MANILA---Dasmarinas City, Cavite's Christian Gian Karlo Arca made a whirlwind record in chess competition of the Eastern Asia Youth Chess Championship 2022 - U14 class that ended Saturday, November 12 at the Asia Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.
In a performance that hardly be matched, the 13-years-old Arca,a Grade 8 student of Dasmariñas Integrated High School, playing under the guidance of Rep.
Pidi Barzaga, Mayor Jenny Barzaga, National Coach Fide Master Roel Abelgas and Class Adviser Mrs. Melinda Calumaya finished 7.5 points in nine outings of the Standard time control format to went home Gold Individual Award in the Under-14 category plus an outright Fide Master (FM) title.
The Panabo City, Davao del Norte native Arca managed to become the highest pointer in order to lead the Philippine team of Under 14 class to a Gold Team Awards both Rapid and Standard Events.
Arca, a certified National Master (NM) and online Arena Grandmaster (AGM) also took Bronze Individual Rapid Award.
Arca alongside Ivan Travis Cu and John Cyrus Borce also won Silver Team Blitz award.
Arca also received 2 trophies for his efforts being U14 Player with most received awards.
The Thailand chess campaign of Arca would be possible because of the support of the National Chess Federation of the Philippines, Philippine Sports Commission, Davao del Norte Gov. Edwin Jubahib, Rep. Alan Dujali, Mayor Jenny Barzaga and Rep. Pidi Barzaga