The National Chess Federation of the Philippines, on behalf of the Asian Chess Federation and FIDE, invites Asian National Chess Federations to participate in the 8th Asian Continental / Individual Open and Women's Championships from 12th to 24th May 2009 at the Subic Exhibition and Convention Center in Subic Bay, Freeport Zone, Olongapo City, Philippines with total prizes of $50,000 for the Open and $15,000 for the Women's. Download invitation letter and regulations .
The Asian championship shall be followed immediately by the 2nd Subic International Open from 24th May to 1st June at the same venue with a total of $30,000 in cash prizes. Download the regulations .
The Subic Exhibition and Convention Center is one of the largest in the Philippines with an area of 12,000 sq. meter exhibition space and three halls. It is located inside the Subic Bay Freeport Zone in Olongapo City which is 100 kms Northwest of Manila.
Due to its pristine environment and superb facilities, the Subic Bay Freeport is now emerging as a favorite venue for sports events, as well as a training center for professional athletes.
The Subic Bay Freeport blends white sand beaches, clear bay watersand tropical forests with a progressive business area making it a perfect model of development in harmony with nature.
Subic Bay offers the best variety of tourism and recreational attractions - luxurious hotels with a total of 1,662 rooms, marina, beaches, golf greens, eco-tourism, water sports, car and go-kart racing, skating, bowling, cycling, motocross, duty-free shopping, casinos, restaurants, videoke bars and other amusement facilities.
For more information on Subic, see http://www.visitsubic.com/
National Chess Federation of the Philippines