Youth Online chess, Masters tilt up

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    THE Endgame Sports Multi-Events, Inc. and National Chess Federation of the Philippines are teaming up to stage the 2020 National Youth Online Chess Championships and Masters Challenge on Sept. 29 to Oct. 10.

    A cash pot of P77,000 will be up for grabs in the tournament divided into several age-group categories—boys open and girls divisions for 7-Under, 9-under, 11-under, 13-under, 15-under and 17-under—plus the masters event for older players, including titled players.

    “It is the goal of Endgame Sports to encourage the youth to keep on focusing their training and attain new heights,” said Endgame Sports founding president Cris Aspiras.

    “Youth program is the main thrust of the National chess program, they have my support,” said NCFP president Cong. Butch Pichay.

    For inquiries, interested parties may contact Michelle Yaon at 0966-8108378 or may log in at www.endgamesportsmgmt.com.

    The tournament will start with qualifying tournaments in the 7-U, 9-U and 11-U divisions at 9 a.m. on Sept. 29 followed by the 13-U, 15-U and 17-U divisions the next day and the Masters Challenge on Oct. 1.

    The grand finals is set on Oct. 3-4 for 7-U, 9-U, 11-U, Oct. 6-7 for 13-U, 15-U and 17-U and Oct. 9-10 for the masters with a time time control of 15 minutes plus a five-second increment.

    Registration is free to all seeing action in the 7-U, 9-U, 11-U and 13-U levels while those playing in the 15-U, 17-U and masters class must pay P100 to join, with all required to have lichess, viber and Zoom accounts.