Friday, March 25, 2011
DAVAO CHESS LEAGUE SET TO TAKE-OFF ON MAY 7, 2011 WITH EXHIBITION MATCH BETWEEN BUHANGIN CHESS CLUB AND METRO TORIL CHESS ASSOCIATION
The Davao Chess League will be launched on May 7, 2011 at the Toril Chess Plaza with a ten boards exhibition match between perennial rival Buhangin Chess Club and Metro Toril Chess Association. The Buhangin team will be lead by newly crowned Blue Jazz Executive champ Vincent Umayan and the Aton brothers of Dela Salle fame while the MTCA side will be spearheaded by FM's AJ Literatus and JR Batucan. The team managers/owners meeting will follow after the match. Formal hostilities for the inaugural DCL tourney will begin on May 14, 2011.
So far, 8 teams have already confirmed participation of the initial tourney dubbed as the Commissioners Cup. They are:
1. Cong. Ungab Youngstars ( FM's Literatus and Batucan )
2. MTCA Dragons ( Henry Fajardo/ Zaldy Tabanao )
3. Guevarra Law Gambiteers ( Atty. Jong Guevarra/Nofre Reyes)
4. Ateneo Blue Knights Alumni ( Chris Yap/Engr. Recososa)
5. Chess Excellence Kidz
6. Buhangin Chess Club
7. Davao Doctors Team ( c/o Engr. Reyes )
8. Caissa's Father Bloggers
Invitations are also to be sent to Risins Philippines of Engr. Allan Diez and NM Alex Lupian, Osmeña Park Chess Club/Multi-Car of Maning Eva, Panabo Chess Club c/o Henry Lopez/NM Magno, Digos City Chess CLub c/o Lito Laput, University of Mindanao, Holy Cross College of Davao, and Jose Maria College (JMC).
THe Davao Chess League is composed of the following directors: Glen Paclar, Chris Yap, City Pros. Allan Cabitin of Chess Excellence, and James Infiesto as ex-officio member being the NCFP Regional Director. Acting League Commissioner will be Atty. Jong Guevarra Jr.. The technical committee will be composed of Alfred Moulic, Nofre Reyes and Engr. Werner Priete. League advisers includes Atty. Melzar Galicia, Engr. Jun Atmosfera, Engr. Allan Diez and Architect Gene Nagayo.
For the initial tourney dubbed as the Commissioner's Cup, the prizes are as follows:
P 15,000.00 + trophy- Champion
10,000.00 - 2nd placer
6,000.00 - 3rd placer
Prizes shall also be given to top individual board performance.
The prize money could still go up depending on the numbers of participating teams. The team shall be composed of 4 regular players and 1 alternate. Titled players (NM/FM) are allowed to play provided that the average NCFP rating of the team would not reach beyond 2050. For purposes of rating computation, players who are unrated or whose rating is below 1800 shall be given a provisional rating of 1800. The tournament format would either be a round-robin or swiss system depending on the number of participating teams. Every team is required to bring 1 chess clock and 2 chess boards during the tourney proper. Registraton fee is P 3,000.00 per team. Those teams that are interested to play may inquire at Guevarra Law Office tel.no. 291-4087.
All players are also required to follows the dress code. Players who wears shorts and slippers will not be allowed to play.
GENS UNA SUMUS!