Wednesday, March 23, 2011


( Players and tourney officials posed with the owner of BlueJazz Resort after the awarding of prizes)

VINCENT Umayan was declared the Champion via tiebreak over Alfred Moulic in the 1st Bluejaz Employee/Executive Rapid Chess Tournament held at the Bluejaz Resort, Island Garden City of Samal over the weekend.

(Champion via tie-break - Vincent Umayan receiving his prize from the owner of Blue Jazz Resort)

Umayan, representing PAC Packaging and Moulic, representing MIPCPD each scored four points at the end of the five-round Swiss System format chessfest. Umayan, however, beat Moulic, 14.5-14.0, in the tiebreaks.

(Second placer - Alfred Moulic )

Reynaldo Gempero of Lapanday tallied 3.5 points to place third while three-pointers Irwin Aton of Bahay Financial Services and Atty. Melzar Galica of LG Law Firm placed fourth and fifth, respectively.

( Third Placer- Reynaldo Gempero )

National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) regional director James Infiesto representing Bonjee Entertainment Services placed sixth while fellow 2.5 scorer Atty. Jong Guevarra Jr. of Guevarra Law Office finished seventh. Christopher Yap, Manager of One- Network Bank Toril branch , Servando Nudas of Holcim Philippines and Miel John Barcemo of MIB Rent a Car, rounded up the top 10 finishers in the one-day tournament.

According to NCFP director James Infiesto, the second leg of the Grand Prix tourney will be held on the month of May after the staging of the National age- group and National juniors competition.

(Caissa's father vs. Chris Yap of One Network Bank)

( Irwin Aton vs. Reynaldo Gempero)

( Architect Gene Nagayo vs. Caissa's father)

( James Infiesto vs eventual champ Vincent Umayan)

( Atty. Melzar Galicia vs. Chris Yap)

( James Infiesto vs. Caissa's father )

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