The National Chess Federation of the Philippines on behalf of FIDE and the Asian Chess Federation invites federations in Zones 3.1 to 3.6 to participate in the Asian Continental Individual Open and Women's Chess Championships 20 to 30 April 2010 in Subic Freeport, Olongapo. Download invitation letter of NCFP President Prospero A. Pichay, and regulations and registration form.
At stake are a total of $50,000 in cash prizes for the Open and $15,000 in cash prizes for the Women's, as with last year's championship.
The top five (5) from the 2010 Asian (Open) Championship shall qualify for the 2011 World Cup. The 2010 Asian Women's champion shall qualify for the 2012 Women's World Championship.
As approved by the Asian Continental Assembly, the Asian Open and Women's Championships shall henceforth be annual events.
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/