Chess players reap honors for the country in several tournaments
By Joey Villar
FILIPINO chess players collected top honors for the country as Michael Concio, Jr. and Paraphilippine team stars Jasper Rom, Menandro Redor and Cheryl Angot all triumphed in separate tournaments.
Mr Concio, 17, led the International Masters (IM) tournament from Hanoi to Vietnam after finishing unbeaten with seven points from five wins and four draws while MM. Rom, Redor and Ms. Angot topped their respective divisions at the Asian Online Championships for People. disabled on weekends.
Supported by Dasmariñas Congressman Pidi Barzaga, Mr Concio only needed a ninth and final round tie with Indonesian Aditya Bagus Arfan to claim the win and the 121.2 FIDE points that he earned. accompany.
In the concurrent grandmaster tournament also in Hanoi, another Filipino IM Daniel Quizon finished fourth with five points and also gained ranking points.
Thanks to their efforts, Mr. Concio, 17, reached a live rating of 2,380 while Mr. Quizon, 18, reached 2,420.
For Mr. Rom, he reigned supreme in the Physically Impaired Open division finishing with 4.5 runs over five sets while Mr. Redor was a cut above the rest in the Visually Impaired Open category as well with 4.5. points.
Ms. Angot, for her part, shocked heavy favorite WIM Irina Ostry of Kyrgyzstan in the final round to clinch gold in the physically disabled women’s section as well with 4.5 points.
Mr Mendoza crushed India’s RP Kanishri to deliver the country’s only silver medal with 3.5 points.
“It’s all for the country and the flag,” said National Paralympic Team Coach James Infiesto, who thanked the PSC, Philippine Paralympic Committee and NCFP for their support.