DASMARINAS CITY – University of Makati and Rizal Technological University ruled the National Capital Region Universities and Colleges of Luzon Athletic Association (NCRUCLAA) Chess Tournaments held at the De La Salle University-Dasmarinas campus last April 2 (Sunday). UMak won the Men’s Division while RTU took the Women’s Division.
Solid play on the lower boards did the trick for the Makati City-based Herons, with Emmanuel Molero, Carlos Colicot and Melchor Foronda capturing individual Gold Medals for Boards Two, Three and Four respectively. Completing the winning team are Board One player Dwight Kwan and alternate Kenneth Donilo.
RTU salvaged Second Place behind Gold Medals from Board One Eder de Jesus Jr. and alternate Prince San Juan. Third Place went to DLSU-D.
On the other hand, consistent play on all boards was the key for the Lady Thunder chessers. Board One Mariel Batulan and Board Four Rizalyn Faulve won Gold Medals while Board Two Judie Ann Magro and alternate Eure Faith Sabuga took Silvers while Board Three Princess Mae Siervo earned a Bronze.
UMak finished in Second Place powered by the Gold Medal of Ericka Osea on Board Two. DLSU-D finished in Third Place behind Board Three Gold Medal winner Paula Blanca Manalo.
Overall – (1st) University of Makati, (2nd) Rizal Technological University, (3rd) De La Salle University-Dasmarinas;
Board One – (G) Eder de Jesus Jr. RTU, (S) Elijah Maliam EAC-C, (B) John Paul Espano DLSU-D;
Board Two – (G) Emmanuel Molero UMak, (S) Clinton Paulo Andres DLSU-D, (B) Clarence Pedrosa RTU;
Board Three – (G) Carlos Colicot UMak, (S) Genten Lalas DLSU-D, (B) Louie Caunca EAC-C;
Board Four – (G) Melchor Foronda UMak, (S) John Neil Cantillon RTU, Somel Erano Chan DLSU-D;
Alternate – (G) Prince San Juan RTU, (S) Genrech Lalas DLSU-D, (B) Reece Campos SFAC.
Overall – (1st) Rizal Technological University, (2nd) University of Makati, (3rd) De La Salle University-Dasmarinas;
Board One – (G) Mariel Batulan RTU (S) Christine Hernandez UMak, (B) Theresa Saquilayan DLSU-D;
Board Two – (G) Ericka Osea UMak, (S) Julie Ann Magro RTU, (B) Lindsay Yomel Mendoza DLSU-D;
Board Three – (G) Paula Blanca Manalo DLSU-D, (S) Lean de Lena UMak, (B) Princess Maie Siervo RTU;
Board Four – (G) Rizalyn Faulve RTU, (S) Maria Jessica Mabalot EAC-C, (B) Angelique Mendoza DLSU-D;
Alternate – (G) Dheyvern Lee Kate Columna DLSU-D, (S) Eure Faith Sabuga RTU, (B) none.