AFTER winning the 1st Saint Anthony Development Chess Cup, PH chess wizard Alexandra Sydney Paez, a grade 9 student of Colegio de San Juan de Letran Calamba is vying for the 2019 National Age- Group Chess Championships- Luzon Leg will be held in Pacific Mall, Legazpi City on March 8 to 10, 2019.
Backed up by Colegio de San Juan de Letran Calamba, Cabuyao City, Laguna mayor Rommel A. Gecolea and Jolly Smile Dental Clinic, the Cabuyao City, Laguna native Paez will be pitted against some of the best woodpushers in the country.
The Top three (3) in each category-boys and girls (U8,U10,U12, U14, U16, U18,U20) will advance to the Grand Finals. Top three (3) in each category in the Grand finals will earn tickets for the 20th Asean Chess Age-Group Chess Championships to be held Malanday, Myanmar on June 9 to 19, 2019.
"I will do my very best in the upcoming 2019 National Age- Group Chess Championships- Luzon Leg," said Alexandra Sydney, who teaming up with Trishia Ann Paez, a grade 8 student of Canossa School of Santa Rosa, Laguna won the 1st Saint Anthony Development Chess Cup event Secondary Girls division which saw 18 teams participated held last Saturday, February 23, 2019.
Alexandra Sydney is a many -time champion in Golden Mind Chess Tournament in Lipa City, Batangas and she tied for 2nd place in the 2018 National Age-Group Chess Championships -Under 14 - Girls (Visayas Leg) in Kalibo, Aklan last January 27, 2018.-Marlon Bernardino-