The National Inter-Commercial Chess Championships opens today, December 5, 2015 with the staging of the Blitz Team event at the 3rd Floor Food Court of the Alphaland Southgate Mall along EDSA Magallanes Northbound in Makati City.
Registration starts at 9:30 am and ends at 11:30 am. Game proper for the Blitz starts at 1:00 pm. Time control is 3 minutes plus 2 seconds increment play to finish. Registration fee for the Team Blitz is P1,000 while for the Team Rapid: P3,000. The Rapid event will start at 9:00 am on December 6, 2015. Time control for the Rapid is 25 minutes per player play to finish.
Salient features of the Rules: 7 Rounds Swiss System using the Swiss Manager for Pairings; Four members per team; Averaged rating must not exceed 2050 Elo; School Teams must bring school IDs; Only one titled player allowed per team except two for all women’s team. List of Prizes to be posted at the venue, 6 teams to qualify for a category prize.
The event is being organized by the Artillery Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. (AFPI) and the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP), supported by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) in cooperation with the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC).