Sun.Star Cebu - - PRIME SPORTS - EDI­TOR: Mike T. Lim­pag @mike­limpag

Na­tional Mas­ter Ro­ge­lio En­riquez Jr. will try to de­fend his crown against 11 chal­lengers in the Cebu Ex­ec­u­tives and Pro­fes­sion­als Chess As­so­ci­a­tion (Cepca) Grand Fi­nals on Sun­day, Dec. 9, at the Royale Cebu Es­tate in Consolacion, Cebu. All the qual­i­fiers in the Cepca March Monthly Tour­na­ment will get a at snatch­ing the crown from the Univer­sity of San Jose-Reco­le­tos chess coach En­riquez, who qual­i­fied in the March Monthly Tour­na­ment. Those who are play­ing in the grand fi­nals are Ed­uardo Dela Torre (Jan­uary), Mario Bustillo (Fe­bru­ary), Joselito Lo­ques (April), Zil­ver­stein Tor­res (May), Kiedd Salazar (June), Arno­lito Cadiz ( July), Neal Amores (Au­gust), Richard Ouano (Septem­ber), Per­ci­val Fiel (Oc­to­ber), Edil­berto Ve­larde Jr. (Novem­ber) and Joe Atillo (De­cem­ber). The cham­pion will win P5,000 in cash prizes, while the sec­ond to fifth plac­ers will get P3,000, P2,000, P1,000 and P500 in cash prizes, re­spec­tively. Cepca will also hold a sep­a­rate tour­na­ment for those who didn’t qual­ify, kid­dies, ladies and Class B play­ers. /

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