NEW ERA & FATIMA CHESS CO-CHAMPIONS

OLFU & NEU Woodpushers

Defending Champion New Era University Hunters held their ground as the new kids on the block, the Our Lady of Fatima University Phoenix unleashed gave it their all as the two teams were declared Co-Champions in the recently concluded 10th National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges & Universities Chess Tournament at the University of Makati.  Both schools ended up with 20.5 points as they ended tied after seven grueling rounds which took three days to finish. On the distaff side, the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasay scored 12.5 Pts to lead the Pasay based girls a huge 2 point lead against the second running Centro Escolar University.

 OLFU vs. NEU


Troy Enerio of Our Lady of Fatima University stood tall among all the other woodpushers as he was given the Gold Medal in Board one. His play was instrumental for the Phoenix to tie the Hunters. Another Phoenix was given a gold as Mark Anthoy Co lorded it over the second board.  On the other hand it was New Era’s Arnel Berdon and Byron Garcia who took the Gold for the third and fourth boards respectively as these Gold medalists paced the field by scoring at least six points. 

GOLD MEDALISTS
Mark Co (B2-OLFU) Troy Enerio (B1-OLFU)
Arnel Berdon (B3- NEU) Byron Garcia (B4 -NEU) 


The battle came down to the last match up as New Era was upset by the AMACU Titans. What was perceived as a sweep by the Hunters came down to a 2-2 draw that stymied the Hunters quest to become solo champs. This scenario gave the Fatima Phoenix much to celebrate as they literally rose to the top by beating the St. Clare Saints in the penultimate round 3.5 - 0.5, this scenario was enough to give them a tie for the top spot.  St. Clare hung tough and still got the third place. In the Women’s division it was PLP all the way as the team   of Board 1 Gold medalist Realyn Casano, Board 2 Silver Medalist Daena Rivera and Board 3 Gold medalist Paola Asuncion would surrender only one point at most to all their opponents as they went away with plenty to spare. 

The Chess Scene

TEAM AWARDS MEN'S DIVISION
1 - NEW ERA UNIVERSITY                             20.5
1 - OUR LADY OF FATIMA UNIVERSITY            20.5 
3 - ST. CLARE COLLEGE                                17.0  
4 - PAMANTASAN NG LUNGSOD NG PASAY       16.0  
5 - UNIVERSITY OF MAKATI                          11.0   
6 - CENTRO ESCOLAR UNIVERSITY                 10.5
7 - AMA COMPUTER UNIVERSITY                     8.5
8 - STI COLLEGE                                           8.0 


The Girls mingle together

TEAM AWARDS WOMEN'S DIVISION
1 - PAMANTASAN NG LUNGSOD NG PASAY       12.5
2 - CENTRO ESCOLAR UNIVERSITY                 10.5
3 - OUR LADY OF FATIMA UNIVERSITY             8.5 
4 - UNIVERSITY OF MAKATI                            7.0   
5 - NEW ERA UNIVERSITY                              4.5
6 - ST. CLARE COLLEGE                                 3.0  




GOLD MEDALISTS (WOMEN)
MILDMAE FERNANDEZ (B1-CEU)  REALYN CASANO (B1-PLP)
JENIELLY LOU SALDO (B1 - UMAK)  PAOLA ASUNCION (B3 - PLP)
ZELDA MARIZ DIA (B2 - CEU)


             INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
MEN'S DIVISION
GOLD MEDAL
BOARD
NAME
SCHOOL
1
TROY ENERIO
OLFU
2
MARK ANTHONY CO
OLFU
3
ARNEL BERDON
NEU
4
BYRON GARCIA
NEU
SILVER MEDAL
BOARD
NAME
SCHOOL
1
REYNALD RAMOS
ST. CLARE
2
ALLAN GRAGASIN
NEU
3
JOHN DELOS SANTOS
PLP
4
RAISEDIA AGUAM
OLFU
BRONZE MEDAL
BOARD
NAME
SCHOOL
1
RONALD HERMIDA
STI

CHRISTOPHER CADIZ
PLP
2
DARWIN CASTELLANO
ST. CLARE
3
GERARD RODRIGO
OLFU
4
REFORADO VITEƑO
ST. CLARE




WOMEN'S DIVISION
GOLD MEDAL
BOARD
NAME
SCHOOL
1
MILDMAE FERNANDEZ
CEU

REALYN CASANO
PLP

JENIELLY LOU SALDO
UMAK
2
ZELDA MARIZ DIA
CEU
3
PAOLA ASUNCION
PLP



SILVER MEDAL
BOARD
NAME
SCHOOL
1
CLAUDINE ABERIN
OLFU
2
DAENA RIVERA
PLP
3
DILANIE DICAMOS
UMAK



BRONZE MEDAL
BOARD
NAME
SCHOOL
1
CHARMAINE MIGUEL
NEU
2
SHAIRA CRUZ
NEU

RIZA ALER
OLFU
3
JEANINE PLAZA
OLFU




THE NAASCU TEAMS

AMACU CHESSERS 

 CEU CHESS TEAM

 DEFENDING CHAMPS NEU

THE NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
OLFU PHOENIX 

 EAGLE EYED PLP EAGLES

GALLANT STAND BY THE 
ST. CLARE SAINTS 

THE ROOKIE STI TEAM

 UNIVERSITY OF MAKATI CHESS TEAM
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