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Shell Active Chess Davao Draws Largest Player Turnout

The Davao leg of the Shell National Youth Active Chess (Shell Active Chess), the last of the eight-stage circuit, has already attracted 500 participants early on in the registration, reaching its maximum field of players and making it the largest participation from among the various host provinces of the competition across the country.

The final leg of the nationwide search for future chess stars winds up on September 25-26 at the SM City Davao Event Center in Davao City. With the huge player turnout in Davao, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation (Pilipinas Shell), the organizer of Shell Active Chess, is optimistic that this will be another banner field both in the juniors and kiddies divisions of the tournament.

The top three placers will advance to the grand finals of the two-day tournament. Play in the 14-and-under category will be a nine-round Swiss system while the 20-and-under division will be an eight-round affair.

A total of 48 players will be culled from the nationwide circuit and will fight for top honours in the two-division national finals slated October 23-24 at SM Megamall. The finals will be a 9-round Swiss system tournament for both categories with fabulous prizes at stake.

Shell Active Chess is the nation’s longest running grassroots-based chess tournament. Through the Shell Active Chess, Pilipinas Shell endeavours to empower the Filipino youth, in line with the company’s commitment to sustainable development.

Shell Active Chess is sanctioned by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines and backed by Shell V-Power, Shellane, Shell Helix, and McDonald's, in partnership with SM Supermalls, Cagayan Colleges Tuguegarao, Central Philippine University Iloilo, University of San Carlos Cebu and Cagayan de Oro City Tourism.

For more info, please visit www.shell.com.ph/shell_chess.