SEA Games: PH chess breaks through with two medals | Inquirer Sports

SEA Games: PH chess breaks through with two medals

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 05:34 PM May 19, 2022
Laylo Bersamina Chess SEA Games

Photo from National Chess Federation of the Philippines Facebook

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine chess contingent won its first two medals in the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam on Thursday.

Grandmaster Darwin Laylo and International Master Paulo Bersamina snagged the silver medal in the men’s team rapid event at Quang Ninh Exhibition Of Urban Planning & Expo.


The tandem of Janelle Frayna, the first Filipino Woman Grand Master, and Marie Antoinette San Diego also made the podium, finishing with the bronze in women’s team rapid.

The Philippines failed to win a medal in the 2019 SEA Games.



Chinese chess checks in with hushed SEA Games debut

Inquirer’s special coverage of the Hanoi SEA Games 2021.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Darwin Laylo, Hanoi SEA Games, Janelle Frayna
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our sports news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

© Copyright 1997-2022 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.