Cepca grand fi­nals un­folds to­day


THE much-awaited grand fi­nals of the Cebu Ex­ec­u­tives and Pro­fes­sion­als Chess As­so­ci­a­tion (Cepca) will be on to­day at the res­i­dence of its pres­i­dent, En­gi­neer Jerry Maratas, at the Royale Cebu Estate in Con­so­la­cion town, north Cebu.

The clash of Cepca’s best wood push­ers who qual­i­fied via the monthly fi­nals over the year will have P5,000 for the cham­pion while the run­ner-up will get P3,000, P2,000 for the third placer and P1,000 for the fourth placer. The fifth placer will re­ceive P500.

The monthly fi­nal­ists are Ed­uardo Dela Torre (Jan­uary), Mario Bustillo (Fe­bru­ary), Ro­ge­lio En­riquez Jr. (March), Joselito Lo­ques (April), Zil­ver­stein Tor­res (May), Kidd Salazar (June), Arno­lito Cadiz (July), Neal Amores (Au­gust), Richard Ouano (Septem­ber), Per­ci­val Fiel (Oc­to­ber), Edil­berto Ve­larde Jr. (Novem­ber) and Jose Atillo (De­cem­ber).

The non-qual­i­fiers will also have their own cat­e­gory— Cepca Play­ers B cat­e­gory, with the cham­pion to get P3,000, sec­ond placer P2,000, third placer P1,000, fourth placer P700 and fifth placer P500. Same cash prizes will also go to the top 5 fin­ish­ers in the kid­dies and the lady play­ers.

The cash prize for the non-qual­i­fiers, who be­longed to Cepca play­ers A cat­e­gory, will de­pend on the num­ber of par­tic­i­pants who reg­is­ters.

The tour­na­ment which will also be held in si­mul­ta­ne­ous with Cepca’s an­nual Christ­mas party has a reg­is­tra­tion fee of P500 for reg­u­lar members and P250 for ladies and kid­dies par­tic­i­pants. Aside from the tour­na­ment, there will be games with ex­cit­ing prizes at stake.

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