LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET – Kurt Lubrica and Wycliffe Aromin emerged as winners of the1st Rapid Chess Tournament for Kiddies and junior chess players last March 25, 2018 at the La Trinidad Municipal Gymnasium here.
Lubrica took the gold for the Juniors Division while Aromin bested some eighty others for the Kiddies top trophy.
The tournament, organized and conducted by the Strawberry Festival Sports Committee in cooperation with the Municipal Government of La Trinidad, attracted a total of over 120 young woodpushers from the different Schools and Barangays in La Trinidad for the twenty minute, seven round Swiss System.
The chess tilt was played in two divisions: the junior’s Division, which had forty participants, and the kiddies 12 years old and below division which was well-attended with the entry of eighty two participants for.
When the moves were all made, Lubrica and Aromin led thethe following top ten placers in each in each division: Junior Division: 2nd place-Noel Lubrica, Yoong Nam Ha-3rd placer, Michael Toyaoan-rank no. 4, Lexther Dixon-rank no. 5, Dianna Kipas-rank no.6, Emil Dacsayan-rank no.7, Denzel Taplin-rank no. 8, Joh Parl Delfin-rank no.9, and Daryll Guaque-rank no. 10.
Mardel Kipas was awarded the Top Lady Player for the Juniors Division.
On the other hand, Cliff Daniel Apilado followed Aromin at 2nd place, Fleine Amboy ranked 3rd place, Jenny Claire Pelitan was ranked no. 4, Karl Jasper Lacyod ranked no. 5, Eisenhower Pelitan ranked no. 6, Shedron Kurt Enciong rank no. 7, Carl Sasa rank no. 8, while Peterson Mungedo and Arleigh Cael Palbusa ranked no. 9 and 10, respectively.
Dorothy Ecijan was awarded the Top Lady woopusher for the Kiddies Division.
Also awarded was seven year old Shaliyah Daoda as the youngest participant in the chess tilt.
Winners were given cash and other tournament prizes.
Adding to the successful conduct of the chess tournament were the parents and spectators reactions suggesting the local government, and concerned agencies to organize and conduct more chess tournaments, saying this is a visible parity of honing the youth’s skills in the game as well as developing their mental capabilities through the game of chess.
The activity was facilitated by SFSC chess facilitators Carlos Mama-o Jr., Amy Agdasi and Kenni Teddy Sarmiento.
By: BOBBY VINLUAN