Friday, September 7, 2012

Pestaño: A fantastic and unexpected performance

Friday, September 7, 2012

OUR performance (men) in the Olympiad now being held in Turkey is just short of being described as incredible and fantastic.
Originally seeded 35th in the starting list, we are now tied at second place with five other teams, behind Russia after eight rounds.
The men had a dramatic win over 10th seed Bulgaria who has Veselin Topalov at board 1.
We also equalized with 4th seed Hungary as Eugene Torre defeated Ferenc Berkes. Torre also had a win against Nigel Short as we beat England, 3-1, in the 8th round.
Wesley So, Oliver Barbosa and Mark Paragua all have performance ratings breaching 2700.Wow na wow!
NVFORCEN-The Naval Forces Central Command in Lapulapu City held a team chess tournament last weekend.
There were four teams in a single knockout battle held at their clubhouse.
The teams are:Gray(OPCON AFLOAT)-Board 1:  SN1   De Guzman; 2:  PO3  Perez 3: SN1 Dalisay & PO3 Comaingkong; Yellow (HSG) 1:  PO3   Labastida 2:  CDR Navarro 3:  PO2 Carreon & LTJG Santos.
The other teams are: Blue (OPCON BASE)Board 1:  PO3 Namoc; 2:  PO1  Defuntorum; 3: PO2  Fulminar; Red (HNBRR) 1: PO2 Nala; 2:  PO1 Rado 3:  PO2 Tupaz.
The results are: Round 1:  Yellow vs. Blue (2-1); Red vs. Gray (0-3); Round 2:  Gray vs. Yellow (2-1); Blue vs. Red (3-0).
Final standing: Champion: Gray followed by Yellow , Blue and Red.
The tournament Committee was composed of Chairman- LCDR Escalona and members: LTJG Canoneo and ENS Ebarley
It is a tradition in the Navy that only the rank and family name are mentioned.
Milo Chess. Our chessplayer/aspiring chess columnist KC Morala sent in this report:
“The USC Warriors sweep up clean all four categories of the Little Milo Olympics Chess Tournament held in USC South Campus last Sept. 1-2, 2012.
Rhenzi Kyle Sevillano, Felix Shaun Balbona, John Francis Balbona, Glexan Derotas and Jeffu Dorog of USC chess team claim the team champion trophy at 27 out of 28 points in the Secondary Boys Category. 
KC Morala, won her game with Marvie Abucay. Another point was won by Sharon Pacres. Crushing the rest of their opponents, USC was first past the post in the said category, with UC coming in second to them.
A mind-blowing no-loss record was set by the petite young Carolinian boys, Andrew Balbona, Jeremy Pepito, Kirk Morala, Gyles Derotas and Vladimir Robillos, as they brave the Elementary Boys Category. Labangon Elementary school led by the Paraon brothers had their team nab second place. City Central Elementary School came in third.
USC chess team, consisting of Glysen Derotas, Jeremy Bajo and Cherry Mae Caballes, won the Elementary Girls Category.
The Warriors, having been the victors of every category, have earned the right to represent Visayas in the upcoming National Milo Little Olympics to be held in Marikina.
Milo Scrabble: The scrabble event has blossomed to 63 teams in secondary and 43 teams in the elementary division.
USJ- R, champion in both events for the last 3 years lost its grip as UV prepared well and beat them in both divisions.
Now UVwill represent Visayas in the Nationals to be hosted by Marikina, NM in chess Roger Abella is the tournament manager of scrabble for 17 years.
Pason-Sevillano Two of the hottest child prodigies in Cebu will clash in a 4 game match this Sunday at Deep Blue in SM starting 1 p.m.
Kyle Sevillano,14, recently scored an incredible nine straight wins in the Shell tournament in Davao, while Allan Pason,15, is the Guinness champion over more than 43,000 participants. The match is co-sponsored by Bogie Lim of the Cebu Chess Federation and Cepca.
Meanwhile, Cepca will also hold their September monthly tournament in the same venue and the same time.

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