Yngayo, Caresosa rule Araw Rapid Youth Chess

TORIL’S Irish Yngayo outclassed both her male and female rivals to rule the Kiddies Mixed Division in the 79th Araw Rapid Youth Chess tournament held recently at the Davao Wisdom Academy.

The 12-year old Yngayo, a student of the Davao Central College scored a total of 6.0 points to beat 51 players including her own sister Lorraine Yngayo, who settled for second runner-up with 5.0 points.

Lorraine lost in a tiebreak to first runner-up Jude Nathaniel Enoc of Davao City.

Irish, a qualifier of the Asean Age Group and member of the Philippine team received P2,500 cash prize and a trophy. Enoc pocketed P1,500 and a trophy while Lorraine got  P750 plus a medal.

Third runner-up Blanche Ellyz Bongato of Stella Maris Academy of Davao carded 4.5 points to earn P500 and a medal.

Meanwhile Japheth Aaron Caresosa of Panabo edged out Davao’s Ben Clyde Castro in a tiebreak to win the Junior Mixed category. Both of them finished with identical 4.5 points.

Caresosa, however, emerged champion to bring home P3,000 and a trophy. Castro settled for P2,000 and a trophy.

Gino Angelo Asuncion of San Pedro College Davao (4.0) and Kurt John Placencia (4.0) placed second and third runners-up, respectively to earn P1,000 and P500.

The best female performers were Jose Maria College’s Honey Grae Buenafe (Junior) and Toril’s Florence Faith Guevarra (Kiddies), who both got P500 each.

The tournament was sponsored by the City Sports Development Division and organized by the Metro Davao Youth Chess Club under Ronnie Tabudlong. –     SDD-CMO

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