The three-day event is open to all beginners and rated chessers 16 years old and under boys and girls, 14 years old and under boys and girls, 12 years old and under boys and girls, 10 years old under boys and girls and open division.
“This event is created for the kiddies. Since our drive is to develop chess, we just included open division as preparation for the National Inter-Cities next year, “organizers said.
The open division offers a total of P40, 000 cash prizes with the champion getting P10, 000.medals and trophies await the winners in the age-group divisions.
“We have decided not to give cash prizes to the kiddies divisions so that they will not think playing chess is playing for money. But since it’s already Christmas season, we just allot minimal amount, “said Vanta.
The event will follow a seven rounds swiss system format.