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Tournament Rules and Guidelines

Who May Join

  • The tournament is open to all Filipinos, non-titled chess players who are bona fide students certified by their respective schools and registrars.
  • 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 Visayas and Mindanao Regions may join Cebu and Davao Legs only.
  • Participants must be Filipino citizens.
  • There will be two categories:
    i. JUNIORS: 20 years old and below (born not earlier than 1993)
    ii. KIDDIES: 7-14 years old (born not earlier than 1999)

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
    Boys’ Division: 100 participants
    Girls’ Division: 50 participants

    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    
    May 29-30, 2013    
    Event Center, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
    Alex Dinoy - 0922 8288510 / (02) 400 3248
  • Southern Luzon Region    
    June  22-23, 2013    
    Event Center, SM Batangas City     
    Joselito Castro - (043)723 2568 / (043)723 4246 / 0906 4756327
    Alex Dinoy - 0922828 8510
  • Visayas Region     
    July 13-14, 2013    
    Event Center, SM Cebu, Cebu City     
    Odilon Badilles - 0906 8964698
    Alex Dinoy - 0922 8288510
  • Mindanao Region    
    August 3-4, 2013    
    Event Center, SM Davao, Davao City    
    Ronnie Tabudlong - 0929 2407371
    Alex Dinoy - 0922 8288510
  • Northern Luzon Region    
    August 17-18, 2013    
    Event Center, Brickstone Mall, Tuguegarao City    
    Mariano Cabugos - 0917 5703323
    Alex Dinoy - 0922 8288510
  • Grand Finals
    September 14-15, 2013    
    Event Center, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
    Kay Eser - 09178838039
    Alex Dinoy - 0922 8288510

Provincial Leg Championships

  • There are five (5) Qualifying Legs, with the corresponding representation in the Grand Finals:
Finalists
Qualifying Leg Kiddies (GIRLS) Juniors (GIRLS) Kiddies (BOYS) Juniors (BOYS)
National Capital Region Leg 2 Finalists 2 Finalists 2 Finalists 2 Finalists
Northern Luzon Leg 1 Finalist 1 Finalist 2 Finalists 2 Finalists
Southern Luzon Leg 1 Finalist 1 Finalist 2 Finalists 2 Finalists
Visayas Leg 1 Finalist 1 Finalist 2 Finalists 2 Finalists
Mindanao Leg 1 Finalist 1 Finalist 2 Finalists 2 Finalists
Grand Finals (Total) 6 Finalists 6 Finalists 10 Finalists 10 Finalists

Note:     

1 - Finalist – only the champion is the qualifier
2 - Finalists – the champion and the second placer are the qualifiers.

  • Each leg shall be played with a minimum of nine (9) rounds for Boys Division and seven (7) rounds for Girls Division, Swiss System, for both Kiddies and Juniors Categories.
  • Time control shall be 25 minutes with 2 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 Kiddies (GIRLS) Juniors (GIRLS) Kiddies (BOYS) Juniors (BOYS)
Champion Php4,000 plus trophy Php5,000 plus trophy Php4,000 plus trophy Php5,000 plus trophy
2nd place Php3,000 plus trophy Php4,000 plus trophy Php3,000 plus trophy Php4,000 plus trophy
3rd place Php2,000 plus trophy Php3,000 plus trophy Php2,000 plus trophy Php3,000 plus trophy
4th place Php2,000.00 Php2,000.00 Php2,000.00 Php2,000.00
5th place Php1000.00 Php1000.00 Php1000.00 Php1000.00

Grand Finals

The Grand Finals shall be played using the Single Round Robin System for Kiddies and Juniors Categories Boys’ Division, while Double Round Robin for Kiddies and Juniors Categories Girls’ Division.

Time control shall be 25 minutes per player with 2 seconds increment. (Bronstein system)

Grand Finals Prizes and Awards
Grand Finals Kiddies (GIRLS) Juniors (GIRLS) Kiddies (BOYS) Juniors (BOYS)
Champion Php15,000 plus trophy Php20,000 plus trophy Php20,000 plus trophy Php30,000 plus trophy
2nd place Php10,000 plus trophy Php15,000 plus trophy Php15,000 plus trophy Php20,000 plus trophy
3rd place Php8,000 plus trophy Php10,000  plus trophy Php10,000 plus trophy Php15,000 plus trophy

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