Sunday, October 17, 2010
( THe winning team receiving their prize from Atty. Jong Guevarra Jr. Also in photo is team sponsor Glen Paclar and Team Manager Engr. Jun Atmosfera Jr.)
The Davao Youngstars team cemented its claim as the new chess stars of the Davao region by defeating the Davao Experienced Stars 19-17 in the 1st Atty. Jong Guevarra Cup- Davao Rising Stars vs. Davao Experienced Stars chess duel. The huge upset netted the team composed of FM Austin Jacob Literatus, FM elect John Ray Batucan, Jerwell Andoy, James Bulicatin, Mohammad Sacar and Erwin Tubog Jr. the winner's prize of P 12,000.00 plus a big trophy.
( The winners whopping it up with other players and supporters)
It was a double celebration for the Youngstars team as Jerwell Andoy bagged the best individual performance worth P 1,000.00 plus a chess life magazine. Andoy tied with IM Candidate Reggie Olay with 5 pts. each at the end of the match when the latter got ambushed in the 5th round by Jay Bulicatin in another huge upset. In the ensuing sudden death Armageddon, Olay won the toss coin and choose the white pieces with 10 mins. playing time while Andoy handled the black pieces with 7 minutes but only needing a draw to win the individual prize. In the ensuing play and perhaps due to fatigue, Olay uncharacteristically put his queen in prise which Andoy readily gobbled forcing Olay to resign a few moves later.
( The sudden death Armageddon game for the best individual performance between IM Candidate Reggie Olay and Jerwell Andoy)
The match was a big success with Engr. Allan Diez conceding that perhaps the 1st Mindanaoan Grand Master will emerged from among the members of the winning team. It was also a good tune-up for the Youngstars who will pit their skills with other equally talented youngstars all over the Philippines during the grand finals of the Shell National Active Youth Tourney scheduled to be held in Manila this weekend.
( CM Vincent Umayan vs. FM Austin Jacob Literatus ).
The winning team was sponsored by Glen Paclar with Engr. Jun Atmosfera as team manager.
( The Davao Experienced team with Atty. Jong Guevarra. Not in photo is team member James Infiesto ).
The Davao Experienced Stars team was composed of IM Candidate Reggie Olay, NM Alexander Lupian, NM Cedric Magno, CM Vincent Umayan, CM James Infiesto and Engr. Allan Diez who was also the team sponsor.
( The winning team with their trophy.)
The highly successful chess match was sponsored by Atty. Jong Guevarra Jr. and supported by Glen Paclar, Engr. Allan Diez and James Infiesto, Region 11 coordinator of National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP).
( Ubusan ginagmay edition. Its payback time for me and partner Nofre Reyes and Ali Jover against the Youngstars team B ).
The match was organized by the Chess Excellence Ltd. Co and supported by the Metro Toril Chess Association (MTCA).
( Ubusan big time edition. Davao's top guns of blitz in action ).
Jerwell Andoy - 5 points
FM elect John Ray Batucan - 3.5 "
FM Austin Jacob Literatus - 3.5 "
Jay Bulicatin - 3.0 "
Mohammad Sacar - 2.0 "
Erwin Tubog Jr. - 2.0 "
TOTAL 19.0 points
DAVAO EXPERIENCED STARS
IM Candidate Reggie Olay - 5.0 points
NM Alexander Lupian - 4.5 "
NM Cedric Magno - 3.0 "
CM James Infiesto - 2.0 "
CM Vincent Umayan - 2.0 "
Engr. Allan Diez - 0.5 "
TOTAL 17.0 points
Saturday, October 16, 2010
The Davao Youngstars team showed their true worth by posting a 1 point lead 10.5-9.5 midway through the 1st Atty. Jong Guevarra Cup- Davao Youngstars vs. Davao Experience Stars Chess duel held at the Toril Chess Plaza last Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010. Out-rated but never outfought, the Youngstars outfoxed their veteran opponents with crucial wins delivered by Toril's 1-2 punch FM elect John Ray Batucan and FM Austin Jacob Literatus.
( Atty. Jong Guevarra Jr and IM Candidate Reggie Olay doing the ceremonial moves ushering the start of the classic chess match. Looking on are some of Davao's finest chessplayers and stakeholders)
Batucan swept his first 3 opponents with wins against Engr. Allan Diez, NM Cedric Magno and CM Vincent Umayan. Literatus, on the other hand, halved the point with NM Alex Lupian in the 1st round, and won against CM James Infiesto and Engr. Allan Diez. Jerwell Andoy also pitched in, win wins against CM James infiesto (advance game ), NM Cedric Magno and CM Vincent Umayan. He suffered his only loss against IM Candidate Reggie Olay.
(Toril's 1-2 punch FM elect John Ray Batucan and FM Austin Jacob Literatus, pondering their moves against NM Cedric Magno and CM James Infiesto, respectively, in 2nd round action).
Meanwhile, IM Candidate Reggie Olay showed why he is the runaway favorite to win the individual top performer award by breezing through his first 3 opponents, winning handily against Mohammad Sacar, Erwin Tubog Jr. and Jerwell Andoy, respectively, to lead the Experience stars. He was ably supported by NM Alexander Lupian who delivered wins against Mohammad Sacar and Erwin Tubog while drawing his game against FM AJ Literatus.
Showing who's the boss. Erwin Tubog Jr. vs. IM Candidate Reggie Olay. NM Alexander Lupian ( standing w/ hat), keenly watching the game.
However, the veterans showed their true worth by winning the 3rd round 4-2 paving the way for an exciting finish today. The last 3 rounds will be played today at the resthouse of Gen Paclar at Eden, Bayabas, Toril, Davao City. The winning team will receive cash prize amounting to P 12,000.00 and a big trophy while the top scorer will receive a cash prize of P 1,000.00 + chess life magazine. The keenly awaited chess match is sponsored by Atty.Jong Guevarra Jr. and supported by Glen Paclar and Engr. Allan Diez. Special mention also to Engr. Jun Atmosfera Jr., Team Manager of the Youngstars, James Infiesto, Region XI Coordinator of National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP), Alfred Moulic-Arbiter, Engr. Nofre Reyes, Henry Fajardo and the rest of the players and chess supporters for making this event possible. The match is organized by the Chess Excellence Ltd. Co and supported by the Metro Toril Chess Association (MTCA).
( Team Experience sponsor Engr. Allan Diez vs. Jay Bulicatin. The game ended in a draw. Watching the game is Engr. Jun Atmosfera Jr., Team Manager of the Davao Youngstars )
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
1ST ATTY. JONG GUEVARRA CUP - " DAVAO RISING STARS VS. DAVAO EXPERIENCE STARS CHESS CHALLENGE" SET ON OCT. 16-17, 2010
( Atty. Jong Guevarra Jr. awarding the champion's trophy to Erwin Tubog, winner of the 2008 1st IM Marlo Micayabas Chess Tourney. Tubog will be one of the players for the Youngstars team )
The first ever chess match featuring Davao's up and coming youngstars vs. Davao's veteran and finest woodpushers is finally set on October 16 and 17, 2010. The venue will be the Toril Chess Plaza on the first day and Glen Paclar's resthouse at Eden, Bayabas, Toril, Davao City on the second day. The winning team will receive cash prize amounting to P 12,000.00 and a big trophy while the top scorer will receive a cash prize of P 1,000.00 + chess life magazine. The keenly awaited chess match is sponsored by Atty.Jong Guevarra Jr. and supported by Glen Paclar and Engr. Allan Diez.
Now lets introduce first the members of the Davao Youngstars team.
1. FIDE Master Austin Jacob Literatus -13 years old ( 2010 ASEAN 14 and under champ)
2. FIDE Master elect John Ray Batucan - 14 years old( 2008 ASEAN 12 and under champ)
( FM elect John Ray Batucan and FM Austin Jacob Literatus. the 1-2 punch of the Youngstars).
I have already featured the chess exploits of these two youngstars in my past posts in this blog so there is no need to elaborate.
( Mohamad Sacar playing board 1 for Holy Cross of Davao College )
3. MOHAMAD S. SACAR
NCFP Rating: 1996
CHED NATIONAL GAMES 2010 BOARD 1: GOld Medal
1st JVR Interschool tournament 2010 Board 1 :Individual and TEam Champion
Kadayawan Chess Open 2010 : 1st Runner Up
DACS 2010 Board 1: Individual and Team Champion
4. JAY V. BULICATIN
SCHOOL:JOSE MARIA COLLEGE
Shell National Active Chess Championship (2003-2004), kiddies category, champion
Shell National Active Chess Championship (2004-2005), kiddies category, champion
DAVRAA (2005-2006) held in Mati City, champion
Shell National Active Chess Championship (2005-2006), junior category, champion
PRISAA MEET(2007-2008) college division, held in Broken Shire College, champion
Regional Prisaa Meet (2007-2008) held in University of Mindanao, champion
National Prisaa Meet(2007-2008) held in Zamboanga, 3rd place
Chess Tournament junior category (2008-2009), held in GS Mall, champion
Chess Tournament junior category (2008-2009), held in HCDC, champion
Chess Tournament junior category (2008-2009), held in Damosa St. Dvo., champion
Chess Tournament Class B category (2008-2009) held in GS Mall, 2nd place
Samal chess tournament (2008-2009), junior category, champion
CHED meet (2009-2010), held in HCDC champion
Regional CHED meet (2009-2010), held in University of Mindanao, champion
5. JERWEL ANDOY
2009 Kadayawan Open Champion
2010 Shell National Youth Active Tourney- junior champion ( Cagayan de Oro leg)
Board 1- Jose Maria College varsity team
( Erwin Tubog vs. Nofre Reyes during the Toril Youngstars vs. veterans match )
2008 IM Marlo Micayabas Chess Tourney- champion
2010 Shell National Youth Active Tourney- tied for 1st ( Davao City leg)
Holy Cross of Davao College - varsity player
Team sponsor is Glen Paclar while the team Manager is Engr.Jun Atmosfera Jr. Team coach is Henry Fajardo while th eteam analyst is Engr.Nofre Reyes.
The Davao Experience Stars on the other hand,is composed of IM candidate Reggie Olay, NM Alexander Lupian, NM Cedric Magno, CM Vincent Umayan, CM James Infiesto and Engr. Alan Diez. Team sponsor is Engr. Allan Diez while the team manager is Maning Eva of Multicar.
I will feature the chess exploits of the Experience Stars in my next post..