Rodrigo rules Marikina active chess championship

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L–R: Standing first row Robert Racasa (organizer), FM Christopher Castellano (3rd place), Narcisco Gumila (2nd place), and Genghis Katipunan Imperial (5th). Standing second row Pastor Ranier Pascual (organizer/4th), Franklin Salcedo (organizer), and Mark Rodrigo (champion).

MARK RODRIGO ruled via tiebreak the 2019 Concepcion Dos Chess Club Active Chess Championship at the Dawg’s Boardgame Café, Lilac Street, SSS Village, Concepcion Dos, Marikina City on Saturday.

Rodrigo, tied for first-second places with Narcisco Gumila 4.5 points apiece in the 30 minutes time control event organized by Pastor Ranier Pascual and International Memory Champion Robert Racasa dubbed as God Father of Philippine Memory. With the highest tiebreak points, Rodrigo took the title while Gumila finished second.

Rounding up the top 12 winners were Fide Master Christopher Castellano (3rd); Pastor Ranier Pascual (4th); Genghis Katipunan Imperial (5th); National Master Romeo Alcodia (6th); Joseph Lawrence Rivera (7th); Ruel Sto. Domingo (8th) April Joy Ramos Abudancia (9th); Raffy Lobitania (10th); National Master Rudy Ibañez (11th) and Salvador “Bobby” Dela Paz (12th).

Mr. Ryan Carandang is the chief arbiter in the said chessfest. — Marlon Bernardino