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UST, Letran chessers rule

University of Santo Tomas’ May Ann Alcantara and Letran’s Melito Ocsan Jr. bested their opponents to capture the girls and boys 20-under division crowns of the Gov. Amor Deloso National Age Group Chess Championships at the Zambales Sports Complex in Iba.

Alcantara outlasted Bhea Buen Ecal in 69 moves of a Sicilian Defense to clinch the title with 10 points, 3.0 ahead of runnersup Rizalyn Jasmine Tejada and Viona Nepascua.

Alcantara, Tejada and Nepascua earned berths to the Philippine team seeing action in the ASEAN Group Chess Championships in Myanmar in June.

Ocsan, meanwhile, first downed Romulo Curioso and then edged Jhoemar Mendiogarin in a tiebreaker for the boys plum.

Also sharing the limelight were Eric Labog Jr, who downed Duane Borgonia for the boys 18-under class with eight points, and Vic Glysen Derotas, who beat Jinym Santos for a 10-point title sweep in the girls 18-under.

Tags: ASEAN , Chess Championship , Gov. Amor Deloso National Age Group Chess Championships , May Ann Alcantara , Melito Ocsan Jr. , National Age Group , Philippine team , University of Santo Tomas , Zambales