MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine chess team collected five medals at the 2012 Asian Youth Chess Championships held at the Hotel Chaya Tranz, Hikkaduwa in Sri Lanka.
Shania Mae Mendoza of Laguna won a gold medal in the rapid chess competition.
Her team mates Stephen Rome Pangilinan of Manila and Justin Mordido of Las Pinas City nabbed silver and bronze medals, respectively, also in rapid chess.
In the Blitz competition, MC Dominique Lagula of Nueva Vizcaya won silver, while Austin Jacob Literatus pocketed a bronze medal.
The Filipino chess players’ stint in Sri Lanka was supported by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines. – By Marlon Bernardino