Pelione Wins U12 Title in 7th Bata Chess Tourney

Christian Pelione won the Under 12 title with a score of 4.5/5 points in standard play during the 2-day 7th Barangay Bata Chess Tournament 2017 at the Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Gym in Bata, Bacolod City.

U12 champion Pelione outpointed 2nd placer Irimar Ortega (4.0/5 pts, 14.5 BH) and 3rd placer Jhunrell Ferrer (4.0/5 pts, 14.0 BH) for the age-group title.

Rounding up the U12 top 10 finishers include: Neil Cena (3.5/5, 17.0), Alessa Montepio (3.5/5, 14.0), Jasmine Atienza (3.5/5, 13.0), Jamelin Lim (3.0/5, 15.0), Patrick Launo (3.0/5, 13.0), Janna Remus (3.0/5, 12.0), and Adam Belano (3.0/5, 8.0).

During the opening ceremony, Bata kagawad Roderick Gregas reiterated his gratefulness for the continued support of the parents and chess players in the sports program of the barangay.

“We hope that this age-group tournament will serve its purpose to improve and nurture the growing chess talents of these young kids,” Gregas added.

Gregas is chairman on Committee of Sports for Bata.

Bacolod City Chess Players Association Inc. president Dominador Bergano Jr., in his message said, this tournament is good for the chess community especially for our young potentials which are the future of Bacolod chess.

Completing the Inter-Purok division top 10: Philip Caudilla (4.5/5, 14.0), Vito Tapulgo (4.0/5, 14.0, 10.5 SB), Ariel Solinap (4.0/5, 14.0, 9.5 SB), Joemarie Tribaco (3.0/5, 14.5), Stephen Sancho (3.0/5, 14.0), Francisco Gallo (3.0/5, 10.0), Jomar Funuan (2.5/5, 14.5), Lover Sangho (2.0/5, 14.0), Joseph Cuerda (2.0/5, 12.5), and Angelo Soldevilla (2.0/5, 11.0).

The winners received their respective cash prizes, trophies, and medals during the awarding ceremony on Sunday.

This chess tournament is sponsored by the Barangay Bata Council with punong barangay Angelito Abaring thru the efforts of kagawad Gregas and organized by the officers of Barangay Bata Chess Club.* (JGToga)