Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella (seated left) and CEPCA President Engr. Jerry Maratas make the ceremonial move formally kicking off the 3rd Boy ‘Chessmoso’ Memorial Chess Cup Tatluhan Rapid Tournament last Saturday at the Barracks Chess Club in Robinsons Galleria Cebu. Looking on are the rest of the CEPCA officers in Engr. John Velarde, Stephen Rosales, Edwin Cablao, Jun Olis, Engr. Bob Inocian, Darianne Vales, and Ruel Hortelano.
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Out-of-towners off to hot starts in CEPCA Tatluhan chessfest
(The Freeman) - October 21, 2019 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — Two out-of-town teams got off to flying starts to share the lead after four rounds of action in the Cebu Executives and Professionals Chess Association (CEPCA)-organized 3rd Boy ‘Chessmoso’ Memorial Chess Cup Tatluhan Rapid Tournament over the weekend at the Barracks Chess Club in Robinsons Galleria Cebu.

Noah Declan Chess Team of Bohol manned by Norman Longjas, Glicerio Pardillo Jr and Genesis Apog and the Pinoy Chess Store from Negros Occidental powered by Bryle Arellano, Eric Abanco and Romeo Sadia III are currently on top of the heap wioth 8.0 points each.

The defending champion CEPCA  Team A of Venancio Loyola, Arnolito Cadiz and Amado Olea posted 7.0 points to position themselves at joint third to fifth spots with The Bachelors of Richard Natividad, Ruel Nuttal, and Martin Sean Kwan and Cebu Progress Marketing of Joel Pacuribot, Carlos Moreno and Bong San Pascual.

Running sixth to 12th places with 6.0 points apiece are the Sagay City Chess Club A, Split Second, Triple Lima, Bitoon, CDO Veterans Move, USJ-R Jaguars Team A and EVC.

Participated in by 64 teams, the two-day tilt presented by CEPCA and backed up by Jemar Engineering Services, Celjem Construction and Development Corporation, Handuraw Pizza, and Salon de Rose offers close to P100,000 in cash prize to the winners.

The champion will go home P30,000 richer, while the second to fifth placers will pocket P20,000, P10,000, P7,000 and P5,000, respectively. Those who will make it to the top 12 will get P2,000 each while the top board players will get a P1,000 bonus. (FREEMAN)  

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