Tuesday, April 21, 2009


( President of MTCA, Atty. Jong Guevarra Jr. awarding the President's Cup to the Champion Erwin Tubog )

April 22, 2009 2:30 P.M

Erwin Tubog scored 10 wins, 2 draws against a solitary loss in 13 rounds of intense chess competition to emerged as the Champion in the just concluded 1st IM Marlo Micayabas Toril Chess Challenge. Tubog's only loss was inflicted by Davao City's Kiddie Champ Austin Jacob Literatus who, incidentally, is a nephew of IM Micayabas. Erwin Tubog is a second year college student of the Holy Cross of Davao and a member of its vaunted Chess varsity team who will represent Southern Mindanao in the National PRISSAA Games under the guidance of its able coach National Master Prospero "Bebot" Cruz. He received P 4,000.00 + the President's Cup.

Candidate Master Henry Fajardo and University of Mindanao varsity player Adrian Llanos both scored 9.5 pts to share the 2nd and 3rd places although Fajardo emerged the 2nd placer due to better tie-break. Both of them received P 2,000.00 each. Austin Jacob Literatus scored 9 pts. to placed 4th while ASEAN under 12 double gold medallist John Ray Batucan scored 8 pts. to salvaged 5th place. Literatus received P 1,000.00 while Batucan received P 500.00. Official arbiter of the tournament was Engr. Nofre Reyes.

The last round of the tourney was played last April 8,2009 in the rest house of Atty. Jong Guevarra ( Metro Toril Chess Association President) at Eden, Bayabas, Toril District after which a small salo-salo and awarding of prizes followed. National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) Region XI Director James Infiesto graced the occasion. Atty. Jong Guevarra declared the tourney a huge success as the winners circle were dominated by the young guns of Toril chess. The tournament also served as a tune-up for the Toril players who participated in various national competitions such as the the National Age Group competitions held in Boracay and the National PRISSA games.

During the awarding of prizes, Atty. Guevarra proposely thanked IM Micayabas for his support to Toril chess and other chess patron such as Glen Paclar, Engr. Jun Atmosfera and the Guevarra Law Office for their contribution towards the success of the said tournament.

Final standing:

11 pts. - Erwin Tubog
9.5 pts.- Henry Fajardo, Adrian Llanos
9.0 pts.- Austin Jacob Literatus
8.0 pts.- John Ray Batucan
7.5 pts.- Atty. Jong Guevarra Jr.
7.0 pts.- Neptali Batucan
6.5 pts.- May Micayabas
6.0 pts.- Anthony Mosqueda
5.5 pts.- Engr. Jun Atmosfera
4.5 pts.- Nestor Ngo
4.0 pts.- Alexander Jover
3.0 pts.- Dondon Ostaco
0.0 pts.- Jay Sellon (dropped)

more photos..

Candidate Master Henry Fajardo (with hat) in action against Ali Jover

Atty. Jong Guevarra Jr. vs. lone female participant May Micayabas

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