Tan, Odi and Canino head upset wins in 2018 Nat’l. Age Group Chess

UNHERALDED Mary Joy Tan along with Stephen Louis Odi and Rhea Jean Canino came out on top of their respective age groups which lead to a line of upset victories at the close of the 2018 National Age Group Chess Championships held last weekend at the Baywalk Hotel in Mati City.

LET’S PLAY CHESS Dignitaries of the 2018 National Age Group Chess Championships (seated L to R) GM Jayson Gonzales, NCFP Chess Confederation Orbe Cliburn, Ignatius Leung of the Asean Chess Federation, NCFP President Congressman Prospero Pichay, Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Commissioner Charles Maxey and AGG Director Davao Coordinator IA James Infiesto along with youthful seeded woodpushers pose for posterity during the launching at the Baywalk Hotel in Mati City.

LET’S PLAY CHESS
Dignitaries of the 2018 National Age Group Chess Championships (seated L to R) GM Jayson Gonzales, NCFP Chess Confederation Orbe Cliburn, Ignatius Leung of the Asean Chess Federation, NCFP President Congressman Prospero Pichay, Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Commissioner Charles Maxey and AGG Director Davao Coordinator IA James Infiesto along with youthful seeded woodpushers pose for posterity during the launching at the Baywalk Hotel in Mati City.

Tan, a fourth seeded entry came up with 4.5 points to edged top seed WNM Francois Marie Magpili of Luzon in the Girls 16 years-old and under category. Magpili only managed to get four points in the scheduled five-round competition to place second behind Tan while Krezyl Jane Ibanez of Camiguin wound-up third with 3.5 points.

Odi meanwhile, wound-up on top of the eight years-old division with a perfect five round, five-point output. The second-seeded Odi rose on top of number one seed Yosef delos Reyes of Panabo City who had a four-point total. Delos Reyes settled for second while with a victory-point next to Odi while 12th seed Lawrence Raphael Lawan placed third with a similar 4.0 but loss to Delos Reyes on Bucholz points.

Rhea Jean Canino also had her share of upset wins, this time in the Girls 14 years-old and under division, scoring 4.0 points that left past Cagayan de Oro City’s Lorebina Li Carrasco for second. Canino and Carrasco came in at fifth and fourth seeded, respectively that saw top seed Trisha Ann Paez of Sta. Rosa Laguna at fourth with 3.5 points.

Other winners saw Antonella Berthe Racasa (champion: Girls 12 years-old), Haein Angelito Aparte (champion: Boys 14 years-old), Clint Calvin Atoc (champion: Boys 10 years-old), Tristan Frech Ibaoc (champion: Boys 20 years-old ), Kay Lalaine Regidor (champion: Girls 10 years-old ), Carl Zirez Sato (champion: Boys 18 years-old ), Ronald Canino (champion: Boys 16 years-old) and David Ray Ancheta (champion: Boys 12 years-old).

The three-day tournament was hosted by the City of Mati through Mayor Carlos Luis Rabat and was graced by National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) President and Congressman Prospero Pichay Jr. and Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Commissioner Charles Raymond Maxey.

It was also joined by NCFP Regional XI director and NAGCC-Mindanao tournament director and IA James Infiesto.

 

 

 

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