Samal chess is top U-12 player

JIAN Jabajab of the Island Garden City of Samal copped the top under-12 title of the recently-concluded 4th Christian Gian Karlo Arca Online Chess Tournament held via lichess.org.

He earned 5.5 points in the nine-round tournament sponsored by Panabo City’s young chesser Arca. Jabajab received P40 cash.

Emmanuel Barbosa of Taytay, Rizal, for his part, emerged champion by tallying 7.5 points. He was unbeaten in six matches and he also drew three games. He defeated Alexander Gelua, Ace Joshua Caralde, player with username AJ16_Pandi, player with username NKUyMaisog19, Ritchie James Abeleda and Jabajab.

Barbosa split points with player with username chinlim, Lewis Escala, and Daniel Lemi. He edged fellow 7.5 scorer Lemi of Vigan City sith superior tiebreaks. The latter placed second while Escala of Negros Occidental, who made seven points, finished third.

The top three winners claimed P150, P120 and P100.

Meanwhile, top under-10 player Julie Gelua Jr. (6.5 points) and top under-eight chesser Sheila Mae Callueng (five points) were also awarded.


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