sato Carl Zirex Sato – A NCAA online chess semifinalist for Perpetual. Photo by Dennis Abrina

Sato ousts Miranda

July 22, 2021 Theodore P. Jurado 702 views

UNIVERSITY of Perpetual Help System Dalta’s Carl Zirex Sato became the first seniors semifinalist after eliminating Letran’s Nel Richmond Miranda in the quarterfinals of the NCAA online chess tournament yesterday.

A member of the Altas squads that won their first-ever seniors and juniors titles, respectively, the 21-year old Sato, given the time to shine, remains in the hunt to give the Las Piñas-based program a chance of winning the gold in the virtual competition.

Sato was a rookie when Perpetual annexed its breakthrough Season 95 seniors championship in 2019.

Action in the quarterfinals continue with an all-College of Saint Benilde quarters duel between John Michael Magpily and Adrian Othniel Yulo at 3 p.m. today.

Arellano University’s Carl Ancheta and Jose Rizal University’s Avel Baldovia clash in the other quarters duel at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Disputing the last semifinals berth are Lyceum of the Philippines University’s Neymark Digno and Mapua’s John Paolo Gaspar Medina to cap the quarterfinals at 5:05 p.m. on Sunday.