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January 14, 2014




The National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) is organizing the 2014 National Youth Chess Championships (Boys & Girls).

Unlike the National Age Group Chess Championships in which the age categories are even numbers, this tourney utilizes the odd number format. 15 years under (born not earlier than January 1, 1999), 13 years under (2001), 11 years under (2003), 9 years under (2005) and 7 years under (2007).

This format will enable the Federation to determine potential players for International Tournaments using these categories, such as the World Youth Chess Championships.

The tournament is open to all youth players (15 years old and below), who are members in good standing of the NCFP. The competition shall be played in two divisions for both the boys and girls, 15 years old below  and 11 years old and below.

A series of qualifying legs will be held to determine the qualifiers to the Grand Finals which will be held on June 14 – 18, 2014. In each leg the top (2) two boys and girls from five categories (15, 13,11,9,7)  shall qualify to the Finals.

Aside from the tournament prizes, category prizes shall also be awarded.

The 1st leg shall be held on January 24 – 26, 2014 at the PSC Athletes' Dining Hall at the PSC Administration Building, Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, P. Ocampo St, Manila.

Registration is on-going and the last day is on Jan. 23, 2014.

For further information please contact NM Edmundo Gatus at cp # 09398655151.