Ella Grace Moulic of Davao City was yielded to Mugunda Kumar Mahalakshmi of Iran to remain at 4.0 points and was dropped into a a tie for 7th to 12th place in the Girls 16 and under after eight games of play.
In the Boys 8 and under, world youngest Fide Master seven year old Alekhine Nouri of Taguig City defeated Sindarov Javokhir of Uzbekistan to scored 5.0 points, the same output of Pourmousavi Seyed Kian of Iran and Nguen Duc Sang of Vietnam. Ramesh Babu Praggnanandhaa of India nipped compatriot Dey Mahitosh to take the lead with 7.5 points, full point ahead over Amartuvshin Ganzorig and Tugstumur Esuntumur of Mongolia who tote 6.5 points.
Jerlyn Mae San Diego of Dasmarinas, Cavite bowed to Ravi Rakshitta of India. She was stuck at 4.5 points in seven outings in the Girls 8 and under.
The country's campaign in the tournament is supported by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP), Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) and Bayan Muna Party-list group.
Other member of the team are Daryl Unix Samantila of Tonsuya, Malabon (4.5 points/ OU14); Istraelito Rilloraza of Las Pinas City (4.5 points/ OU12); Deniel Quizon of Taytay, Rizal (4.0 points/ OU10); Samantha Glo Revita of Rosales, Pangasinan (3.5 points/ G14); Bea Mendoza of Baguio City (4.0 points/ G12) and Mary Joy Tan of Misamis Oriental (3.5 points/ G10).