Starting International Master Paulo Bersamina and Daniel Quizon the elegant campaign of Team Philippines on impressive win on Premier Open Under-20 class, while Shania Mae Mendoza catch up too in girls U20 in 19th ASEAN+ Age Group Chess Championship this Tuesday in Royal Madaya Hotel in Davao City.
Defeated by Bersamina, former member of Philippine Olympiad squad, Vietnamese Nguyen Huynh Tuan, while Quizon excel, the youngest participant on such division in the tournament with age of 14, the compatriot Coellier Graspela.
The other Pinoy that passed the first-round are Rhenzi Kyle Sevillano, win against Gino Asuncion, and Sarri Subahani, surprised against FIDE Master Rome Pangilinan in IM John Marvin Miciano, winner via default against South Korean Kwon Sehyun.
Romy Morado failed on Vietnam’s Pham Minh Hieu and Nelson Busa Jr. was tricked by FM Agni Jeevitesh Sai of India.
Mendoza let them felt, part of RP Team that will join the World Chess Olympiad in September in Batumi, Georgia, the intention is to depend the crown, after he downed Vietnam’s Vo Thi Thuy Tien for racing a five-player lead pack that consists also with a Pinay Ella Grace Moulic, win against Venien Rafales.
Also moving forward WIM Nguyen Than Thuy Tien of Vietnam, WFM Dita Karenza of Indonesia, WFM Nguyen Thi Minh Oanh and WFM Vu Thi Dieu Ai.
Half points also for Kylen Joy Modido and Jearaine Chato of Philippines in the tournament that was organized by Chess Events International, and sanctioned of National Chess Federation, in coordination with Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte and Philippine Sports Commission.
In boys’ U18, victorious Far Eastern U standout John Merill Jacutina against a countryman Charles John Fiel, while on top seed IM Tran Minh Thang against Ernesto Canete.
The brothers are attached to early leadership, Dale and Darry Bernardo, Aeron Keife Charles Sinining, Marc Bryan Villarojo and Israelito Rillaroza.