The FEU Pure Power defeated MJ Yabut Realty B to edged out Orbe Chess Team in the tie-break to capture the Blitz Team event title of the National Inter-Commercial Chess Championships held Saturday at the 3rd floor Food Court of the Alphaland Southgate Mall in Magallanes, Makati City.
The FEU Pure Power led by National Master John Merill Jacutina prevailed over Yabut Realty by a 2.5-1.5 margin by virtue of a double win of board 3 player Dale Bernardo over Andy Banag and board 4 player Istraelito Rilloraza against Malik Faizhal Gumama as the board 1 antagonists: NM Jacutina and Lennon Hart Salgados halved the point. Scorer for Yabut Realty is Mark Anthony Yabut who made short work of Ma. Mae Bel Grace San Juan. Pure Power’s output is eleven match points, the same output as the Orbe chess team composed of National Master Efren Bagamasbad, Kevin Arquero, Ricardo Batcho and Kenneth Hizon who could only manage to draw with Eduel’s Top Secret 2-2. Eduel’s Top Secret is led by FIDE Master Nelson Mariano III.
The FEU Pure Power bagged the ten thousand top plum while Orbe settled for seven thousand runner-up prize. Third placer is One Combined, with four thousand cash prize and is composed of Board 1 National Master David Elorta, Board 2 John Marvin Miciano, Board 3 Rey Jay Pascual and Board 4 Rommel Lucion. Fourth placer is Eduel’s Top Secret, fifth placer is Eduel’s Sikretong Malupit which is led by FM Mark Joseph Turqueza and Sixth place AFPI, Artillery Foundation of the Philippines, Inc.
The Rapid Team and Individual event opens today December 6, 2015 with registration scheduled at 9:00 to 11:00 am and game proper immediately follows. Registration fee is three thousand pesos inclusive of lunch for all team members.
Salient features of the Rules: 7 Rounds Swiss System using the Swiss Manager for Pairings; Four members per team; Averaged rating must not exceed 2050 Elo; School Teams must bring school IDs; Only one titled player allowed per team except two for all women’s team. List of Prizes to be posted at the venue, 6 teams to qualify for a category prize.
The event is being organized by the Artillery Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. (AFPI) and the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP), supported by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) in cooperation with the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC).