Chess

THE Orbe Fide-Rated Open Rapid Chess Championships will unfurl on June 15 at the third floor Alphaland Southgate Mall, Near MRT Magallanes Station, Edsa, Makati City.

National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) director lawyer Cliburn Anthony Orbe bared this in a recent interview.

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Country's youngest Woman Fide Master Antonelle Berthe "Tonelle" Racasa and Asean Master Al-Basher "Basty" Buto take time out from their busy schedule as they head a talent-laden cast of woodpushers playing in the Open Kitchen Kiddies 14 Years old and below Rapid Chess Championship to be held on June 1, 2019, Saturday at the Open Kitchen, Rockwell Business Center-Sheridan, Highwayhills in Mandaluyong City.

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General Trias City, Cavite---Athletes from Bethel Academy School of General Trias City, Cavite will be competing for the Open Kitchen Kiddies 14 Years old and below Rapid Chess Championship 2019 on June 1, 2019, Saturday, 8:00am at the Open Kitchen, Rockwell Business Center-Sheridan, Highwayhills in Mandaluyong City.

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Final Standings:
(Open Division, Rapid Event, Nine Round Swiss-system)

8 points---FM David Elorta, IM Ronald Dableo, IM Jan Emmanuel Garcia
7.5 points---Sherwin Tiu, IM Ricardo de Guzman
7 points---GM Rogelio "Joey" Antonio Jr., NM John Merill Jacutina, WGM Janelle Mae Frayna, US Master Jose "Jojo" Aquino Jr., Don Tyrone delos Santos, Christian Mark Daluz, Vince Angelo Medina, Melito Ocsan Jr.

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by Marlon Bernardino

12-Times National Open Champion Grandmaster Rogelio "Joey" Antonio Jr. defeated National Master Emmanuel Emperado last Saturday for his fifth straight victory in the 1st Eugene Torre Chess Cup - SEA Games Luzon Qualifying Leg 2019 (Rapid event) held at the Mapua University Gymnasium in Muralla Street, Intramuros, Manila.

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The country’s youngest Woman Fide Master (WFM) Antonella Berthe “Tonelle” Murillo Racasa will spearhead a strong cast clashing in the Caine Knight Tatlohan Chess Team Tournament 1950 limit rating on May 26 at the third floor Alphaland Southgate Mall, Near MRT Magallanes Station, Edsa, Makati City.

The 11 years old Racasa playing under the watchful eye of his father/coach Roberto Racasa, an International Memory Champion, will led the Boni Tower chess team backed up by Past President of Rotary Club of Pasig engineer Rogelio Lim. Apart from Racasa, the team was made up of Enrica Villa and April Joy Abundancia Ramos.

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A wide-open battle for top honor is set when the 6th leg of the 2019 National Executive Chess Championships gets underway on May 25 at the Activity Hall, Second Floor Alphaland Makati Place in Malugay Street, Makati City.

Jolly Smile Dental Clinic top honcho dentist Dr. Alfredo Paez of Cabuyao City, Laguna and former Far Eastern University mainstay Mark Anthony Mallari Yabut of Bacolor, Pampanga are among the favorites in the event organized by Philippine Executive Chess Association (PECA) under the leadership of it's president Dr. Jenny Mayor, a native of Romblon and currently based in Quiapo, Manila.

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Grandmaster Darwin Laylo, International Masters (IMs) Ronald Dableo, Angelo Young, Barlo Nadera, Ricardo de Guzman, Deniel Quizon and Chris Ramayrat, National Master Marc Christian Nazario and United states chess master Jose "Jojo" Aquino Jr. have confirmed their participation to the inaugural Alpha One Extreme Solution Open Rapid Chess Championship slated on May 30, 2019 (Thursday) at the Xentro Mall in Antipolo City. 

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