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Tanjay Fiesta Chess Tourney


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National Master Rolzon Roullo lived up to the billing as the tournament’s highest rated player, and emerged victorious with 4.5 points in this 25-man-field five-round Swiss event.{{more}}

Pamplona’s pride Junaico Segismar was on the brink of winning over NM Roullo in the fourth round when Segismar’s human nature succumbed to “excitement due to success”. Segismar then overlook a simple trap and surrenderd the game.

For the other standings, three players landed with identical four points. (Tiebreaker system resolved the final results with Bobby Torres as 2nd place, and Gemon Tolentino, 3rd place. Tanjay City’s handicapped Jeffrey Alcantara settled for 4th place with a half-point difference in the tie-breaks.

In the 18 years-old and under, Steve Ursua emerged champion. Ursua, a junior at Legislated Tanjay High School, gathered 4.5 points out of the possible five-round Swiss event.

Four participants tied for the second position with identical four points. Tiebreaker system resolved the following final placers: Dhan Paul Aguilar emerged with the highest tie-break points, and won 2nd place. Aguilar is a freshman Communication student at the Metro Dumaguete College. Villa Mae Cabrera settled for 3rd place. Cecile Reginaldo and Kirby Pinero settled with lower tie-breakers to settle for the 4th and 5th spots respectively.

All the top three placers in both categories were awarded trophies and cash prizes from the Tanjay City LGU headed by City Mayor Lawrence S. Teves through its City Sports Committee headed by Councilor Pepe Orlino, who also awarded the prizes.

Meanwhile, the 5th Don Teroy Memorial Blitz Open is scheduled on July 31 at 9 a.m. at the Negros Club 64 Inc Headquarters at the Capitol area. The one-day event will provide 15 minutes per player to finish a game. The annual commemorative occasion is held in honor of Aster Senador, one of the pillars of chess development in Negros Oriental.

In addition, the monthly Open Blitz will resume on Aug. 1st at 9 in the morning. The one-day event is jointly sponsored by Atty. Cyrus Riconalla and Atty. Alfredo Orquillas Jr. (PR)

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