Wednesday, November 9, 2011


( The participants )

After 5 rounds of heated action, the 2011 Davao Executives Invitational chess tourney which was held on November 7, 2011 at the Guevarra Law Office, De Guzman St., Toril, Davao City came to an end with Rhynan Arce and Glen Paclar emerging as joint winners with scores of 4 points each. Arce of Aqua Eternal and a former varsity player of UST racked-up 4 straight wins including a 1st round win over Glen Paclar. However, a last round loss against Engr. Napoleon Recososa caused him the solo championship..

( The ceremonial moves done by Atty. Jong Guevarra Jr. of Guevarra Law Office and Atty. Leo Carrillo, Regional Director of the Parole and Probation Office-Region XI)

Glen Paclar of GP Construction and a former University of Mindanao (UM) varsity player meanwhile, racked-up 4 straight wins after his 1st round loss to tie Arce with 4 points. Arce, however was declared the champion via superior tie breaks. He and Paclar however, equally divided the P 5,000.00 total prize for the 1st and 2nd placer. Engr. Napoleon Recososa bagged 3rd place with 3. 5 points.

( Players in deep concentration )

Prizes for the tournament are as folllows: Champion -cash price of P 3,000.00 + chess book, P 2,000.00 for the 2nd placer and P 1,000.00 for the 3rd placer. The tournament was organized by the Davao Executives and Professional Chess Association in coordination with the Chess Excellence Ltd. Co. The tourney was ably supported by Atty. Jong Guevarra Jr. of Guevarra Law Office, Glen Paclar of GP Construction and Christopher Yap of ONB-Toril.

( Last round match-up. Engr. Jun Atmosfera vs. Glen Paclar )

The 1 day tourney was a 5 round swiss system with 25 mins/player. Registration fee was pegged at P 500.00/player. Nofre Reyes and Alfred Moulic officiated the tourney.

( Atty. Jong Guevarra pondering his next move )

Lots of videoke and blitz games followed after the awarding of prizes. With the success of the tournament, the organizers are planning to hold a much bigger tournament tentatively set on December 17, 2011 which is also set as the Association's Christmas party with 2 categories in place, executives and professionals.

( The Champion- Rhynan Arce with Chris Yap and Atty. Jong Guevarra )

( 2nd placer- Glen Paclar )

( 3rd placer- Engr. Napoleon Recososa ).

( Kainan time!... )

( Winners of the Toril Class C tournament )

( Videoke time !! )

Final Ranking after 5 Rounds
Rk. Name FED Rtg Pts. TB1 TB2 TB3
1 ARCE Rhynan Aqu 0 4.0 1.0 14.0 8.5
2 PACLAR Glen GP 0 4.0 0.0 13.0 8.5
3 RECOSOSA Engr. Napoleon Gul 0 3.5 0.0 13.5 8.0
4 YAP Christopher One 0 3.0 1.0 14.0 8.5
5 GUEVARRA Atty. Dionisio Gue 0 3.0 0.0 11.5 7.0
6 ATMOSFERA Engr. Jun Bor 0 2.5 0.0 12.0 7.5
7 SIBAYAN Engr. Manuel NYK 0 2.0 1.0 13.0 7.5
8 CARRILLO Atty. Leo PPA 0 2.0 0.0 9.0 5.0
9 VARQUEZ Flaviano Jr. BDO 0 1.0 0.0 12.0 6.5

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