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Bacolod City, Philippines Thursday, January 30, 2020
Severino tops natíl
rapid chess tourney
BY NIDA A. BUENAFE

Up against the country’s outstanding chess players, FIDE Master Sander Severino of Silay City displayed great composure to win the 3rd Chooks-to-Go National Rapid Chess Championship held Saturday in Manila.

Scheduled to compete in the ASEAN Para Games this March, the 34-year-old Severino beat Sherwin Tiu in the final to post 6.5 points after seven rounds.

Tiu finished with 6 points, same with grandmaster Joey Antonio and 2018 Olympiad qualifier FIDE Master Mari Joseph Turqueza.

Qatar Airways, PFL seal partnership

Qatar Airways is now officially the primary sponsor of the Philippines Football League (PFL).

Philippine Football Federation secretary general Ed Gastanes and Qatar Airways Group chief executive officer Akbar Al Baker formalized the partnership, that will run for three seasons, by signing a memorandum of agreement at the Qatar Airways head office in Doha on Sunday.

“We thank Qatar Airways for their willingness to help bolster Philippine football by establishing a partnership with PFF as airline partner and title sponsor of the PFL,” PFF president Nonong Araneta said in a statement yesterday.

 


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