Espino lauds winners in 8TH Age Group chessfest

LINGAYEN – In citing the winners in the two-day 8th Pangasinan Age-Group Chess Championship, Gov. Amado Espino III pledged the provincial government’s support for the young chess players development.

The occasion was the awarding ceremony of the tournament held at the Pangasinan Training and Development Center (PTDC) from October 13-14.

The governor urged all parents to continue supporting their children’s passion in chess and invite more colleagues and friends to the annual chess tourney organized and sponsored by the provincial government and the Pangasinan Chess League.

The PCF was a brainchild of former governor and now Fifth District Rep. Amado T. Espino, Jr. purposely to discover young chessers in the country to compete in national and international tournaments.

Competition was open for  8 and under category; 10 and under category; 12 and under category; 14 and under category; 16 and under category; 18 and under category; and 20 and under category.

Top ten winners from each division rose above a pool of over 400 participants who hailed not only from Pangasinan but its neighboring provinces and also from Metro Manila. Each winner received a plaque of recognition plus a cash prize.

The top three winners from each tournament category: 8 and under category – Mar Aviel Carredo (1st place), Jean Antonette Brade (2nd place) and Clark Jemuel Cabatian (3rd place); 10 and under category – Shaina Gail Bagorio (1st place), Charlemagne Romanillos (2nd place), and Jirah Floravie Cutiyog (3rd place); 12 and under category – Jersey Marticio (1st place), Lemmuel Jay Adena (2nd place) and Nathalia Andrea Pena (3rd place); 14 and under category – Jan Clifford Labog (1st place), Jeremy Marticio (2nd place) and Cyrus Vladimir Francisco (3rd place); 16 and under category – Christian Mark Daluz (1st place), Carl Jedrianne Ancheta (2nd place) and Celso Sandrejo, Jr. (3rd place); 18 and under category – Macydel Fajardo (1st place), Melitpo Ocsan, Jr. (2nd place) and Darry Bernardo (3rd place); and 20 and under category – Danniel Quizon (1st place), Romulo Curioso (2nd place) and Jhoemar Mendiogarin (3rd place).

A four-day chess clinic held on September 8-9 and 22-13 for participants to prepare them for the tournament.  (PIO/SMDG)


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