Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Chess Tournament in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

AguadillaMr. George Perez from Punta Borinquén Chess Club emailed information about the VI Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez - José De Diego, that is scheduled to commence on 17th April. The text is basically the same as announcement posted on Chessdom, and it might be best to read it there.

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Torneos de Ajedrez Puerto Rico Informa said...

Organizer/TD: Punta Borinquén Chess Club
– Omar Añeses, Esq. 787-590-5425 Email:

When: Friday, April 17 to Sunday, April 19

5 rounds: Friday @ 8:00 pm, Saturday @ 10:00 am & 3pm, Sunday @ 10:00am & 3:00pm

Time Control: 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment per move

Where: Centro de Capacitación Deportiva y Recreativa (CECADER),
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (free parking)

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.

Sections & 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) & non metallic

Registration & Payment: Please register by email at earliest convenience! -payment can follow (required before pairings)

Mail: Check to “PBCC” @ PO BOX 841 AGUADILLA, PUERTO RICO 00605
(Please include email address for payment receipt confirmation)

Entry Fees: Free for GM, IM, FM & WGM, WIM, WFM (entry fee will be deducted from prize)
Membership for the Puerto Chess Federation (FAPR) required
Open & (U1800): $50 before April 2, 2009; $60 after
(U1400) $25 before April 2, 2009; $30 after
(U1000) $5 before April 2, 2009; $10 after

Hotels: Discounted room rates (see below)
Free Lodging - limited, so reserve early! At sport facilities (CECADER )

Area Hotels:

Courtyard by Marriott Aguadilla ($174.00) average price
West Parade/Belt Road, Ramey Base
Aguadilla, 00603 Puerto Rico
Phone: 1 (787) 658-8000 Fax: 1(787) 658-8020

El Pedregal Hotel ($105.00) average price
Cuesta Nueva Aguadilla PR 111 Km 0.1
Aguadilla, 00603 Puerto Rico
Phone: 1( 787) 882-2865 / 2875

El Faro in Aguadilla ($84.00) average price
Road 107 Kilometer 21, Ramey Base
Aguadilla, PR Puerto Rico
Phone : 1 (787) 882-8000 Fax: 1 (787) 891-3110

Aguadilla Airport:

Rafael Hernández - The longest runways in the Caribbean
North of Rt 2 on Rt 110 between Aguadilla & Isabela
Aguadilla, PR
Phone: 1(787) 890-6075 / (787)-891-2286 Fax: 1 (787) 890-5277

Airline Reservations:

Continental Airlines Phone: 1 (877) 499-5039 Fax: (787) 890-2993
JetBlue Airways Pnone: 1 (800) 538-2583 / (787) 890-1680 / (787) 253-3300