3rd Prospero Pichay Jr. Cup
International Chess Championship
November 30 - December 8, 2007
Bay View Hotel, Roxas Blvd., Manila, Philippines

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PARTICIPATION:

Participation in the 3rd Prospero Pichay, Jr. Cup International Chess Championship is open to all.

REGISTRATION FEE:

Registration is free for GMs and players with FIDE ratings of 2450 and above. For other players, as follows with October 2007 FIDE Ratings of:

2400 to 2449 US$50 or P2,500
2300 to 2399 US$75 or P3,750
2100 to 2299 US$100 or P5,000

Deadline for Registration is October 31, 2007. Entries after the deadline shall pay double the registration fee.

TOURNAMENT VENUE:

Games will be played at Bay View Hotel, Roxas Boulevard, Manila, Philippines.

TOURNAMENT SYSTEM

1. The 3rd Prospero Pichay, Jr. Cup International Chess Tournament will be played in 9 rounds using the Swiss System.
2. The time control shall be 90 minutes for the whole game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.
3. The FIDE Laws of Chess shall apply. All mobile phones should be closed. The tournament will be FIDE rated.
4. The Swiss Manager program shall be used for pairings.


TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:

Friday Nov. 30 Arrival
Saturday Dec. 1 Players Meeting 10:30
Rd 1 15:00-19:00
Sunday Dec. 2 Rd 2 09:00-13:00
Rd 3 15:00-19:00
Monday Dec. 3 Free Day
Tuesday Dec. 4 Rd 4 09:00-13:00
Rd 5 15:00-19:00
Wednesday Dec. 5 Rd. 6 15:00-19:00
Thursday Dec. 6 Rd. 7 09:00-13:00
Rd. 8 15:00-19:00
Friday Dec. 7 Rd. 9 13:00-17:00
Closing 18:00
Saturday Dec. 8 Departure


PRIZES:

Thirty Thousand U.S. Dollars (US$30,000) in cash prizes shall be awarded:

1st place US$ 5,000
2nd place US$ 4,000
3rd place US$ 3,000
4th place US$ 2,000
5th place US$ 1,500
6th-13th places US$ 1,000
14th place US$ 900
15th place US$ 800
16th place US$ 700
17th place US$ 600
18th-24th places US$ 500

Cash prizes shall be shared equally among tied players. Ties for Cups and trophies shall be broken by average rating of the 8 strongest opponents, then if still tied, 7 strongest, etc.



HOTEL ACCOMMODATION:

1. GMs shall be provided accommodation on a twin sharing basis, from one day prior to the opening to one day after the closing ceremony of the tournament.

INVITATIONS FOR VISAS:

For those who need visas, the Organizing Committee shall issue invitations for them to apply at the Philippine consulate in their countries.

REGISTRATION FORM:

All participating players are kindly requested to fill in the attached registration form, which should include passport copy, passport particulars of participants, and return the same to the Organizing Committee not later than October 31, 2007 to the NCFP Secretary General Abraham Tolentino ant_ncfpsecgen@yahoo.com.ph and ncfpsecretariat@yahoo.com.

We look forward to welcoming you to Manila!




Prospero Pichay
President
National Chess Federation of the Philippines