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 ).

Final Standing:


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


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

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