VI Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez – José De Diego

Friday, April 17 to Sunday, April 19

Organizer/TD: Punta Borinquén Chess Club

Omar Añeses, Esq. 787-590-5425 Email:

The tournament will take place from Friday, April 17 to Sunday, April 19 at Centro de Capacitación Deportiva y Recreativa (CECADER), Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

Aguadilla is known as the “Garden of the Atlantic”. The name comes from the colorful sponges and marine life prevalent in this area. It is also internationally known for its world-class surfing beaches.

As you approach the town from the east on Rt 2, you pass the exit for the airport. If you take this exit (Rt 110), you come to the Rafael Hernández Airport at the converted Ramey Air Force Base. Now a major civilian airport, it features the longest runways in the Caribbean and services an expanding amount of commercial, private, charter and cargo traffic.

The 18-hole Punta Borinquen Golf Course, which was designed for President Eisenhower, is open to the public and features holes that run right along the cliff on the water’s edge. Spectacular sunsets may be seen from El Miradero, a lookout point on Rt 2, and El Parterre, a legendary park on Muñoz Rivera St.

Time Control is 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment per move and the playing schedule is Friday 8:00pm, Saturday 10:00am and 3:00pm, Sunday 10:00am and 3:00pm.

Sections and Prizes

All sections rated the Puerto Rico Chess Federation (FAPR)

Open section also rated FIDE

All players ranked by highest current FIDE/FAPR/CFC/USCF

Guaranteed Prize Fund $5,000.00

Open section: Open (FIDE): $1,000; $500; $300; $150; $150 y $150

(U1800): $800; $400; $200; $150; $150 y $150

(U1400): $400; $200; $75; $75; $75 y $75

(U1000)/Unrated: Trophies (1-3)

Registration and Payment

Please register by email at earliest convenience! – payment can follow (required before pairings)

Mail: Check to “PBCC” at PO BOX 841 AGUADILLA, PUERTO RICO 00605

(Please include email address for payment receipt confirmation)

Entry Fees: Free for GM, IM, FM and WGM, WIM, WFM (entry fee will be deducted from prize)

Membership for the Puerto Chess Federation (FAPR) required

Open and (U1800): $50 before April 2, 2009; $60 after

(U1400) $25 before April 2, 2009; $30 after

(U1000) $5 before April 2, 2009; $10 after

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