Shell chess finals set Sept. 19
NCR leg winners Marc Labog, Julius Gonzales and Jerome Aragones banner a 48-player field in the 2015 Shell National Youth Active Chess Championship national finals slated Sept. 19 and 20 at SM Megamall in Mandaluyong.
Seniors champion Labog and runners-up McDominique Lagula and Antonio Almodal will face the other top finishers of the Visayas, Northern and Southern Mindanao and Southern Luzon legs. Gonzales is the juniors winner and Aragones the kiddies’ level topnotcher.
Only NCR has three finalists in each category while the rest of the regional legs are sending only the top two. Shell has been staging the tournament for Filipino students under 20 years old since 1992.
OTHER SRS FINALISTS: Visayas’ Adrian dela Cruz, Jethro Esplanada; Northern Mindanao’s Allan Pason, Abraham Claro; Southern Mindanao’s John Ray Batucan, Kenneth Norman Honculada; Southern Luzon’s Ricardo Batcho, Vince Medina; JRS: NCR’s Daryl Samantila, Dennis Gutierrez Jr.; Visayas’ Genesis Borromeo, Cris Pondoyo; Northern Mindanao’s Tristan Ibaoc, Ahmad Ali Azote; Southern Mindanao’s Adrian Yulo, Joel Gimony; Southern Luzon’s Dale Bernardo, Jayson Danday;
KIDDIES: NCR’s Daniel Quizon, Justine Mordido; Visayas’ Philgymn Villajuan, Adrian de Luna; Northern Mindanao’s Samuel Ventanilla, Clyde Saraos; Southern Minadanao’s Ronald Canino, Chris Sarchez; Southern Luzon’s Dennis Gutierrez, Mark Jay Bacojo of Escuela de Sto. Rosario (Southern Luzon);
FEMALE: Crissa Cañada, Airene Robillos, Robina Padro, Dhona Yngayo, Arvie Lozano, seniors; Jesca Docena, Laila Nadera, Vanessa Magno, Frince Ezra Ocliasa, Charlotte Paez, juniors section; Rheam de Guzman, Marian Calimbo, Lorebina Carrasco, Irish Yngayo, Jasmine Balabbo
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