DAVAO CITY, (PNA) — Kenneth John Tabada and Carl Zirex Sato both posted on Sunday their third straight wins to share the lead in the 20-Under boys division of the on-going Mayor Rody and Vice Mayor Pulong Duterte Kadayawan Age-Group Chess tournament at the NCCC Mall here.
Tabada crushed Cedric John Petalcorin while Sato downed Tahseen Saludsong in the third round to tie for the lead with identical 3.0 points.
Meanwhile, Batang Pinoy Mindanao Qualifying leg girls’ chess triple gold medalist, Ella Grace Moulic, who is campaigning here in the boys division is tied with Gino Angelo Asuncion in second place with 2.5 points.
Moulic had a draw with Franklin Libaton while Asuncion beat Raymondwil Mirantes.
Libaton now totes 2.0 and is tied in third with Petalcorin, Saludsong, Bhing Joel Gimony, John Gerald Acedo, Daniel Borinaga, Manuelito Belarma, Johua Noel Tiagan and Andrian John Yap.
In the girls’ division, Joerlz Gimony and Mariane Jasmine Infiesto also made their third straight wins to share the lead with similar 3.0 points.
Gimony beat Erna Liwanan while Infiesto outclassed Janine Chanelle Fune.
Bunched in second place with 2.0 points are Liwanan, Fune, Jane Hitfield Caingles, Angel Davao and Mara Ostique.
In the boys’ 14 under, Gerald Casivo, Eric Yngayo Jr., James Sumatra, Kuth John Placencia and Kryz Lord Metran are tied with identical 3.0 points while leading in the distaff side also with 3.0 points are Lorraine Yngayo, Honey Grace Buenafe and Frinze Ezra Odiasa.
The leaders in the boys 10 under are Irish Yngayo, Sumyla Sekak and Queen Peralta with 3.0 points while in the girls’ division are Billy Joel Sarno and Kyle Patryk Metran with 3.0 pts.
The two-day tournament is organized by FA James Infiesto, regional director of the National Chess Federation of the Phils., and sponsored by the City Sports Development Office under OIC Butch Ramirez.