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Bacolod City, Philippines Thursday, January 24, 2019
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Coleta, Ballo-allo,
Cuambot top chess festival


Stephen Coleta dominate the competition in the Open category, while Kenneth Ballo-allo was undefeated in the 16-Under group and Cuambot in the 10-Under division to claim the top honors in the Colegio de Sta. Ana de Victorias/Role Finance Festival of Chess Rapid Chess Tournament held at the Ayala Central Mall in Bacolod City.

Coleta tallied 5.5 (32 TB3) to win the championship in the Open category while Francis Glenn Panes placed second and Ted Ian Montoyo at third place.

In 16 and under division, Ballo-allo maintained a clean sheet by sweeping all seven assignments to be No. 1 while Jamelin Ruth Lim finished at second spot with 6 points (28.5 TB3) and Aliah Grace Belano with 6 points (26.5 TB3) to land at No. 3.

Cuambot scored 6.5 points (30 TB3) after 7 rounds to rule the 10 and under division with Eugene Pantua (6.5 pts., 30 TB3) finishing second and Paul Anthony Ynion, third.

Coleta received P5,000 cash prize as the winner in the Open category while Ballo-allo and Cuambot got P3,000 each. All winners received trophies and medals from the organizers.*


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