JEREMY MARTICIO, a grade 8 student of Pulo National High School in Cabuyao City, Laguna dominated the Meralco Youth Rapid Chess tourney last Sunday at the Multi-Purpose hall, Meralco compound, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City.
The 13-year-old Jeremy, whose stint here is being supported by Mayor Mel Gecolea, Dr. Fred Paez, Jolly Smile Dental Clinic and Cabuyao City Chess Club, collected 7.5 points on seven wins and one draw to rule the Under 14 kiddies chess and earned P4,000 and a trophy.
Jeremy is the elder brother of 11-year-old Jersey Marticio, one of the country’s representative in the 20th Asean Age Group Chess Championships 2019 which is under way on Monday at Hotel Hazel in Mandalay City, Myanmar.
Angele Tenshi Biete, an incoming grade 8 pupil of De La Salle Santiago Zobel School finished second with 7.0 points while John Roccel Simon took third place honors with 6.5 points in this one-day rapid event, organized by Meralco Chess Club led by Fide Master Leonardo Carlos and supported by Meralco Sports and Youth Advocacy office headed by Paul Ryan C. Gregorio. Also with 6.5 points in this tournament are Cyrus James Damiray and Karlycris Pascua Clarito Jr.
Meanwhile, Tristan Frech Ibaoc won the Junior Under 20 division. He tallied 6.5 points to bring home the championship trophy and first prize of P5,000. Jerome Angelo Aragones notch 6.0 points, the same output of Bin Ali-Ali, John Philip Oncita and Cyrus Vladimir Francisco. Johann Cedrick Gaddi led the group of 5.5 pointers that includes Joshua Michael Yongco and Adrian Amor De Luna. — Marlon Bernardino