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Capitol hosts successful chessfest

Young chess masters in action at the Provincial Capitol over the weekend.* Capitol PIO photo

The weekend brought together more than a hundred young and aspiring chess players to the Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City to participate in the Search for Future Negros Chess Masters.

Inspired by Governor Eugenio “Bong” Lacson, young chess players came from 18 cities and towns of the province including Bacolod City, a press release from the Provincial Sports Office said.

Winners of the 13-Under Boys were Jecuambs Cuambot of Escalante City – champion; followed by John Paul Navarra of Murcia – second and Nietzche dela Guinson of Talisay City – 3rd place.

The 13 and Under Girls group had Roxanne Serrano of Bacolod City as champion followed Princess Jewel Dolar and Precious Jewel Dolar, both from Victoria’s City, at 2nd and 3rd place respectively.

Winners in the category of 17 and Under Boys were Karl Patrick Bardinas of San Enrique – champion with runners-up Christiane Pelione and Mar Einre Abanco, both from Bacolod City.

Declared as top three players for the 27 and Under Girls were Jamelin Ruth Lim from Bacolod City, Jasmine Atienza of Talisay City and Noriel Yzabelle Nabor of La Carlota City.

Lacson and head of sports Anthony Carlo Agustin handed certificates and cash awards to the top 10 future chess masters. The Governor said he was proud of his initiated sports programs for the grassroots of the province.*

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