Friday, September 18, 2015

Pestaño: Talented Cepca children

VYNNE Mharie Ant is the 16-year-old daughter of Cepca vice president Marvynne Guardiana. At her tender age, Vynne had brought honor to the family by bringing home two bronze medals in the recently concluded World Championship of Performing Arts (WCOPA) held in Long Beach, California last July. WCOPA is the Olympics of performing arts.
Vynne does possess all what it take to become a singing sensation. And with the full support given by her parents, this first year dentistry student of Cebu Doctors’ University would go a long long way.
Original member Bob Inocian invited a select group of fellow members to lunch last Saturday. The occasion was to celebrate his daughter’s passing of the Physician licensure examinations last week of August.
Ellaine, 27, is also a superb athlete. She is a member of World Taekwondo Federation and became a 1st dan black belt at the age of 17.
She was also a badminton varsity player for CIC (Colegio dela Immaculada Concepcion) in 2004 and also a chess varsity player in 2005. CIC was the Inter-Catholic High-School Champion at that time and she was the Board 2 gold medalist. She also played soccer for the College of Nursing in the University of San Carlos (USC) Intramurals in 2008.
She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at USC last April 2009.
While taking medicine at the Cebu Institute of Medicine (CIM), she played badminton, soccer and swimming from 2010 to 2014.
She graduated from the Cebu Institute of Medicine (CIM) on April 2014 and passed the Physicians Licensure Board Examinations in August 2015. She is planning to specialize in surgery.
Jessa, 22, daughter of Felix and Juliet, comes from the nationally famous chess-playing family-the Balbonas. She was a consistent honor student in elementary and graduated salutatorian in high school at CIC.
She graduated cum laude from USC with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy and was once a member of the national chess team. She is also the first lady finals qualifier of Cepca in 25 years.
She passed the CPA board exams last June and is now connected with the prestigious Sycip, Gorres and Velayo management and accountancy firm in Makati.
We also have chess prodigies are Jerish 9 and Dwayne 8. Both are chess masters material and recipients of the sports writers award last year.
Jerish is the son of John Velarde and has played in Macau and Singapore representing the Philippines in his age group.
Dwayne was seven-under champion in Scotland last year while his father, Denster Abella, worked there as an OFW
World Cup. The FIDE World Cup, starting with 128 players, started last Sept. 10 and will end on Oct/ 5 in Baku, Azerbaijan, where next year’s Chess Olympiad will be held . The two finalists will qualify directly to the 2016 candidates’ tournament, and the winner of that tournament will challenge Magnus Carlsen for the world title later that year.
Wesley So overpowered an inexperienced Parham Maghsoodloo of Iran in the first round and the dangerous Csaba Balogh in the second to easily enter the third round. He is already assured of winning $16,000.
So’s best performance in this event came six years ago in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia where he made it to the Round-of-16 by stunning Gadir Guseinov, 4-1, Vassily Ivanchuk, 1.5-.5 and Gata Kamsky, 1.5-.5, one after the other before falling to Vladimir Malakhov, 1-4.
Tournament. This is to inform all chess players of the Cepca Silver Open tournament at SM City tomorrow Saturday and Sunday. Onsite registration is at 1030 a.m. and the tournament starts at 1 pm.

No comments: