By Roi Lomotan
NEGROS ORIENTAL (PIA) – Students from St. Louis School-Don Bosco and Bais City West Elementary School were declared champions of the 10th Don Teroy Memorial Inter-School Chess Team Championships at the Mariano Perdices Coliseum, Dumaguete City.
Winning the elementary school division are the tandem of Gerry Ann Cubio and Renjill Tubil of Bais City.
Cubio and Tubil defeated the team from St. Paul University Dumaguete formed by Joseph Masing and Ivan Adaro.
A total of 35 teams participated in this division.
Other awards went to Jane Kate Balana of Bais City (Board 1 champion), Tubil (Board 2 champion and Top Female player), Arleah Sapuan of Valencia town (Top 8 and Under), Alvin Eniaga of Bais City (Top 10 and Under), Justin David Pino (Promising Player), Kerry Sonjaco (Most Improved Player), and Christian Casal of South City School (Youngest Participant).
On the other hand, the team from St. Louis School-Don Bosco formed by Sara Francine Olendo and Alfonzo Louis Olendo bested 20 other teams competing in the Batang Pinoy/High School Category.
The second and third prizes went to Kurt Pis-an and Al-Hanz Dequito and Joseph Diaz and Reant Renolla, respectively, from Negros Oriental High School (NOHS).
Other awards were given to Rae Marco Fernandez of St. Paul University Dumaguete (Most Improved Male Player), Cerine Bautista (Most Improved Female player), and Carl Jestler Cual of NOHS (Most Promising Player).
The chess tournament was organized by Negros Club 64 through its president Hilbert Arinaza and chess coordinator Florendo Zamora, in cooperation with Negros Oriental Sports Development Program and sponsored by the Department of Education. (ral/PIA7-Negros Oriental/With reports from Florendo Zamora/Negros Club 64, Inc./This article was first published at PIA website on Sept. 2, 2015)