JECUAMBS Cuambot, Kenneth Allen Ballo-allo, and Stephen Coleta came out with huge games on January 19 to capture the titles in the recently-staged Colegio de Sta. Ana de Victorias/Role Finance Festival of Chess Rapid Chess Tournament held at Ayala Central Mall.
Cuambot scored 6.5 points after seven rounds to capture the crown in the 10 and under division. Settling for runner-up are Eugene Pantua (6.5 points) and Paul Anthony Ynion with 6 points.
For the 16 and under, Ballo-allo swept the division with 7 points followed by Jamelin Ruth Lim with 6 points and Aliah Grace Belano with 6 points.
Coleta scored 5.5 points to rule the open category while Francis Glenn Panes settled for second place followed by Ted Ian Montoyo in the third place.
The champion for the open category took home P5,000 while P3,000 each for the winners of the 10 & Under, and 16 & Under divisions including trophies and medals each.
This one-day tournament aims to further develop the sport among the youth in the province. (HGD)