La­paz Iloilo, RS Lancers dom­i­nate Nat’l Team Chess Cham­pi­onships Visayas Leg

Cebu Daily News - - SPORTS - / R E P O R T E R G L E NDALE G. ROSAL

LA­PAZ Iloilo and RS Lancers emerged cham­pi­ons in last week­end’s 2017 Na­tional Rapid Team and In­di­vid­ual Chess Cham­pi­onship Visayas Leg at the Robin­sons Gal­le­ria Cebu.

La Paz Iloilo, manned by John Michael Silved­e­rio, Fritz Bryan Por­ras and Mark Jos­sel Mar­i­ano, fin­ished the sev­en­round com­pe­ti­tion with 6.0 points com­ing from five wins and two draws to dom­i­nate the rapid di­vi­sion and walk away with the whop­ping P25,000 cash prize.

The RS Lancers com­posed of El­lan Asuela, Syrel Co­leta and Romeo Sa­dia topped the blitz di­vi­sion and bagged the P12,000 top purse af­ter fin­ish­ing with six wins and one draw for 6.5 points.

RS Lancers placed sec­ond in the rapid di­vi­sion fol­lowed by team Ne­gros at third.

Salon De Rose Team A fin- ished sec­ond and Enagic Kan­gen set­tled for third in the blitz di­vi­sion.

The tour­na­ment was or­ga­nized by the Ar­tillery Foun­da­tion of the Philip­pines Inc. (AFPI) and Philip­pine Academy of Chess Ex­cel­lence.

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