Monday, March 23, 2009

2nd Subic International Open Chess






2nd Subic International Open Chess Tournament

May 24 – June 1, 2009

Olongapo City, Philippines


Participation in the 2nd Subic International Open Chess Tournament is open to all players with rating of 2100 and above (based on April 2009 FIDE Ratings).


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

2400 to 2449 US$50

2300 to 2399 US$75

2200 to 2299 US$100

2100 to 2199 US$125


Games will be played at Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City.


1. The 2nd Subic International Open 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.


Sunday May 24 Arrival

Monday May 25 Players Meeting 11:00 at official hotel

Opening and Rd 1 15:00-19:00

Tuesday May 26 Rd 2 09:00-13:00

Rd 3 15:00-19:00

Wednesday May 27 Rd 4 15:00-19:00

Thursday May 28 Rd 5 09:00-13:00

Rd 6 15:00-19:00

Friday May 29 Rd. 7 15:00-19:00

Saturday May 30 Rd. 8 15:00-19:00

Sunday May 31 Rd. 9 13:00-17:00

Closing 18:00

Monday June 1 Departure


Thirty Thousand 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 place 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.


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. The official hotel shall be announced later.


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


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 or to the NCFP Secretary General Abraham Tolentino

We look forward to welcoming you to Manila!

Prospero Pichay

Chairman / President

National Chess Federation of the Philippines



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