listup is ongoing with the event open to all Filipinos, non-titled players who are bona fide students certified by their respective schools and registrars. Listup is on a first-come, first-served basis with a maximum of 300 participants.
For details, contact tournament director Alex Dinoy at 0918-3705750 or 0922-8288510, or Northern Mindanao leg coordinator Jun Cuizon at 0905-1166326.
Previous grand finals winners are also allowed to join in their respective divisions provided they are still within the age limit, according to the organizers of the annual circuit sponsored by Pilipinas Shell, a global leader in power, energy and gas technology.
Registration forms can also be downloaded at the Shell website www.shell.com.ph/shell_chess. Listup is on a first-come, first-served basis with a maximum of 300 participants.
Play will be a nine-round Swiss system tournament with time control of 20 minutes with five time-delayed mode (Bronstein system).
With the last spots in the national finals at stake, keen competition is seen in all categories, including in the 7-12 age group, the 13-16 bracket and the 17-20 section of the event sanctioned by the National
Chess Federation of the Philippines.
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