Friday, July 15, 2011

MCC Kiddies Chess Championship July 2011

All systems go for the staging of the two-day event of the Metropolitan Chess Club Kiddies Chess Championships (Boys and Girls) at 1:30pm July 16 (Saturday) and the one-day event at 10:30am Sunday, July 17, at Eton Cyberpod, Ortigas Avenue cor EDSA.

The five-round Swiss System individual tournament with team awards is divided into two sections: 14-under and 9-under. The 14-under group is open to players who were born on the year 1997 onwards while the 9-under is for those who were born on the year 2002 onwards.

Twenty five elegant trophies await the top five individual winners in both sections plus the top three schools or clubs' teams; the top three unrated or beginners; and best scorers for 7-under; 10-under and 12-under. Cash prizes will also be given to the top three placers in each section.

Participants may join the two-day competition which will apply the 75 minutes time control or the one-day affair which will use the shorter time control in the first three rounds then 75 minutes in the remaining matches.

Entry fee is P250. For other details, call 826-8560; 994-5199 and 0922-822-6319. Birth certificates must be submitted upon registration.

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