Standing after 2 rds:
2 pts. - J. Pimentel, M. Lagula, V. Medina, P. Evangelista, J. Fronda, J. Castro, J. Frayna
1.5 pts. – P. Bersamina, C. Coquilla, J. Florendo, J. Mirano
2 pts. – J. Enriquez, M. San Diego, G. Romero, C. Laz, L. Salinas, J. Pineda
1.5 pts. – C. Mejia, A. Lim
University of Santo Tomas Woman Varsitarian Christine Joyce Laz upset top seed WNM Jan Jodilyn Fronda of De La Salle to prevent the onslaught of pre-tournament favorite in the second round of the 2012 National Juniors Chess championships being conducted at the Cabagnot training center in Kalibo, Aklan.
Pangasinan bet and 4th seed Samantha Glo Revita was likewise defeated by Loraine Salinas of UST.
Second seed and De La Salle Varsity team mate WFM Cherry Ann Mejia (Pangasinan) was held to a draw by 10th seed Adelaide Joie Lim OF Bacolod.
Completing the leader board with two points are Jean Karen Enriquez of Adamson Marie Antoinette San Diego (Cavite) Gladys Romero of FEU and Judith Pineda (De La Salle)
Bacolod native Joel Pimentel of the College of Saint Benilde Varsity leads the Open Division with two points by beating Franz Robert Grafil of De La Salle along with FEU McDominique Lagula (Nueva Viscaya) who crushed Jeazzir kline Surposa of Gen San, FEU Vince Angelo Medina (Cavite) dismantled Paul Benjamin Casiano of Bulacan, Paul Robert Evangelista (Pangasinan) trampled Sean Andrew Olan of Sta.Rosa, FEU-FERN Jose Castro upset Marc Christian Nazario of UP(Quezon City) while Legaspi City resident and 2011 Junior Girls champion WNM Janelle Mae Frayna of FEU the lone female entry whipped Baltazar Rafales Jr and Jude Emil Fronda of UST trashed his teammate Normel Benigno De Jesus of Bulacan.
Former Junior National Champion and second seed FIDE Master Paulo Bersamina settled for a draw with local bet Jan Francis Mirano of FEU to amass 1.5 points each together with National Master Joey Albert Florendo (UST) who drew his match with Chester Jason Coquilla of Misamis Oriental.
The brief Opening Ceremonies was highlighted by the turn-over of 30 chess sets and two Giant Demonstration Boards from the National Chess Federation of the Philippines, represented by Executive Director GM Jayson Gonzales, to the Province of Aklan thru Provincial Sports Director FA Wilfredo Neri in behalf of Governor Carlito S. Marquez.