Docena pace rapid chess in Tarakan, Indonesia

JERAD Docena of Bohol beat ertswhile co-leader Tran Minh Hoang of Vietnam to scores his fifth straight wins in as many round in the Open 14-Under division of rapid competition of 12th ASEAN Age Group + Chess Championship in Tarakan, Indonesia, SUnday morning.

Docena, member of the 2010 UAAP Junior chess team champion Far Eastern University-Fern, Quezon City earlier, won his matchs against  Hanif Harleiff of Malaysia, CM Le Huu Thai and Lu Chan Hung of Vietnam and Sean Winshand Cuhendi of Indonesia, respectively.

Docena’s next round opponent is Albakh Ghassan Syaqiq of Indonesia, winner over Pham Anh Trung of Vietnam. Sharing the limelight is Austin Jacob Literatus of Davao City matapos  who brought donwed Muhammad Luthfi Ali of Indonesia. Literatus raised his total 4.0 points. We was tied at 2nd to 5th placers with Ghassan Syaqiq, Minh Hoang and Chan Hung.

Giovanni Mejia of Pangasinan defeated Edo Gerilya of Indonesia for 3.0 points and climbed at 9th to 12th place.

In the Girls 14-under division, Shania Mae Mendoza of Sta. Rosa Laguna bested Fariha Mariroh of Indonesia for her 3.5 points and joined Qolbiah Fitri of Indonesia and Camilia Bt Johari of Malaysia for 3rd to 5th place.  WCM Nur Nabila Azman Hisham of Malaysia and WFM Dao Thi
Lan Anh of Vietnam hurdle their respective rivals to shared the leadership board with  4.0 points each.

Nabila Azman Hisham defeated Doan Thi Hong Nhung of Vietnam while Thi Lan Anh dealt Fitri.

San Diego was tied at 2nd to 4th place with Chandra Vania Vindy and Ummi Fisabilillah of Indonesia after tallying identical 4.0 points. Dita remains on top in the Girls 12-Under division with 4.5 points.

Salcedo, one the other hand scored 3.0 points and was tied at 4th to 8th place in the Open 20-Under division.At 9th to 14th place is Turqueza with 2.5 points.

Last Friday,  San Diego will become the youngest Filipina while Salcedo III is the country’s newest International Master.

San Diego, freshman student of the First Uniting Christian School topped the Girls 12-Under division, standard event to give the Philippines its nine gold medal while the Far
Eastern University bet Salcedo dominated the Open 20-Under division to give the Philippines its ten gold medal.

The country’s 11 gold medal  courtesy of Salcedo, Turqueza and Lennon Hart Saldagos of CDO, who took the Open 20-Under Standard Team event. We also won 7 silver and 10 bronze medals in the Standard play.

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