THE Philippines is set to compete in the 3rd Boyi Cup China Youth International Open chess tournament at the Novotel, Harbin, China from January 19 to 24, 2019.
Backed up by Dasmariñas City mayor Elpidio "Pidi" Barzaga Jr., members of the team are set to leave for Harbin are newly-installed International Master Daniel Quizon, newly-installed Woman International Master Kylene Joy Mordido, Jerlyn Me San Diego and Michael Concio Jr.
Meantime, University of Perpetual Help System Dalta Las Piñas campus will send their top bet Jerome Angelo Aragones.
“We’re looking at a top finish or hopefully better,” said National Coach International Master Roel Abelgas.
it shall be recalled that Quizon, son of a motorcycle mechanic, scored 7.5 out of 9 rounds to finish second to grandmaster Bai Jinshi of China, who had 8.5 points in the China Youth Chess International Tournament i the last year's edition.-Marlon Bernardino-
photo: National Coach International Master Roel Abelgas