The National Chess Federation of the Philippines is conducting the 2012 NATIONAL OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP to select the members of the Philippine team to the 40th Chess Olympiad to be held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.
This will kick-off with an elimination tournament to be held on April 16 – 20, 2012 at the Philippine Academy for Chess Excellence (PACE) headquarter located at #56 Mindanao Avenue, Quezon City.
Open to all untitled NCFP members who are in good standing, these series of tournaments, will be conducted nationwide, to select the qualifiers for the Semi-finals. The top thirty placers or thirty percent (30%) in each elimination tourney, whichever is lower, from the Men’s Division shall advance to the semifinal round to join the seeded International Masters (IMs), FIDE Masters (FMs) and National Masters (NMs).
Registration is three hundred pesos (P300.00). Non-NCFP members must apply for membership before joining the tournament by paying the necessary annual dues.
In the distaff side, the top forty percent (40%) shall advance to the semifinal round together with seeded Woman International Masters (WIMs), Woman FIDE Masters (WFMs) and Woman National Masters (WNMs).
After the semifinals, the top SIX (6) placers in the mens division will join ten (10) Grandmasters and the top EIGHT (8) placers in the womens categorywill join the seeded six (6) players from the 2011 Battle of Grandmasters, in the finals (subject to change in case of withdrawal or inability to play of any of the seeded players).
For information and registration please contact : IA Gene Poliarco cp# 0923-7309445, IA Ilann Perez cp# 0949-1760889, FA Patrick Lee cp# 0927-7209260 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.