Winners of 2015 1st chess tournament in NegOr bared

By Roi Anthoni Lomotan

DUMAGUETE CITY Jan. 13 (PIA) – Negros Oriental Sports Development Program (NOSDEP) with the Negros Club 64 Inc. announces the winners of the first rapid chess tournament this year.

National Master Rolzon Roullo was declared champion during the grand finals for the open category of the Rapid Chess Tournament held last Jan. 10-11 at Perdices Coliseum Lobby in Dumaguete City.

Engr. Arnold Samoza, former Governor’s Cup titlist ranked second place while former Negros Oriental State University top board Bernabe Tagulo finished third place in the said competition.

Other professional individuals who won in the said category are National Master Ryan Trajera, Silliman Varsity coach Rudell Siglos, Jeffrey Alcantara of Tanjay, Ramon Sonjaco of Valencia, Juno Davad of NORSU, Florendo Zamora of NOSDEP and Al Dumalag of Sibulan.

Meanwhile, Alfonso Louis Olendo of Don Bosco emerged as the champion for the Inter-School 12 & under Category after achieving a perfect six-win streak. Alfonso defeated his older sister and fellow Bosconian Sara Francine Olendo who finished in second place. Completing the top three is Jerich Ivan Paalisbo of ABC Learning Center.

In addition, John Michael Estrada and Christer Mark Paculanang, two players from Bais City West Elementary School Bais ranked 4th and 5th place, respectively while other players who made it to the top 10 are Franchezka Kazandra Benedian of Bayawan City, Hannah Gael Tatoy of Silliman Elementary School and Hazel Sarao, Anselmi Repel and Renjill Tubil who are also from Bais City.

On the other hand, Justin Benedict Barron of Bayawan Science and Technology School bested other young chess player in the 8 and under category.

Arleah Cassandra Sapuan of Valencia Central Elementary school ranked second place in the said category while Karljakin Quilantang of Tanjay City became the third placer.

Some 100 young and professional chess players participated in the said event conducted by NOSDEP through the chess organization Negros Club 64., INC. (mbcn/ral/PIA7-NegOr/with reports from Florendo Zamora, NOSDEP and Negros Club 64 Coordinator/Article was first published at PIA website on January 13, 2015)


NegOr chess group announces winners of 2nd Inter-leg Elementary Rapid Chess competition

By: Roi Lomotan

DUMAGUETE CITY (PIA) – Negros Club 64 Incorporated, a known chess organization in Negros Oriental has announced the winners of its 2nd Inter-leg Elementary Rapid Chess competition.

Alfonzo Louis Olendo from the St. Louis School-Don Bosco (SLS-Don Bosco) in Dumaguete City bested other competitors on the 12 and Under Category of 72-player province-wide event, according to the Florendo Zamora, Tournament Management Committee Director.

Olendo has six wins and one draw and is the only undefeated contestant in the competition.

Coming in second and third placers were Christer Mark Paculanang of Bais City West and Joseph Lawrence Diaz of Palinpinon Elementary School.

Completing the top ten winners of the event were Hannah Gael Tatoy of Silliman University, Roland Adlaon from Bais City West, Arljo Sept Romadia of Bais City Pilot School, Hazel Sarao of Bais City West, Charlize Ybio from Camanjac Elem, brothers Jonzhergio Emmanuel and Joseph Rafael Masing from St. Paul University and Ben Enrique Jariol from SLS-Don Bosco.

Silliman University’s Hannah Tatoy, on the other hand, was the recipient of Top Female Award.

Meanwhile, Rhed Cabebe of Valencia Central School won first place for the 8 and Under Category.

Rey Anthony Divinagracia of Sibulan Elementary School placed second and Aron Gabriell from Valencia Central Elementary School landed on third place.

Arleah Cassandra Sapuan, also from Valencia Central Elementary School and Lance Nathaniel Orlina from Sibulan Elementary School were the fourth and fifth placers, respectively. Sapuan got Top Female medal award for the 8 and Under Category.

Winners received cash prizes, trophies and medals.

Special awards were also given to Valencia Central Elementary School for being the biggest school delegation in the competition while the Jane Kate Balana from Bais City West received the Promising Player Awards for the 12 and Under Category and Jalaicah from Boloc-Boloc Elementary School won the award for the 8 and Under Category.

The 2nd Inter-leg Elementary Rapid Chess competition is a project of Negros Club 64 Inc. in cooperation with the Department of Education and the Negros Oriental Sports Development Program. (mbcn/ral/PIA7-NegOr with reports from Florendo Zamora of Negros Club 64/Articles first published at PIA Website on August 1. 2014)

DepEd NegOr chief to CVRAA athletes: “Do your best!”

By: Roi Lomotan

DUMAGUETE CITY, Feb. 6 (PIA) – The Department of Education (DepEd) Division of Negros Oriental urged the athletes joining the Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (CVRAA) meet this month to do their best.

“To the athletes, I told them ‘Sulong NegOr!’ We want to be number one. The potential is already in you, so yours is to do your best,” DepEd Negros Oriental Division Supt. Salustiano Jimenez said.

Jimenez hopes that this year, the Division of Negros Oriental will be able to climb further in the rankings of schools division participating in the CVRAA.

Last year, Negros Oriental was at fifth place in the overall rankings.

The DepEd Division here sent 700 delegates for the CVRAA slated on Feb. 8 – 13 in Cebu.

Five hundred of them are student athletes who will compete in various sports activities except gymnastics.

Jimenez explained that division has no delegates for gymnastics this CVRAA meet but he already instructed the supervisor in-charge of sports to start training athletes for gymnastics this school year so that they can participate in said event in the next CVRAA.

The first batch of delegates already left for Cebu last night while the second batch is set to travel this morning.

Before leaving, Jimenez talked to the delegates and challenged them to be number one, be the most disciplined delegation, and be the delegation with the cleanest and greenest billeting quarters.

Meanwhile, the DepEd Division of Negros Oriental has allocated P4.2M as financial support for CVRAA but Jimenez added that local government units also shared some funding for the schools participating in the regional sports event. (rmn/RAL/PIA7-NEGOR)