by Marlon Bernardino
Manila---Oshrie Jhames “OJ” Constantino Reyes, an incoming grade 4 pupil, ruled the 13th Brainy Chess Academy (BCA) Junior Under 18 Chess Arena nationwide online chess tournament via lichess.org on Monday, July 6, 2020.
The nine-years-old Dila-Dila, Santa Rita, Pampanga chess wizard OJ finished with 26 points in 8 games for a win rate of 88 percent and performance rating of 2228 to win the event jointly organized by Malaysian coach Suhaib Azmi, Indonesian coach Kirpan Bahawan and Filipino coach Glenn Hullana Garcia.
It shall be recalled that OJ also won the 15th BCA Age group rapid arena championships last June 13 and 9th BCA Juniors Open Blitz Arena Championships last June 24.
Meanwhile, 13-years-old John Dave G. Lavandero of Mabolo, Cebu City took the second spot with 22 points on 7 games and a win rate of 86 percent for a performance rating of 2352.
In third place is 9-years-old Keith Adriane Ilarr of El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental who had 16 points on 7 games and a win rate of 71 percent for a performance rating of 2056.
Also with 16 points but lower tie break points are fourth place Jace Fortin and Vladmir Lait.-Marlon Bernardino-