Final Standings (Seven Round Swiss System)
6.0 points---Marc Simborio
5.5 points---Mohamad Sacar, Jake Espinosa, Alvin Roma
4.5 points---NM Julius Sinangote, NM Romeo Alcodia, Enriquez Gonzales, Richard Catindoy, Pacheco Gyngayo Jr.
JRS chess club top player Marc Simborio earned another impressive performance after he topped the Barangay San Roque Chess Open last August 12, 2017 at the Barangay hall of San Roque in Quezon City.
The former five-time Zamboanga del Sur Champion Simborio, now with Rodriguez, Rizal resident, tallied 6.0 points, unbeaten in the seven-round Swiss System 15-minutes rapid event format according to tournament director Nick De Guzman.
With his latest feat, Simborio pocketed the top prize of P4,000 plus elegant trophy. Among his victims that includes Larry Cinco, Jupiter Samuray and NM Julius Sinangote of Quezon City, Mohamad Sacar of Davao and NM Romeo Alcodia of Baras, Rizal, respectively. He drew with Michael Mallari of Quezon City in Round One and Alvin Roma of Rodirguez, Rizal in Round Five. Sacar, Jake Espinosa of Quezon City and Roma settled for second to fourth placers with 5.5 points each. They received P2,000 each. Meanwhile, three year-old Magnus Carlsen Sidaya Roma is the youngest participants in the said chessfest and went home P500.
It shall be recalled that Simborio also won the Cayetano "Jun" R. Santos Jr. Open Chess Championships last February in the 20-minutes rapid event format at the Ampid 1, San Mateo, Rizal.