PSC Cup Intl Chess tourney begins on Jan. 13

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Posted at Jan 04 2013 05:04 PM | Updated as of Jan 05 2013 01:05 AM

MANILA, Philippines – The National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) will be staging its first international chess tournament this year at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium.

The tournament, dubbed Philippine Sports Commission Cup International Chess Championship, will be held on January 13 – 21.

The Philippine Sports Commission Cup International Chess Championship will be played over nine rounds using the Swiss System, according to NCFP Executive Director GM Jayson Gonzales.

The FIDE-rated tournament will use the Swiss Manager program for pairings.

A total of $30,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the winners with the champion getting the lion share of $6,000.

For more details, please contact NCFP Secretariat c/o NCFP Executive Director GM Jayson Gonzales at email address: [email protected], [email protected], or mobile no: +639228523089. By Marlon Bernardino