2020 National Youth Online chess tiff slated Sept. 29-Oct. 10
2020 National Youth Online chess tiff slated Sept. 29-Oct. 10
(Philstar.com) - September 23, 2020 - 12:42pm

MANILA, Philippines – The Endgame Sports Multi-Events, Inc. and National Chess Federation of the Philippines are teaming up in staging the 2020 National Youth Online Chess Championships and Masters Challenge set September 29 to October 10.

A guaranteed cash pot worth Php77,000 will be up for grabs in the tournament divided into several age-group categories — boys open and girls divisions for 7-Under, 9-under, 11-under, 13-under, 15-under and 17-under — plus the masters event for older players including titled ones.

The event is being done to help the country discover and develop talents despite the COVID-19 pandemic that has paralyzed sports in the country, according to Endgame Sports founding president Cris Aspiras.

For inquiries, interested parties may contact Michelle Yaon at 0966-8108378 or may log in at www.endgamesportsmgmt.com.

The tournament will start the qualifying tournaments in 7U, 9U and 11U at 9 a.m. on September 29 followed by the 13U, 15U and 17U the next day and the Masters Challenge on October 1.

The grand finals is set on October 3-4 for 7U, 9U, 11U, Oct. 6-7 for 13U, 15U and 17U and October 9-10 dor the masters using the time control of 15 minutes plus a five-second increment.

Registration is free to all seeing action in the 7U, 9U, 11U and 13U levels while those playing in the 15U, 17U and masters class must pay Php100 to join with all required to have Lichess, Viber and Zoom accounts.

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