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Tournament Rules and Guidelines

Who May Join

  • The tournament is open to all non-titled chess players ages 7-20 years old.
  • Previous Kiddies Division and Juniors Grand Finals Champions are allowed to join in their respective category if they are still within the age limit.
  • Participants may only register in the region where their school is based.

i. Schools within Luzon Region may join in the NCR, North Luzon – Tuguegarao, and South Luzon - Batangas Legs only.

ii. Schools within Mindanao and Visayas Regions may join the Cebu City, Cagayan de Oro and Davao City

There will be two categories:

JUNIORS: 20 years old and below (born not earlier than 1994) 

KIDDIES: 7-14 years old (born not earlier than 2000)

How To Register

  • Participants must register using the official registration form with an attached 1x1 ID picture together with the certified true copy of their birth certificate.
  • Download the registration form.
  • Each leg shall accept only the first 300 qualified participants on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis, in accordance to the given deadline and allocation per division.

    For each category:

    Kiddies Division: 150 participants (mixed Boys and Girls)

    Juniors Division: 150 participants (mixed Boys and Girls)

  • However, if the maximum number of players is reached even before the given deadline, registration forms shall no longer be accepted.
  • Submit completed registration form and the corresponding fee of Php100.00 (one hundred pesos) to the official Shell Chess leg coordinators only in your area.

Where To Register

  • National Capital Region Leg 

    June 7-8, 2014 

    Event Center, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City

    Alex Dinoy - 0922 8288510

  • Southern Luzon Leg 

    June 21-22, 2014

    Event Center, SM City Batangas, Batangas City

    Joselito Castro - 0906 475 6327

    Alex Dinoy - 0922828 8510

  • Visayas Leg

    July 12-13, 2014

    Event Center, SM City Consolacion, Cebu City     

    Odilon Badilles – 0933 6190210

    Alex Dinoy - 0922 8288510

  • Northern Mindanao Leg

    August 2-3, 2014

    Event Center, SM City CDO, Cagayan de Oro City

    Allan Cantonjos – 0927 2034725

    Alex Dinoy - 0922 8288510

  • Southern Mindanao Leg

    August 30-31, 2014

    Event Center, SM City Davao, Davao City

    Alex Dinoy - 0922 8288510

    Ronnie Tabudlong - 0943 2490821

  • Northern Luzon Leg

    September 13-14, 2014

    University of Saint Louis – Tugegarao

    Robert Bitamor – 0926 2555499

    Alex Dinoy - 0922 8288510

  • Grand Finals

    October 11-12, 2014

    Event Center, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City

    Kay Eser - 09178838039

    Alex Dinoy - 0922 8288510

Qualifying Legs

  • There are six qualifying legs with the corresponding representation in the Grand Finals:
Finalists
Qualifying Leg Kiddies (Finalist) Juniors (Finalist)
National Capital Region  Leg Champion, 2nd placer and Top Female Player
Leg Champion, 2nd placer and Top Female Player
Southern Luzon Leg Champion, 2nd placer and Top Female Player
Leg Champion, 2nd placer and Top Female Player
Visayas Leg Champion, 2nd placer and Top Female Player
Leg Champion, 2nd placer and Top Female Player
Northern Mindanao (CDO)
Leg Champion, 2nd placer and Top Female Player
Leg Champion, 2nd placer and Top Female Player
Southern Mindanao (Davao)
Leg Champion, 2nd placer and Top Female Player
Leg Champion, 2nd placer and Top Female Player
Northern Luzon Leg Champion, 2nd placer and Top Female Player Leg Champion, 2nd placer and Top Female Player
Grand Finals (Total) 18 FINALISTS (mixed boys and girls)
18 FINALISTS (mixed boys and girls)

Tournament Format

  • Each leg and the Grand Finals shall be played with a minimum of nine (9) rounds Swiss System, for both Kiddies and Juniors Categories.
  • Time control shall be 20 minutes with 5 seconds increment (Bronstein system).
  • The FIDE Laws of Chess especially the Rapid Rules shall be applied. (Ground rules shall be posted onsite).
  • Each participant will receive a shirt and a certificate for participating in Shell Chess. There will be a free lunch for the participants on the second day of the tournament.

Prizes and Awards

Prizes and Awards
Leg Winners Juniors Kiddies
Champion Php 7,000 plus trophy Php 5,000 plus trophy
2nd place Php 6,000 plus trophy Php 4,000 plus trophy
3rd place Php 5,000 plus trophy Php 3,000 plus trophy
Rank Placers Php 3,000 plus medal Php 2,000 plus medal
Top Female Player Award Php 5,000 plus trophy Php 3,000 plus trophy

Grand Finals

Grand Finals Prizes and Awards
Grand Finals Juniors Kiddies
Champion Php 30,000 plus trophy Php 20,000 plus trophy
2nd place Php 20,000 plus trophy Php 15,000 plus trophy
3rd place Php 15,000 plus trophy Php 10,000 plus trophy
Rank Placer Php 5,000 plus medal Php 3,000 plus medal
Top Female Player Award Php 10,000 plus trophy Php 8,000 plus trophy

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