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“OJ” Reyes dominates PACE chess tournament

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

by Marlon Bernardino MANILA—National Master Oshrie Jhames “OJ” Constantino Reyes of Santa Rita, Pampanga,  scored seven straight points to tally 8.5 points and capture the 3rd Leg of the Philippine Academy for Chess Excellence (PACE)  Online Chess Championship. The 9-round event with 3 minutes and 2 seconds increment per move was held at Lichess.org Platform … Continue reading “OJ” Reyes dominates PACE chess tournament

Sri Lanka Online National Chess Championship Cycle 2021 – Major Div.  III

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

Northern Open, North Western Women’s, Southern Open, and Central Women’s events concluded as Sivathanujan, Herath, Chenuka and Chanethma as winners.   Sivananthan Sivathanujan (above left) of Kokavil Hindu College was able to win the Northern Open event convincingly with an unbeaten record of 6.5 points out of the 7 rounds played. The game he played … Continue reading Sri Lanka Online National Chess Championship Cycle 2021 – Major Div.  III

Chester Neil Reyes rules Lichess Championship

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

by Marlon Bernardino MANILA—Chester Neil Reyes dominated the Mariz Manalo (photo) Online Chess Championship virtually held at lichess.org. platform Sunday night, October 17, 2021. Reyes scored 118 points to rule the Arena tournament and receive the top prize of P2,000 in this 296 player’s field backed up by Mariz Manalo, niece of International Billiards and … Continue reading Chester Neil Reyes rules Lichess Championship

Sri Lankan National Online (Majors Division) Chess Championships 2021

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

Southern Open, Northern Open, North Western, Uva with Rathnapura Women’s and Central  with Kegalle Women’s events Chenuka, Sivathanujan, Sithumsa, and Mapa conclude day 1 as top performers out of the four rounds played in each respective event.  Ranpali Attanayake                 Oneli Vihanga Weerawardena,  Sasmi Sithumsa Concluding day 1 of the North-Western women’s event, H G Sasmi … Continue reading Sri Lankan National Online (Majors Division) Chess Championships 2021

Laguna beats Penang in Professional Chess Association of the Philippines

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

by Marlon Bernardino MANILA, Philippines—The Laguna Heroes pulled a 12-9 escape over Penang, Malaysia in the third conference of the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) virtually held at Chess.com Platform on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Backed up by Greatech Philippines, Inc., SDC Global Choice, Jolly Smile Dental Clinic, KALARO and Rotary Club of … Continue reading Laguna beats Penang in Professional Chess Association of the Philippines

All India Chess Federation Signs Historic Sponsorship Agreement with MPL Sports Foundation

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

The All India Chess Federation (AICF) signed a historic agreement with MPL Foundation for a sponsorship amount of One Crore (around US$132,800) towards the sponsorships for Indian National Championships for the next five years with a 20% increase every year. The agreement comes soon after Indian women’s first ever  Silver Medal in the World Team … Continue reading All India Chess Federation Signs Historic Sponsorship Agreement with MPL Sports Foundation

Laguna beats Toledo in Professional Chess Association of the Philippines

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

by Marlon Bernardino MANILA—Grandmaster Rogelio “Banjo” Barcenilla Jr. defeated National Master Rommel Ganzon in their rapid duel to power Laguna to a 17-4 thrashing of Toledo in the third conference Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) Wednesday, October 13, 2021 virtually held at Chess.com Platform. Barcenilla, who has topped the last two Battles of … Continue reading Laguna beats Toledo in Professional Chess Association of the Philippines

Pampanga Checkers beat Surigao Fianchetto Checkmates in PCAP

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

by Marlon Bernardino MANILA—The Pampanga Checkers defeated Surigao Fianchetto Checkmates, 12-9,  in the third conference Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) Wednesday, October 13, 2021 virtually held at Chess.com Platform. In the first game, Pampanga edged Surigao, 4-3, in blitz on victories by Woman National Master Lexie Grace Hernandez (Board 3), National Master Louie … Continue reading Pampanga Checkers beat Surigao Fianchetto Checkmates in PCAP

Philippine Lichess Open Chess Tournament

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

by Marlon Bernardino MANILA—ALL systems go for the Mariz Manalo Open Chess Tournament via lichess.org on Sunday, October 17, 2021, 10 pm. The tournament will be played in a 2 hours Arena, one minute plus one second increment time control format with the winner taking home P2,000, second place P1,000 and third place P500. Category winners for … Continue reading Philippine Lichess Open Chess Tournament

Hangzhou 2022 Asian Para Games Qualification

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

The 2022 Asian Para Games, also known as the IV Asian Para Games is a multi-sport event that parallels the 2022 Asian Games which will be held for Asian athletes with disability in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China from 9 to 15 October 2022. Hangzhou will be the second Chinese city to host the Asian Para Games, after Guangzhou in 2010.   Asian Chess … Continue reading Hangzhou 2022 Asian Para Games Qualification