MANILA, Philippines – Grand Master Bong Villamayo, International Master Rodolfo Tan and Fide Master Leo Carlos had a common refrain during the different workshops they conducted at the Meralco Chess Club recently.
“Play using standard time control to develop your analytical thinking,” according to the masters.
This has since been the direction of the Meralco Chess Club.
In November, the chess club held a tournament, dubbed the Rosario Cup, with a time control of 90 minutes per player. It was held in commemoration of the birthday of Rosario delos Reyes Javier, grandmother of club president Rolly Javier Sol Cruz, who also sponsored the tournament.
Ian Forcado of Sta. Rosa Science and Technology High School escaped the bishop sacrifice of Prince Sanguan of Mataas na Paaralang Neptali Gonzales in the final round to clinch the gold medal.
Jayson Tapia of the Antipolo National High School won in the end game against Rhal Sol Cruz of La Salle Green Hills to win bronze.
Meanwhile, the One Meralco Foundation and the Meralco Chess Club will conduct its 4th Campus Tour at the Santolan Elementary School in Pasig City this Saturday, November 17 as part of their youth and sports advocacy program. By Marlon Bernardino