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 register only once.
  • 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.
    • Participants may only register once for the whole season.

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

  • Kiddies – 7 to 12 years old, born in 2005 – 2010
  • Juniors – 13 to 16 years old, born in 2001 – 2004
  • Seniors – 17 to 20 years old, born in 1997 – 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.
  • 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.
  • Note: If the maximum number of players is reached even before the given deadline, registration forms will no longer be accepted.

Download the registration forms

Qualifying Legs

Qualifying Leg
Allowed Number of participants
NCR
400
Southern Luzon (Batangas)
400
Visayas (Cebu City)
300
Southern Mindanao (Davao City)
300
Northern Mindanao (CDO City)
300

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

Qualifying Leg Kiddies Juniors Seniors

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

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 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

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

Grand Finals

16 FINALISTS (mixed boys and girls)

16 FINALISTS (mixed boys and girls)

16 FINALISTS (mixed boys and girls)

Leg Details

Southern Luzon Leg

June 17-18, 2017
Event Center, SM City Batangas, Batangas City
Marlon Cunanan – 0915-6964758
Alex Dinoy – 0918 3705750

National Capital Region Leg


July 8-9, 2017
Music Hall, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
Alex Dinoy – 0918 3705750 / 0922-8288510
 

Northern Mindanao Leg

August 12-13, 2017
Event Center, SM City CDO, Cagayan de Oro City
Jun Cuizon – 0905-1166326
Alex Dinoy – 0918 3705750

Southern Mindanao Leg

September 2-3, 2017
Event Center, SM Ecoland Davao, Davao City
Alex Dinoy – 0918 3705750
Ronnie Tabudlong – 0943 2490821

Visayas Leg

September 16-17, 2017
Event Center, SM City Cebu, Cebu City
Odilon Badilles – 0910-9654125
Alex Dinoy – 0918 3705750

Grand Finals

October 7-8, 2017
Music Hall, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
Rosalyn Bade – 0918-9299145
Alex Dinoy – 0918 3705750

Tournament Format

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

Qualifying Round

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 medal PhP 3,000 plus medal PhP 4,000 plus medal

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 medal PhP 5,000 plus medal PhP 10,000 plus medal

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