MANILA, Philippines – Fide Master (FM) Paulo Bersamina and Alexis Anne Osena emerged as champions in the boys under-15 and girls under-15, respectively, in the standard division of the 2013 National Youth Chess Championships in Vito Cruz, Manila.
Justine Diego Mordido and Maria Elayza Villa stamped their class in the boys under-9 and girls under-9 categories, while John Marvin Miciano ruled the boys under-13, and Rizalyn Jasmine Tejada triumphed in the girls under-13.
Stephen Rome Pangilinan (boys under-11), Shannon Mark Daneil Aguimbag (boys under-10), Basil Joshua Apalla (boys under-8) took the title in their respective divisions in the boys category.
Shanaia Marie Aquino (girls under-11), and Precious Louise Oncita (girls under-7) also emerged as winners.
The three-day event was organized by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines in cooperation with the Philippine Sports Commission and the Philippine Olympic Committee. -- By Marlon Bernardino.