Saturday, May 28, 2011
MUN. OF STA.CRUZ-MAYOR LOPEZ, BRGY. 23-CAGAYAN DE ORO IN EARLY LEAD AFTER DAY 1 OF ACTION IN THE 1st DAVAO CHESS LEAGUE TEAM TOURNEY
Top seed Mun. of Sta. Cruz-Mayor Lopez and 5th seed Brgy 23-Cagayan de Oro City are joint leaders with 2 points at the end of the 2nd round in the Davao Chess League Team Tourney held at the Toril Chess Plaza.
( Atty. Jong Guevarra checking the list of participants. Also in photo is assistant arbiter Lito Laput and tournament director Alfred Moulic )
Mun. of Sta. Cruz-Mayor Lopez Team composed of Jayson Salubre, Henry Lopez, Lyndon Sombilon and Mohammad Sacar beat the Davies Paint-Arch. Nagayo team lead by NM Ric Portugalera 2.5-1.5 in the 1st round and followed it up with a 3.5-.5 beating of the Guevarra Law Wizards bannered by NM Roel Filipinas. Brgy 23- Cagayan de Oro won over SEAL K-Blitzers 3-1 in the 1st round and again won in the 2nd round 2.5-1.5 against the Chess Excellence Movers lead by NM Cedric Magno.
Bunched at 1 point each are the teams of Davies Paint-Arch. Nagayo, Chess Excellence Movers, DAB Survivors, Metro Toril B, Guevarra Law Wizards and Brgy. Tigatto. SEAL K-Blitzers and Cong. Ungab-Metro Toril A brings the rear with no points yet.
The 1st day action was highlighted by the brilliant performance of Atty. Melzar Galicia of SEAL K-Blitzers. Galicia who was the 1990 Far East Bank Region XI champion brought back the hands of time and is leading the board 1 race with 2 points after registering wins against 2nd seed Jhonnel Balquin (2177) of Brgy.23-CDO and Zaldy Tabanao (1870) of Metro Toril B.
Ten teams all over Region XI and as far sa Cagayan de Oro City are seeing action in the inaguaral DCL Team Tourney with 4 teams bannered by National Masters. The champion will received P 15,000.00 + U.S King's trophy. 1st Runner-up is worth P 10,000.00 + U.S Queen's trophy while the 2nd runner-up will received P 5,000.00 + Knight's trophy. Individual board best performance is worth P 500.00 each. The Davao Chess League Team tourney is organized by Chess Excellence Limited Co. in partnership with Guevarra Law Office. Hostilities resume today, May 29, 2011 with 3 rounds to be held at GJ Building, Juan dela Cruz St., Toril, Davao City. Awarding of prizes will immediately follow.
For further details of the tourney just click http://chess-results.com/tnr50595.aspx?art=3&rd=3&lan=1&wi=1000