Tuesday, February 23, 2010
DAVAO EXPERIENCE- GUEVARRA LAW TEAM OUTSMARTS DAVAO YOUNGSTARS - CONG. UNGAB TEAM 21.5 - 14.5 IN GRUDGE MATCH
( The Davao Youngstars team )
( The Davao Experience team with team captain and sponsor Atty. Jong Guevarra Jr. )
The Davao Experience- Guevarra Law team reigned supreme as it outsmarted the Davao Youngstars- Cong.Ungab team in the one day grudge match held on February 20, 2010. Venue of the match was the Toril Chess Club located at the Toril District Plaza for the 1st 4 rounds and Guevarra Law Office located at De Guzman St., Toril Poblacion, Davao City for the last 2 rounds. Candidate Master Jimmy Dano of Digos City, Davao del Sur emerged as the top scorer for the Experience team by sweeping his 6 matches. Erwin Tubog topscored for the Youngstars team with 4.5 pts in 6 matches.
( The ceremonial move was done by Atty. Jong Guevarra Jr. vs. John Ray Batucan as the other participants posed for posterity.)
The Experience team scored heavily in the first 3 rounds and erected a 5 points lead
going to the last 3 rounds. However, the Youngstars proved their resilience and won the 4th round match-up by a convincing 4-2 score. The last 2 rounds were won by the Experience team by an identical score of 4-2 thus the grudge match ended in favor of the Experience team by a score of 21.5 - 14.5.
( Adrian Llanos vs. 2009 Bob Bula Invitational champ Vincent Umayan )
The winning team received a cash price of P 5,000.00 courtesy of Cong. Isidro Ungab of the 3rd District of Davao City c/o Glen Paclar and Atty. Jong Guevarra Jr. of the Guevarra Law Office.
( Erwin Tubog vs. Henry Fajardo )
DAVAO EXPERIENCE- GUEVARRA LAW TEAM
1. JIMMY DANO (2131) - 6.0 POINTS
2. VINCENT UMAYAN (2024) - 4.0 "
3. NOFRE REYES (2013) - 4.5
4. LITO LAPUT (2033) - 1.0
5. HENRY FAJARDO (1959) - 3.0
6. ZALDY TABANAO - 3.0
21.5 POINTS - TOTAL SCORE
DAVAO YOUNGSTARS - CONG. UNGAB TEAM
1. JOHN RAY BATUCAN (1915) - O.5 POINT
2. NEPTALI BATUCAN JR. - 2.0 "
3.ADRIAN LLANOS - 3.0
4.AUSTIN JACOB LITERATUS - 1.5
5. ANTHONY MOSQUEDA - 3.0
6. ERWIN TUBOG - 4.5
14.5 POINTS - TOTAL SCORE
The experience team was composed of some of the best non-masters of Davao region while the Youngstars team was composed of the new crop of Davao chess stars who are incidentally, residents of Toril District, Davao City.
Although the final score appears to be lopsided, the match was exciting and highly competitive according to event organizer Atty. Jong Guevarra Jr. Yet in fact, the Youngstars had been defeating us with regularity in " Ubusan " chess matches hence the grudge match.
One year from now the result would surely be different as the young players continue to gain strenght and maturity in their play according to CM Jimmy Dano who counted GM's Joey Antonio and Mark Paragua as among his victims in tournament play.
( CM Jimmy Dano vs. John Ray Batucan )
( The players together with Dante dela Cruz, Atty. Jong Guevarra Jr. and Engr. Jun Atmosfera )
( The Davao Youngstars Team with team Captain Glen Paclar )