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Quizon rules Kalivungan chessfest

August 31, 2022 Ed Andaya 546 views

THE Kalivungan Festival Open individual chess tournament was held last Aug. 27-29 in Cotabato City with IM Daniel Quizon winning the championship.

Quizon finished in a four-way tie for first place with six points, but clinched the title with higher tiebreak score.

Quizon brought home the top prize of P40,000 and trophy in the three-day event hosted by Cotabato Province Gov. Emmylou “Lala” Mendoza and Deputy Speaker/ Congressman Raymond Mendoza.

Finishing in a tie with Quizon were Vince Angelo Medina, FM Alekhine Nouri and NM Elmer Sumngat.

Medina took runner-up honors after tiebreak, followed by Nouri and Sumngat.

Three players — Ellan Asuela, Austin Jacob Literatus, and Ryhnan Arce — wound up with 5.5 points for fifth to seventh places.

Completing the top 10 finishers were Jayson Salubre, John Christian Lesaca and NM Elwin Retanal.

Special awards were given to Prince Philip Flores (Top Junior), Nathalie Liscano (Top Female), Talib Tiboron (Top Senior), Angelo Leejay Bolado (Top Kiddie/Male), Jasmine Olay (Top Kiddie/Female) and Sumail Sekak (Top Local).

Kidapawan Chess Club President Doc Ted Calica said cash prizes were also given to the 6th up to 10th placers, as well as the top players in different categories.

Tournament director was Ronald Olay.