HCC Sasa, HC Babak govern Dacs chessfest-A A +A
Thursday, September 26, 2013
THE Holy Cross College of Sasa (HCCS) and Holy Cross of Babak (HCB) captured the high school division titles of the Davao Association of Catholic Schools (Dacs) Sportsfest 2013 held at the Dacs office recently.
HCCS topped the high school boys team event by tallying a total of 9.5 points courtesy of Daniel Rome Borinaga's five points and James Rhey Bantugan's 4.5.
Borinaga and Bantugan also copped the silver and bronze, respectively, in the six-round individual event where the gold went to University of the Immaculate Conception's Gino Asuncion who earned 5.5 points.
The Holy Cross of Davao College (HCDC) took the runner-up honors with 8.5 points while UIC (8.0) placed third.
HCB, on the other hand, ruled the distaff side by garnering 9.5 points as Bernadeth Cabigas had five points and Carla Jane Frias made 4.5.
HCDC's Ella Grace Moulic, however, scored perfect six points to seize the high School girls gold over Cabigas and Ateneo de Davao University's (AdDU) Chanelle Janine Fune (4.5) who settled for the silver and bronze, respectively.
In the elementary division, AdDU romped away with the team titles.
AdDU, bannered by Kyle Encarnacion (5.0) and Kavin John Castillanes (5.0), annexed the boys team crown with 10 points over next two placers HCDC (9.0) and St. Paul College of Davao (6.0).
HCDC's Jude Nathaniele Enoc swept all his six games to snatch the boys individual gold at the expense of Encarnacion and Castillanes.
The AdDU girls team totaled 10.5 points to nail the gold while Stella Maris Academy of Davao (8.5) took the silver and St. Peter College of Toril (8.0) ended up with the bronze.
Marielle Denise Miranda (5.5) and Raphaelah Bianca Adel (5.0) combined forces for AdDU.
But Smad chesser Ellyz Blanche Bongato emerged champion in girls individual category edging fellow 5.5 scorer Miranda via superior tiebreak. The latter pocketed the silver even as Adel salvaged the bronze in the National Chess Federation of the Philippines-sanctioned competition.
The top two winners will advance to the DCAA Meet set next month and in the Ceap sportsfest.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on September 26, 2013.