Final Standings: (108 entries, 7 Rounds Swiss System, tiem control of 10 minutes plus 5 seconds increment)
7.0 points---NM Christian Gian Karlo Arca (P10,000)
6.0 points---NM Ivan Travis Cu (P7,000)
6.0 points---Mar Aviel Carredo (P5,000)
5.5 points---Phil Martin Casiguran (P3,000)
5.5 points---WNM Ruelle Canino (P2,000)
5.5 points---Jersey Marticio (P1,000)
5.5 points---Davin Sean Romualdez (P1,000)
5.5 points---Vincent Ryu Dimayuga (P1,000)
5.5 points---Jerick Faeldonia (P1,000)
5.0 points---Stephen Zane Quinto (P1,000)
5.0 points---NM Oshrie Jhames Reyes (P1,000)
5.0 points---NM Al-Basher "Basty" Buto (P1,000)
5.0 points---AFM John Peter Allen Cabales (P1,000)
5.0 points---Cleiford Kortchnoi Molinyawe (P1,000)
5.0 points---Prince Khen Mina (P1,000)
Manila---IN preparation for bigger tournaments lined up for him this year, National Master Christian Gian Karlo Arca from Panabo City, Davao del Norte dominated the 81st Birthday of GM/Lawyer Rosendo Carreon Balinas Jr. 14 years old and below kiddies Rapid Chess Tournament Saturday, September 10, 2022 at the 2nd floor Open Kitchen Foodhall, Rockwell Business Center, Sheridan Street, Mandaluyong City.
"This is an Annual Event to commemorate our Philippine Chess Hero GM Rosendo C.Balinas Jr.," said the late GM Rosendo Carreon Balinas Jr. daughter and Singapore based Nur Rose Balinas.
"The Only Filipino who conquered Russia in the Chess History,The Conqueror of Odessa. The Chess Tiger of Asia. A Fearless Lawyer. A Genius Journalist and Writer. And the Best Father," she added.
Arca swept all of his opponents in the 7-round Swiss system tournament organized by Dr. Joe Carreon Balinas and Engr. Antonio Carreon Balinas, both co-founding chairman of Bayanihan Chess Club, and sponsored by Balinas Family, in close cooperation with Ms. China Aurelio and Ms. Mimi Casas of Open Kitchen, Ms. Elizsa Gayle Cafirma of Thick and Thin Doughnuts, National Chess Federation of the Philippines Chairman/President Rep. Prospero "Butch" Arreza Pichay Jr. and NCFP Chief Executive Officer, FST/GM Jayson O. Gonzales.
Among those who were crushed by Arca are Tetsuri Ikemoto, David Francis Modesto, Jian Carlo Rivera, National Master Ivan Travis Cu, Jersey Marticio, National Master Oshrie Jhames Reyes and National Master Al-Basher "Basty" Buto.
Arca went home with the top prize of P10,000 and a medal from the tournament participated by 108 players.
Earlier, Ms. China Aurelio of Open Kitchen and NM Arca made the ceremonial moves kicking off the one-day National Chess Federation of the Philippines sanctioned tournament also graced by Ms. Mimi Casas of Open Kitchen, NM Cu, NM Reyes, Woman National Master Ruelle Canino, Fide Master Alekhine Fabiosa Nouri, NCFP board of director Martin "Binky" Gaticales and Chief Arbiter NA Ranier Pascual of Philippine Arbiters Chess Confederation (PACC).
Arca is scheduled to compete in the Asian Youth Chess Championships to be held on October 13-22, 2022 in Bali, Indonesia.
Recently, Arca has been picked as the newest Dasmarinas Cavite Chess team member.
Dasmarinas chess team head Rep. Elpidio "Pidi" Barzaga Jr. picked Arca as the newest team member, composed of some of the top young chess players in the Philippines.
As the team's newest member, Dasmarinas has become a much tougher team to beat.
Arca decided to accept the offer from Barzaga to be part of his team since it would greatly help in his young chess career.