1st President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Cup and Chess Challenge in Manila Print
Monday, 16 October 2006 00:00
The 1st President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Cup International Chess Tournament is scheduled 16 (arrival) to 24 (departure) November 2006 in Manila, Philippines with $26,000 at stake in cash prizes. Download Regulations or contact National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >Secretary General Abraham Tolentino or FIDE Delegate This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >Casto Abundo for invitation and details. A side event is the Chess Challenge for unrated players, with $3,900 in cash prizes. The 1st President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Cup International Chess Tournament is scheduled 16 (arrival) to 24 (departure) November 2006 in Manila, Philippines with $26,000 at stake in cash prizes. Download Regulations or contact National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >Secretary General Abraham Tolentino or FIDE Delegate This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >Casto Abundo for invitation and details. A side event is the Chess Challenge for unrated players, with $3,900 in cash prizes.

The tournament is part of the international program of NCFP President Prospero Pichay to further develop Philippine chess.
TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:

Thursday  Nov. 16 Arrival
Friday    Nov. 17 Players Meeting   11:00 at official hotel
                  Opening and Rd 1  15:00-19:00
Saturday  Nov. 18 Rd 2              09:00-13:00
                  Rd 3              15:00-19:00
Sunday    Nov. 19 Rd 4              15:00-19:00
Monday    Nov. 20 Rd 5              09:00-13:00
                  Rd 6              15:00-19:00
Tuesday   Nov. 21 Rd 7              15:00-19:00
Wednesday Nov. 22 Rd 8              15:00-19:00
Thursday  Nov. 23 Rd 9              15:00-19:00
                  Closing                 21:00

PRIZES: 
$26,000 in Cash Prizes shall be awarded as follows:
1st place       US$ 6,000
2nd place       US$ 4,000
3rd place       US$ 3,000
4th place       US$ 2,500
5th place       US$ 2,000
6th place       US$ 1,500
7th place       US$ 1,000
8th place       US$   800
9th place       US$   700
10th place      US$   600
11th place      US$   500
12th place      US$   500
13th place      US$   500
14th place      US$   500
15th place      US$   500
Top Filipinos   US$   500
Top Women       US$   500
Top Juniors     US$   500

HOTEL
The first 20 GMs to register shall be provided accommodation on a twin sharing basis.
Cash prizes for the Chess Challenge are:
1st place       US$ 1,000
2nd place       US$   600
3rd place       US$   400
4th place       US$   300
5th place       US$   250
6th place       US$   250
7th place       US$   200
8th place       US$   200
9th place       US$   200
10th place      US$   200
Top Women       US$   100 
Top Under-16    US$   100 
Top Under-12    US$   100 
 
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