The Wesley So Cup leading division teams from San Juan (Northern) and Cordova (Southern) are playing to get the best scorecards as the Philippines’ professional reinforced tournament wraps up its elimination round.
The Wesley So Cup, named in honor of the Filipino American United States Chess Champion and hosted by the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP), is going into the last online matches of the eliminations this week.
The San Juan Predators and the Cordova Dutchess Dagami Warriors will firm up the leadership of their respective divisions as the PCAP Reinforced Conference matches go live on July 14 to determine the final eight teams to move forward to the quarterfinals.
San Juan leads the Northern Division with a 30-3 win-loss card and a total of 487.5 points while Cordova leads the Southern Division with a 28-5 win-loss card and 451.5 points, slightly ahead of Camarines with its 27-6 win-loss card and a 444.5 scorecard.
Northern Division leader San Juan aims to raise its scorecard to a league-best of 31-3 as it faces the Cagayan Kings.
Southern Division leader Cordova battles the Zamboanga Sultans.
Twenty-four Filipino teams started playing in the second PCAP conference which kicked off last May 15 with reinforcements or one foreign import per team to win the tournament cash prizes donated by super grandmaster Wesley So:
- PHP 150k for Champion
- PHP 75k for runner up
- PHP 40k for 2nd Runner-up
- PHP 20k for 3rd Runner-up
- PHP 10K each for Best Player of the Conference, Best Import, and Finals MVP
The PCAP Reinforced Conference goes live Wednesdays and Saturdays until July 31 on the PCAP streaming page.
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