Thursday, July 9, 2009


Austin Jacob Literatus together with some members of the RP Youth team who brought honor to the country in the recently concluded 10th ASEAN+ Age-Group Chess Championships in Vietnam.
Front row: Sheider Nebato, Paolo Kristobal, John Alcon Datu Back row: Tristan Ibaoc, Vince Medina, Jacob Literatus, Paulo Bersamina., Cherry Ann Mejia, Ma. Ysabelle Joyce Semillano, and Bernadette Galas
(Photo first posted at Malibay ChessClub Blog)

Austin Jacob Literatus (playing White) seeing action in Board 1 versus 2008 Shell National Chess Active Championship overall champ Jerich Cajeras (Kiddies Division).
(Photo first posted at Malibay ChessClub Blog )

( Picture taken during the 1st IM Marlo Micayabas Toril Chess Championships )

TWELVE-year-old Austin Jacob Literatus of Toril, Davao City will be the youngest Male Athlete of the Year in the history of the annual So Kim Cheng Sports Awards to be held on July 22 at the Pantawan Hall-Pagcor of the Grand Regal Hotel.

Literatus bagged one individual gold medal, three team silvers and one individual bronze in the recently concluded Asean Age-Group Chess Championships in Hue City, Vietnam, was the overwhelming choice for the prestigious award.

Austin Jacob Literatus incidentally, is the nephew of the 1982 Asian Junior Champion International Master Marlo Micayabas.

Just recently, he lead the Cong. Ungab - Toril Youngstars team to a 4th place finish in the just concluded Tagum Open Chess Team Tournament scoring 4.5 pts in 5 games to bag the gold in board 2. Other members of the team includes John Ray Batucan ( Bd. 1); Neptali Batucan Jr. ( Bd. 3) and Nikki Yngayo ( Bd. 4).

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