MANILA, Philippines – The country’s top non-master players will show off their skills at the Spartan Mining Corporation chess tournament, which begins on August 11 at the Rizal Park Chess Plaza.
Organized by the Rizal Park Chess Foundation in cooperation with the Spartan Mining, the one-day event is open to all non-mast and untitled chess player in the country.
Spartan Mining president and National Chess Federation of the Philippines director Luis G. Ramos is expected to make the ceremonial moves during the opening ceremony.
International Master and tournament director Chito Garma said the tournament is being done in order to promote chess in the grassroots level.
Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers, with the champion getting P5,000 and a trophy. The second placer will receive P4,000, while the third placer will receive P3,000.
The fourth placer will get P2,000, while the fifth placer will get P1,000. The sixth up to the 10 placers will each receive P500.
Registration fee is P250.
For further details of the tournament interested parties may contact Chito Garma, 0926-1704962, Peter Lim, 0906-4738993 and Eugene Transfiero at 0920-4171597. By Marlon Bernardino