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2nd Rey Gealon chess tourney set for June 30

Emmanuel B. Villaruel - The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines — Everything is already in place for the 2nd Councilor Rey Gealon Chess Tournament slated on June 30 at the Cebu Chess Club located at the fourth floor of Robinsons Galleria Cebu.

Over P30,000 in cash prize will be given away to the winners of the 9-round Swiss system competition that is held in partnership with the Cebu Executives and Professionals Chess Association (CEPCA).

The champion will pocket P7,000, while the second to fifth placers will receive P5,000 P3,000, P2,000, and P1,000, respectively. The sixth to 10th will get P700 each, while the 11th to 15th will take home P500 apiece.

A P1,000 bonus will be handed out to the top collegiate finisher (Under 22),  P700 to the top Cepcans A and B and lady player, and P500 to the top senior (60-above) and kiddies (boy and girl 10 Under).

Registration fee is pegged at P250 for regular players and P150 for those with discounts such as CEPCA members, senior citizens, PWDs, ladies, and kids 12 years old and below.

Those who are interested to join may contact National Arbiters Edwin Cablao (0917138 3181) and Kevin Yap (09458559800) or visit the Cebu School of Chess Facebook page.

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