Literatus, Moulic shine in chessfest

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

DAVAO City’s top players Austin Jacob Literatus and Ella Grace Moulic ruled their respective divisions in the 2014 Mayor Rody and Vice Mayor Pulong Duterte National Age Group Chess Championships-Mindanao Leg that ended Sunday at the Kadayawan Hall of NCCC Mall Davao.

Toril resident Literatus, who is a varsity scholar at the National University, topped the boys 20-under division with five points in the six-round Swiss System format event while Prince Mark Aquino of Luzon scored 4.5 to place second. Clark Kent Anabieza and Alvin Acas each scored 4.0 to share the third and fourth place.

Holy Cross of Davao College's Moulic, for her part, tallied four points in five rounds to beat University of Mindanao's Exiquila Apao and Kathleen Joy Meniano of Bukidnon, who each made 2.5 points, for the girls 20-under crown.


Romy Fagon of Pangasinan copped the boys 18-under title over Aljie Cantonjos of Misamis Oriental and South Cotabato's Baltazar Rafales Jr., while Davao City's Rowelyn Joy Acedo bested Dhona Yngayo and Frances Diane Surposa to annex the girls crown.

Andre Miguel Jorgio earned 5.5 to rule the boys 16-under event at the expense of 4.5 pointers Ardyin Hijastro of General Santos and Ahmad Ali Azote of Butuan while the girls title went to Julie Anne Opema.

Romeo Canino bagged the boys 14-under crown with 5.5 points while Honey Grace Buenafe of Davao City (5.0) topped the girls' class.

Marc Jason Comendador of General Santos emerged boys 12-under champion over next two placers Japheth Aaron Caresosa and Earl Rhey Mantilla.

Irish Yngayo snatched the girls 12-under title over Me Ann Joy Baclayon and Mary Joy Tan.

The other champions were Clyde Harris Saraos (boys 10-under), Lorebina Carrasco of Cagayan de Oro (girls 10u), Karlycris Clarito Jr. (boys 8u) and Aliyah Rae Lumangtad of General Santos City (girls 8u).

All winners received cash prizes and medals in the three-day event hosted by the City Government of Davao in cooperation with the Philippine Sports Commission and supported by the Philippine Olympic Committee. (MDC)

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 26, 2014.


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