Saturday, February 18, 2006

2006 La Union Open

GM Rogelio Antonio Jr heads into the 2006 edition of this annual event as the top seed. The first phase of the tournament is a normal swiss, after which the top 16 then go into the main draw. I'm guessing that the 16 players then play in what I think they call the "Campomanes System". Hopefully one of our Pinoy readers can confirm.

Prizes for the event are 1st P80,000 (A$2,105), 2nd P50,000 (A$1,315), 3rd P30,000 (A$790) and P20,000 (A$525) to the fourth placer.

I wish some of these big Philippine events have a website, no matter how basic. Even the national chess federation doesn't have a site!

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