CAGAYAN de Oro’s troika of Rodney Opada, Bryan Jose, and Lyndon Lumancas braved the earthquakes-ravaged province of Cotabato and were handsomely rewarded.
The Oro threesome, with Opada strongly performing on board one with a 6 of 7 output, finished runner-up in the 1St Suharto Mangudadato Chess Cup-Tatluhan held November 9 to 10 in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat.
“Kusog kaayo ang field si Opada among hero kay nag milagro sa board one,” said Jose, who narrowly broke the 50 percent average performance (4.5 pts) on board 2 as Lumancas scored 5 points in seven rounds on board 3.
Davao’s Uni-R Construction of Jay Bulicatin, Rodrigo Catayas and Rhanchyto Chin emerged as champion to claim the P25,000 top purse. While the Chesson A team of Opada, Jose and Lumancas brought home the runner-up prize worth P15,000.
Rounding up the top-5 finishers were JJC Dream Team (Jayson Salubre, John Rey Batucan, Camilo Benabente), GSC A (Elias Banguiran, Orly Ortega, Dillon Intila) and RR Construction (AGM Henry Roger Lopez, Reynor Cui, Rodel Alsado). (LLS)