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Bacolod City, Philippines Saturday, May 23, 2020
Severino wins silver
in FIDE Online Cup
BY NIDA A. BUENAFE

FIDE Master Sander Severino of Silay City continues to reap recognition in online chess tournament after placing second in the first FIDE Online Cup for People with Disabilities on Thursday.

Severino actually tied for first place with Marcin Tazbir of Poland, each finishing the tournament with 4.5 points, but the Polish grand master had better tiebreaks to win the title.

Natasha Morales Santos from Puerto Rico showed topped the women’s competition after scoring 3 out of 5, same with Handenur Sahin and Annegret Mucha, but with a better tiebreak.

PBA to comply with govít protocols

Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner Willie Marcial said that whatever the government rules, the PBA will obey.

Marcial expressed no opposition on the standards set by the Philippine Sports Institute on the gradual return of sports under the "new normal" situation in the country.

If the Inter-Agency Task Force adopts PSI's matrix titled "Framework Tool for Reintroducing Sport in a COVID-19 Environment," then 5x5 basketball will be back only upon the total lifting of all kinds of quarantine.

 


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