NCFP - Press Release
East Asian Juniors and Girls Chess Championships Slated in Tagaytay
The first East Asian Juniors and Girls Chess Championships will take place May 26 to June 5 at the Tagaytay International Convention Center in Tagaytay City.
“We are organizing this new event in the Philippines in order to give a chance for our young players to get the Grandmaster norm or International Master title,” Rep. Abraham Tolentino said. Tolentino is Secretary General of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) and the National Chess Federation of the Philippines.
The event is open to boys and girls who have not reached their 20th birthday before January 1st, 2017. Entitled to participate are players from countries in East Asia, namely Brunei, Cambodia, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos,
Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam.
The tournament will be a 9-round Swiss System with games starting 2pm daily. The gold medalist shall receive a Grandmaster norm. Players tied for first shall receive the title of International Master, silver and bronze medalists receive the FIDE Master title and International master norms (or corresponding women’s titles) in accordance with FIDE title regulations.
The Philippine bid shall be led by International Master Paolo Bersamina, 19, rated 2417, and untitled Jerad Docena, 20, who has a higher rating of 2430. Among the girls, WFM Marie Antoinette San Diego, 18, and WFM Shania Mae Mendoza, 19, are expected to lead the Philippine bid for the Woman Grandmaster norm.
Players may register with the National Chess Federation of the Philippines c/o Patrick Lee at tel. 09955421266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.