MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Memory Team will bring its act to Bangkok when it competes in the 2012 Thailand Open Memory Championship on July 7 at the Kasetsat University in Bangkok, Thailand.
The team, which finished second overall in the 20th World Memory Championship (WMC) last December, will test its mettle against some of the best memory athletes from all over the globe.
This year’s Philippine Memory Team will be composed of lone Filipino Memory Grandmaster (GM) Mark Anthony Castañeda, 2010 UK Open silver medalist and 2011 World Memory Championship bronze medalist Johann Randall Abrina, Axelyancy Cowan Tabernilla, Shairmaine Dianquinay, Anne Bernadette Bonita, Cristine Barao, Ydda Habab, Princess Mendoza, Ian Roi Spencer Betiong, Blessy Mae Ayalde and Jamyla Lambunao.
Serving as team leaders are Roberto Racasa, US and PH chess master Almario Bernardino Jr. and team Manager Aurelio de Leon.
“I hope their experience in the World Championship will serve them well,” said De Leon,"
"Our goal joining such an event is to show to the world that Filipinos are at par with world's best minds when it comes to memory," said Racasa. -- Marlon Bernardino