Tournament rules and guidelines

Who May Join

  • This is open to all non-titled chess players ages 7-20 years old.
  • Previous Grand Finals Champions are allowed to join in their respective division if they are still within the age limit.
  • Participants may only register in the region where their school is located.
    • Schools within Luzon Region may join in NCR and South Luzon Legs only.
    • Schools within Mindanao and Visayas Regions may join the legs in Cebu, Cagayan de Oro and Davao City.

There will be three divisions (mixed boys and girls):

  • Kiddies – 7 to 12 years old, born in 2004 – 2009
  • Juniors – 13 to 16 years old, born in 2000 – 2003
  • Seniors – 17 to 20 years old, born in 1996 – 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 forms at the Shell website: http://www.shell.com.ph/shell_chess  
  • However, if the maximum number of players is reached even before the given deadline, registration forms will 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.
Qualifying Leg
Number of participants
NCR
400
Southern Luzon (Batangas)
400
Visayas (Cebu City)
300
Southern Mindanao (Davao City)
300
Northern Mindanao (CDO City)
300

Leg Details

National Capital Region Leg

June 11-12, 2016

Event Center, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City

Alex Dinoy – 0918 3705750 / 0922-8288510

Visayas Leg

July 23-24, 2016

Event Center, SM City Cebu, Cebu City     

Odilon Badilles – 0933 6190210

Alex Dinoy – 0918 3705750

Northern Mindanao Leg

August 20-21, 2016

Event Center, SM City CDO, Cagayan de Oro City

Jun Cuizon – 0905-1166326

Alex Dinoy – 0918 3705750

Southern Mindanao Leg

August 13-14, 2016

Event Center, SM Ecoland Davao, Davao City

Alex Dinoy – 0918 3705750

Ronnie Tabudlong – 0943 2490821

Southern Luzon Leg

July 2-3, 2016

Event Center, SM City Batangas, Batangas City

Ronald Berdera – 0946 6538080

Alex Dinoy – 0918 3705750

Grand Finals

October 1-2, 2016

Event Center, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City

Rosalyn Bade – 0918-9299145

Alex Dinoy – 0918 3705750

Qualifying Legs

There are five qualifying legs with the corresponding representation in the Grand Finals:

Qualifying Leg
Kiddies
Juniors Seniors
NCR Leg Champion, 2nd placer, 3rd placer and Top Female Player
Leg Champion, 2nd placer, 3rd placer and Top Female Player
Leg Champion, 2nd placer, 3rd placer and Top Female Player
Southern Luzon
Leg Champion, 2nd placer and Top Female Player 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 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 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 Leg Champion, 2nd placer and Top Female Player
Grand Finals
16 FINALISTS (mixed boys and girls) 16 FINALISTS (mixed boys and girls) 16 FINALISTS (mixed boys and girls)

Tournament Format

  • For the three divisions in each leg and the Grand Finals will be played with a minimum of nine (9) rounds Swiss System.
  • Time control shall be 20 minutes with 5 time-delayed mode (Bronstein system).
  • The New FIDE Laws of Chess especially the Rapid Rules will 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

Leg Winners
Kiddies
Juniors
Seniors
Champion PhP 4,000 plus trophy
PhP 5,000 plus trophy PhP 6,000 plus trophy
2nd place
PhP 3,000 plus trophy PhP 4,000 plus trophy PhP 5,000 plus trophy
3rd place PhP 2,000 plus trophy PhP 3,000 plus trophy PhP 4,000 plus trophy
Rank Placers PhP 1,000 plus medal
PhP 1,000 plus medal PhP 1,000 plus medal
Rank Placers PhP 1,000 plus medal PhP 1,000 plus medal PhP 1,000 plus medal
Top Female Player Award PhP 2,000 plus trophy PhP 3,000 plus trophy PhP 4,000 plus trophy

Grand Finals

Prizes and Awards

Grand Finals Kiddies
Juniors
Seniors
Champion PhP 10,000 plus trophy
PhP 20,000 plus trophy PhP 30,000 plus trophy
2nd place
PhP 6,000 plus trophy PhP 10,000 plus trophy
PhP 20,000 plus trophy
3rd place PhP 4,000 plus trophy PhP 5,000 plus trophy PhP 10,000 plus trophy
Rank Placers PhP 2,000 plus medal
PhP 2,000 plus medal PhP 2,000 plus medal
Rank Placers PhP 2,000 plus medal PhP 2,000 plus medal PhP 2,000 plus medal
Top Female Player Award PhP 4,000 plus trophy PhP 5,000 plus trophy PhP 10,000 plus trophy

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