Batul, Ruiz top COA chess tourney

Batul, Ruiz top COA chess tourney

Batul, Ruiz top COA chess tourney

Batul, Ruiz top COA chess tourney

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by Marlon Bernardino

Final Standings:

(Men's division)

8 points---Ebennezer Batul
6.5 points---Ronald Agcaoili, Chester Mendoza
6 points---Joel Osorio
3 points---Miguel Diaz

(Women's division)

10 points---Dapne Ruiz
7 points---Glaiza Orteza
6 points---Jenalyn Nabua
5 points---Shelrilyn Hernandez
2 points---Irene Palubos

Ebennezer "Venz" Batul of Mariveles, Bataan showed his class by besting his competition in the 10th Inter-Regional Sportsfest for Luzon Commission on Audit (COA) Chess Tournament held at Ilagan Hotel in Ilagan City, Isabela from March 2-6, 2020 with five (5) competing regions from 1, 2, 3, 4A and 4B.

Batul, an State Auditor II of COA 3 emerged victorious in the men's division with 8 points, followed by second place Ronald Agcaoili and 3rd place Chester Mendoza who both tallied 6.5 points apiece. Joel Osorio came fourth with 6 points and Miguel Diaz at fifth place with 3 points.

In the women's play, Dapne Ruiz, an State Auditor II of COA Region 3 complete the double celebration by dominating her division with perfect 10 points.

Other competing players were 2nd place Glaiza Orteza (7 points), 3rd place Jenalyn Nabua ( 6 points),4th place Shelrilyn Hernandez (5 points) and 5th place Irene Palubos (2 points).

Both Batul and Ruiz from Region 3 will represent Luzon group in National COA games on May 2-8, 2020.

Batul and Ruiz would like to thank Regional Director Ms. Lynn S.F. Sicangco and Asst. RD Ms. Chona Laxamana for their undying support in chess as well chess team managers Ms. Madonna Atencion and Mam Adora Ramos, chess team coordinators Mam Emma Talens and Mam Evelyn Manangkil and chess coach Joemar Morales. -Marlon Bernardino-