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Woman International Master (WIM) Cristine Rose Mariano-Wågman spearheads Alphaland tournament entries
By Marlon Bernardino
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Umeå, Sweden based Woman International Master (WIM) Cristine Rose Mariano-Wågman will be the woman to beat in the third leg of the 2019 Alphaland (PECA) National Executives Grand Prix Chess Championships that gets underway on Saturday, March 16 at the Activity Hall, Second Floor Alphaland Makati Place in Malugay Street, Makati City.
Also seeing action this Saturday are Queensland, Australia based Ric Ambatali, over-all grand prix Open section leader Dandel Fernandez, over-all grand prix Challenger's section leader Martin "Binky" Gaticales, reigning Malaysia Para Games double gold medal winner and Philippines Sportswriter Association awardee Felix Mijares Aguilera, National Master Efren Bagamasbad, Steven James Dacanay, Donge Morales, Orlando Pascual and Dr. Alfred Paez.
According to Philippine Executive Chess Association (PECA) president Dr. Jenny Mayor, the one-day event will feature two division tournament, Open division (2000 and above rating) and Challenger's division (1999 and below rating).
The champion in the Open division will win P7,000 and a trophy, while the other prizes will be P5,000 and a medal for second place, P3,000 and a medal for third, P2,000 and a medal for fourth and P1,500 and a medal for fifth.
Special prizes for the Top 2200 and below, Top 2100 and Below and Top Senior worth P1,000 each plus medals.
The champion in the Challenger's division (1999 and below rating) will likewise to receive P6,000 and a trophy.
Second to Fifth placers will get P3,000, P2,000, P1,500 and P1,000 each plus medals.
Category winners in the Challenger's division (1999 and below rating) will get P1,000 each plus medals for the Top 1800 and below, Top Senior and Top Unrated.-Marlon Bernardino-
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