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Philippine pro chess tourney receives positive response
by Rick Olivares - March 5, 2021 - 12:48pm
Viewership of their matches on livestream every Wednesday and Saturday is at 5,000 and rising with every play date. 
Palawan Queen's Gambit opens women's month with win over Lapu Lapu in PCAP
by Rick Olivares - March 4, 2021 - 3:08pm
The Queen’s Gambit have been unlucky in many recent outings as they would lose matches sometimes by a hairline. And yet, last Wednesday, March 3, the Queen’s Gambit looked like it was going to go the...
PWU: A rising futsal power
by Rick Olivares - February 27, 2021 - 5:11pm
Don’t look now, but that quiet and unobtrusive school along Taft Avenue is making noises.
GM Mark Paragua: When student becomes teacher and master
by Rick Olivares - February 26, 2021 - 10:57am
If real life were science fiction, then chess Grandmaster Mark Paragua would be a Jedi Master — one overseeing his younglings and padawans, to borrow from Star Wars lore.
Negros squeaks past San Juan; Manila upends Iloilo in PCAP
by Rick Olivares - February 25, 2021 - 4:29pm
Professional Chess Association of the Philippines Southern Conference pacesetter Negros Kingsmen squeaked past the San Juan Predators in Wednesday play.
Camarines nips Caloocan in PCAP Armageddon shootout
by Rick Olivares - February 25, 2021 - 11:48am
In a battle of Professional Chess Association of the Philippines heavyweights, the Camarines Soaring Eagles defeated Caloocan City Loadmanna Knights, 3-0, in Armageddon play last Wednesday evening.
PCAP stories: Buenaventuras of Naga make chess comeback
by Rick Olivares - February 17, 2021 - 1:33pm
For the Buenaventura family of Naga City — Joel Sr. — the patriarch, Johnlyn who is the eldest daughter, and Engineer Jojo who is the third of four children — the timing of the Professional...
PCAP stories: In Cebu, chess is in the blood of the Mangubats
by Rick Olivares - February 15, 2021 - 2:17pm
It is amazing how chess can be handed down from one generation to another. And to another.
Suzara calls for immediate change in volleyball landscape
by Rick Olivares - February 15, 2021 - 12:50pm
Philippine National Volleyball Federation Inc. (PNFVI) President Ramon “Tats” Suzara is asking every volleyball coach, player and fan to strap on that seatbelt and get excited for this new ride.
Senior citizen father-son duo hoping to give Caloocan PCAP title
by Rick Olivares - February 14, 2021 - 3:02pm
When you go beyond the immediate novelty, the Villasenors are a huge part of the Caloocan team which is leading the Northern Conference of PCAP. 
PCAP stories: Cagayan Kings’ Jonito & Jake Tumaliuan
by Rick Olivares - February 12, 2021 - 4:20pm
In the Cagayan Kings line-up is the father and son combination of 63-year old Jonito and Jake Tumaliuan.
Finding their field of dreams at 'Tuloy'
by Rick Olivares - February 11, 2021 - 5:27pm
The sprawling 4.5-hectare facility located in Alabang, Muntinlupa is home to at least 160 children from “the less privileged parts of society” as its founder, Salesian priest Fr. Marciano “Rocky”...
On the 10th anniversary of Azkals' historic win over Mongolia
by Rick Olivares - February 10, 2021 - 1:40pm
Fresh of the PMNT’s stirring 2010 Suzuki Cup where they booked the semi-finals for the first time, the nationals showed they were no one-trick pony as Azkals mania was in full swing after that win over the...
'Tuloy sa Don Bosco': A model Philippine grassroots sports program
by Rick Olivares - February 9, 2021 - 4:11pm
If there is any model sports grassroots program in the Philippines, it is the Tuloy sa Don Bosco Foundation.
Superliga will continue, says league chairman
by Rick Olivares - February 9, 2021 - 10:54am
In the wake of the departure of the PLDT and Cignal squads from the Philippine Superliga, Philstar.com touched-base with its chairman, Philip Juico.
Gorayeb hopes new recruits will help Home Fibr Hitters return to PVL
by Rick Olivares - February 8, 2021 - 1:03pm
When you look at the PLDT Home Fibr Hitters’ lineup that will see action in the upcoming Premier Volleyball League Open Conference season, it is not your typical Roger Gorayeb team.
North squads rule 1st PCAP inter-div play
by Rick Olivares - February 8, 2021 - 12:33pm
If you are keeping a scorecard, in the first ever crossover between the Northern and Southern conferences of the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines, the former won, 7-5, last February 6.
GM Joey Antonio: Chess more popular than ever
by Rick Olivares - February 5, 2021 - 1:21pm
“Napakaganda ng response ng tao sa chess ngayon,” exclaimed Chess Grandmaster Joey Antonio during the TOPS Usapang Sports forum online Friday.
VisMin Super Cup opens up hoops opportunities down south
by Rick Olivares - February 4, 2021 - 12:18pm
Thee VisMin Super Cup is the newest pro basketball league that will cater to the Visayas and Mindanao regions of the country.
Mindoro scores huge upset over Iloilo in PCAP
by Rick Olivares - February 4, 2021 - 10:47am
The Mindoro Elgin Tamaraws just sent a message throughout the entire Professional Chess Association of the Philippines — the southern conference is more than a three-team race.
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