INTERNATIONAL MASTER Jan Emmanuel Garcia and Jeth Romy Morado posted contrasting results in the second round to share the lead with two points each in the National Chess Championship dubbed as Trip To Batumi Grand Finals being held at the Second Floor, Activity Hall, Alphaland Makati Place in Malugay Street, Makati City late Sunday.
NANATILI sa kontensiyon sina Filipino International Masters Haridas Pascua at Oliver Dimakiling at National Master Merben Roque sa pagpapatuloy ng 45th Selangor Open Chess Tournament 2018 na ginaganap sa Grand Ballroom, 5th floor, Cititel Mid Valley Hotel sa Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Dahil sa tagumpay nitong seventh round Sabado ay naghatid kay Pascua sa 5.5 points para makisalo sa second hanggang 5th spots kasama sina Dimakiling, Roque at Malaysian Chan Kim Yew.
Janelle Mae Frayna downed Germans Nguyen Ha Tranh and Tiffany KInzel in the final two rounds to finish in a five-way tie at 11th spot in the just concluded Women’s International Open in Erfurt, Germany.
Standings after round 8: (Standard competition)7.0 points---IM Chito Garma (Philippines)6.5 points---IM Petronio Roca (Philippines)6.0 points---GM Eugene Torre (Philippines)5.5 points---IM Angelo Young (Philippines)5.0 points---NM Cesar Caturla (Philippines), FM Oleg Rinas (Kazakshtan), AGM Angelito Camer (Australia), NM Roulzon Roullo (Philippines), NM Rosendo Bandal Jr. (Philippines), IM Aitkazy Baimurzkin (Kazakhstan)4.5 points---NM Stewart Manaog (Philippines), NM Carlo Lorena (Philippines), Kuanishbek Jumadullayev (Kazakhstan)
JERICO BANARES said he is set for his title defence when the Senator Emmanuel D. Pacquiao 40th Birthday 10-Ball Tournament gets underway on December 5 to 16, 2018 at the Verenza Mall in General Santos City.
“I'm ready to defend it, I've been focused on this competition," said Banares, former WPA World Junior Reno, Nevada bronze medallist.
The event, hosted by Senator Emmanuel D. Pacquiao coincide of his 40th birthday celebration, offers a top purse of P700,000 in the doubles competition while top prize P500,000 going home with the winner in the singles competition according to tournament organizer Elman "Aries" Sacayanan.
Expected to provide stiff competitions are former world champion Dennis Orcollo, Carlo Biado, Lee Vann Corteza, Johann Chua, Jeffrey Ignacio, Warren Kiamco, Antonio Oacan Gabica, Michael Feliciano, Raymund Faraon, Oliver Bingcoy Medenilla, Demosthenes “Plong-Plong” Pulpul , Val Pajuay, Jonas Magpantay, Elvis Calasang, John Rebong, Rodrigo Geronimo, Patrick Gonzales and Eric E. Bayhon.
Registration fee for the singles competition is P3,000, and for the doubles competition is P6,000.
For more details, call or text Tournament organizer Elman "Aries" Sacayanan at his mobile number: 0915-570-1228 for complete details.-Marlon Bernardino-
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.
ALL systems go for the Cayetano "Jun" R. Santos Jr. team chess tournament dubbed as JRS chess tatluhan 1950 and below team tournament that opens on September 3, 2017 (Sunday) at the JRS Chess Club, Ampid One, San Mateo, Rizal.
Cayetano "Jun" R. Santos Jr. much known Chess God Father in San Mateo, Rizal said teams competing are coming from San Mateo, Marikina, Montalban, Antipolo, Caloocan, Manila, Quezon City among others.
TINALO ni Woman Candidate Master Kylen Joy Mordido ng Dasmariñas City, Cavite kontra si Mary Joy Tan ng Misamis Oriental para ihatid ang Region IV-A-Southern Tagalog Calabarzon Athletic Association (STCAA) sa titulo at gold medal sa Individual Standard Competition ng 2018 Palarong Pambansa Chess Tournament Girls, Secondary division na ginanap sa Vigan City, Ilocos Sur nitong Biyernes.Si Mordido na produkto ng Dasmariñas Chess Academy na itinatag nina Dasmariñas mayor Elpidio "Pidi" Barzaga Jr. at congresswoman Jenny Barzaga ay nakaipon ng 6.5 puntos sa pitong laro.
ALEXANDRA Sydney Paez lived up to her billing by clinching the title of the 23rd Golden Mind Chess Tournament (Under-14) was held last Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the Tagumpay Canteen, Poblacion in Lipa City, Batangas.
Paez, the pride of Cabuyao, Laguna scored a total of 6.5 points in the seventh-round Swiss System format event to annex the title and the P3,000 champion purse plus a trophy.
by Marlon Bernardino
PIPIGILAN ni national champion Grandmaster (GM) Darwin Laylo sina 13-times Philippine Open champion Grandmaster Rogelio "Joey" Antonio Jr. at Grandmaster elect International Master Ronald Dableo sa prestiyosong titulo ng pagsulong ng Chief PNP (Philippine National Police) Cup King of the Board Chess Challenge na may temang "Push Pawns Not Drugs" na iinog sa Linggo, Mayo 13, 2018 na gaganapin sa Camp Crame, Quezon City.
CEBU---Grandmaster Rogelio "Joey" Antonio Jr., the 13-times Philippines Open champion, suffered a stinging defeat in Monday's second round to drop out of the lead in the 2018 Philippine National Games (PNG) Chess Tournament being held at the Robinson Galleria Cebu here.
NATIONAL MASTER lawyer Bob Jones Liwagon shocked rivals as he emerged champion in the sixth leg Alphaland National Executive Chess Championship held at the Activity Hall, Second Floor Alphaland Makati Place in Malugay Street, Makati City on Saturday.
LOUIE "España" Salvador pocketed the top honors in the Assumption - Big Rook Chess Festival 2018 Under 2200 division, Standard chess tournament held at the Assumption Association Rama 4 Road in Bangkok, Thailand last Sunday.
The former San Sebastian College standout Salvador under the tutelage of National Master Homer Cunanan collected 6 points on account of five wins and two draws to win the seven round tournament.
The 39 player'sa field event organized by Big Rook Chess A
INTERNATIONAL Master (IM) Barlo Nadera returned to the top of his game by winning the recent Councilor Thaddeus Antonio "Boy Bolok" Santos Jr. Invitational Rapid Chess Championship on Saturday held in Marikina City.
Final Standings: (Seven Round Swiss System)
16.0 points---Maravril 1 15.5 points---Chinito 14.0 points---Mr. Gold's Chess Team 13.5 points---Sureball 13.0 points---Tinador's Counter Gambit, Congreso Team
12.5 points---JBJ Team, LB Knights 11.5 points---SCUAA 11.0 points---All In, Team ni Kuya JV 10.5 points---Escape from Alcatraz, Crytobit X, Tirador's Defense 10.0 points---Melcon Transport
9.5 points---Team INC 9.0 points---Melcon II 8.5 points---UE Women's Team 8.0 points---San Mateo II, Pangpagulo 7.5 points---United Pasig Chess Club 6.5 points---San Mateo Team
6.0 points---Maravril II
The Maravril Enterprise Team B stole the limelight by winning the 2nd Chessmates Dos Por Dos Dalawahan 2000 Chess Team Tournament last October 22,2017 at the Alphaland Southgate Mall Magallanes, Makati City.
With Fide Master Christopher Castellano and Engineer Benjie Esquejo at the helm, Maravril chess team backed up by Capt. Melvin Duay won the title with 11 game points output in the event organized by New Jersey-based US master Arthur Macaspac.
MAGIGING kapana-panabik ang pagbubukas ng 5th leg Alphaland National Executive Chess Championships Mindanao leg kung saan mismong sina Lake Sebu town mayor Antonio Fungan at South Cotabato Gov.Daisy Avance-Fuentes ang naimbitahang magsasagawa ng ceremonial moves at magbibigay ng inspirational message sa mga kalahok sa event na inorganisa ng Philippine Executive Chess Association (PECA) na gaganapin sa Mayo 26, 2018 sa Punta Isla Lake Resort sa South Cotabato.
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