Trangia shines in junior chessfest

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Monday, August 25, 2014


BE-MEDALED Jason Trangia added a feather on his cap by topping the juniors mixed boys and girls category title of the recently-concluded 2014 Kadayawan Youth Rapid Chess Championship held Saturday at the Davao Wisdom Academy covered court.

The Holy Cross of Davao College varsity chesser bested fellow 5.5 scorer Ben Clyde Castro via superior tiebreaks.

Top-seeded Trangia pulled off wins over Caissa Jane Guevarra of Davao Wisdom Academy, Erna Liwanan and Bhing Joel Gimony of Jose Maria College, Jayson Engay of HCDC and Kenneth James Placenta of San Pedro College.

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F. Bustamante Elementary School's Jasper Pantalita , meanwhile, scored perfect six points to clinch the kiddies mixed boys and girls crown over fellow six-pointer Queen Peralta of Doña Asuncion Hizon Elementary School via tiebreaks. Peralta placed second instead while Honey Grace Buenafe of JMC was third with 5.5 points.

Pantalita defeated Rodel Buenafe Jr. of San Isidro Elementary School, Princess Joy Atupan of Ramon Magsaysay Elem. School, Jose Danilo Guevarra of Davao Central College, Rhobie Shayne Benogsodan of DWA, Florence Faith Guevarra of DCC and Queenie Joy Bulicatin of Panabo National High School.

Winners received cash prizes and medals in the event organized by tournament director and FNA Ronnie Tabudlong along with chief arbiter national aster (NM) Prospero "Bebot" Cruz.

The event was sanctioned by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines and sponsored by the city government of Davao.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 26, 2014.

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