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Pelione claims title in Gov.Lacson age group chess

August 26, 2022

Rankings After Round 6 of Swiss System

Christian Pelione – Champion (5.5 pts.)
John Laurence Donguines – 2nd Place (5.5 pts.)
Neil Vincent Cena – 3rd Place (5.0 pts.)
Sean Lorenz Arguez – 4th Place (5.0 pts.)
Dwayne Pahaganas – 5th Place (4.5 pts.)
Dejel Cyrus De Asis – 6th Place (4.5 pts.)
Jamelin Ruth Lim – 7th Place (4.0 pts.)
Karl Patrick Bardinas – 8th Place (4.0 pts.)
Ryan Christian Cantiller – 9th Place (4.0 pts.)
Jhurell Rodjun Ferrer – 10th Place (4.0 pts.)

Bacolod-based Christian Pelione (5.5/6 pts, BH 24) finished strong in the last round against 5th placer Dwayne Pahaganas (4.5/6 pts, BH 22) to claim the championship title in during the 2022 Governor “Bong” Lacson Age Group Chess Championship at the Social Hall, Provincial Capitol Building in Bacolod City this afternoon, August 26.

A top 2 player in the recently concluded Abanse Negrense Search for Future Negros Chess Master, Pelione miscalculated his match with 14th placer Lance Gaurana (3.5/6 pts, BH 23) in Round 2 which ended in a draw. Pelione went home with a cash prize of P2,500.

The tournament was in Rapid format with 15 minutes of play plus 3 seconds increment in a 38-player field 17&under mixed boys and girls category presented by Abanse Negrense thru the Provincial Sports Office of Negros Occidental under the leadership of Executive Assistant IV Mr. Anthony Carlo “Tony” Agustin and Governor Eugenio Jose “Bong” Lacson.

To quote provincial sports coordinator Tony Agustin to the chess players this morning, “Your efforts in this event, both mental and physical, will be noted by the provincial government and sports officials. Like the athletes, we are all players who like to win the game of life. We are in the process to becoming the best that we can be.”

Agustin added that the province of Negros Occidental would bring chess events like these in the near future to produce best players and be an example to other aspiring chess enthusiasts.

According to chess coordinator Leo Romitman, one of the objectives of the chess program is to contribute to the development of players in this province by imploring the Negrosanon values and exposing them to different tournaments set by the program.

Joining Pelione in the top 3 recognition were 2nd placer John Laurence Donguines (5.5/6 pts, BH 22) and 3rd placer Neil Vincent Cena (5.0/6 pts, BH 20.5), who received P2,000 and P1,000 respectively.* (JGT)

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