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Frayna set to be first Pinay in World Chess Cup

The country’s first and only Woman Grandmaster Janelle Mae Frayna is now also set to be the first Filipina to play in the Women’s World Chess Cup set July 10 to Aug. 6 in Sochi, Russia......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarMay 20th, 2021

Frayna beats Hungrarian foe to keep chess World Cup bid alive

Janelle Mae Frayna found an answer to fancied Hungarian rival Hoang Tranh Trang’s favorite Dutch Defense and hammered out a masterful 41-move victory Tuesday night to resuscitate her FIDE Women’s World Cup 2021 campaign in Sochi, Russia......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 14th, 2021

Philippine entries to World Cup upbeat

Woman Grandmaster Janelle Mae Frayna and GM hopefuls Daniel Quizon, Michael Concio Jr. and Paulo Bersamina hope to defy the odds in the Chess World Cup 2021 set July 10 to Aug. 3 in Sochi, Russia......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 30th, 2021

Frayna, young GM hopefuls to test mettle in Chess World Cup

Woman Grandmaster Janelle Mae Frayna and GM hopefuls Daniel Quizon, Michael Concio, Jr. and Paulo Bersamina seek to defy the odds as they see action in the Chess World Cup 2021 set Jun 10 to August 3 in Sochi, Russia......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 29th, 2021

History beckons for Filipina Grand Master Janelle Frayna

The country’s first and only Woman Grandmaster Janelle Mae Frayna will have a chance to write history as the first Filipina to play in the Women’s World Chess Cup after she was recently nominated to represent the country in the event set July 10 to August 6 in Sochi, Russia......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 20th, 2021

Pinay chessers too classy for Lankans in Asian online tilt

  By Kristel Satumbaga           The Philippines routed Sri Lanka in two matches to advance to the semifinals in the women’s division of the Asian Nations Online Chess Cup 2020 Friday. Woman Grandmaster Janelle Mae Frayna and Woman International Masters Jan Jodilyn Fronda and Kylen Joy Mordido delivered in the Filipinas’ […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2020

Pinay chessers stun Iranians

Woman Grandmaster Janelle Mae Frayna and Woman International Master Kylen Joy Mordido came through with stirring victories as the Philippines shocked former solo leader Iran, 2.5-1.5, yesterday to seize a share of the lead after six rounds of the Asian Nations Online Chess Cup......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 17th, 2020

Frayna misses winning line, kisses bid goodbye

Janelle Mae Frayna put up a gallant stand against Hungarian Hoang Tranh Trang but fell short in the end to kiss her FIDE Women’s World Cup 2021 campaign goodbye in Sochi, Russia Tuesday night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 15th, 2021

Frayna goes down fighting in FIDE Women’s World Cup bid

Janelle Mae Frayna put up a gallant stand against Hungarian Hoang Tranh Trang but fell short in the end to kiss her FIDE Women’s World Cup 2021 campaign goodbye in Sochi, Russia Tuesday night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 15th, 2021

Frayna recovers, stays in hunt

Janelle Mae Frayna found an answer to fancied Hungarian rival Hoang Tranh Trang’s favorite Dutch Defense and hammered out a masterful 41-move victory Tuesday night to resuscitate her FIDE Women’s World Cup 2021 campaign in Sochi, Russia......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 14th, 2021

Pinay teen included in NBA Academy women s hoops virtual program

Camille Nolasco, an alumni of Jr. NBA Philippines, was selected to be a part of the 50 female prospects from 22 countries around the world to participate in the NBA Academy Women's Virtual Program......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 10th, 2021

Yuka and Wesley

We salute with a ringing MABUHAY our sports heroes: 19 year old Yuka Saso, the newest golf sensation, and our very own long-time world class chess champion Wesley So now competing as part of Team USA......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Opinion: On the selection process for the Chess World Cup

In the upcoming Chess World Cup, the National Chess Federation of the Philippines’ Assistant Executive Director Reden Cruz stated that the criteria for selecting 22-year-old International Master Paulo Bersamina to represent the country is because “our National Chess Federation believes he has a lot of potentials (sic) and big chances to become one of the next Filipino Grandmasters.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 25th, 2021

Quizon, Concio move on to World Cup

Teenage International Masters Daniel Quizon and Michael Concio Jr. finished first and second, respectively, in the Asian Zonal 3.3 Chess Championships to claim slots to the World Cup 2021 slated in August in Minsk, Belarus......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 11th, 2021

Quizon, Concio top Asian Zonal chess tiff

Teenage International Masters Daniel Quizon and Michael Concio, Jr. finished first and second in the Asian Zonal 3.3 Chess Championships to claim the two slots to the World Cup 2021 slated in August in Minsk, Belarus......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 10th, 2021

Carlsen outwits Nakamura

As the whole chess world know by now, world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen has won convincingly in the 2021 Online New In Chess Classic, outplaying Hikaru Nakamura, 5-3, in the finals......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 8th, 2021

Torre nominated to Hall of Fame

Filipino chess legend Eugene Torre has been nominated to the prestigious World Chess Hall of Fame – the first Asian male player to be considered for such honor......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 21st, 2021

Eugene Torre inducted to World Chess Hall of Fame

Filipino chess great Eugene Torre has been recently inducted to the prestigious World Chess Hall of Fame and emerged the first Asian male to be bestowed such honor......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 21st, 2021

Kelley Day OK na matapos mapabalitang nagka-COVID, pero hindi pa pwedeng umuwi sa Pinas

NAGBIGAY ng update kahapon, Abril 8, ang kampo ni Arnold Vegafria, head ng Miss World Philippines Organization tungkol sa pagkaka-stranded ng Pinay beauty queen na si Kelley Day sa Egypt. Si Kelley ang itinanghal na first runner-up sa katatapos lang na Miss Eco International pageant na ginanap nga sa Egypt kamakailan at napabalitang nagpositibo sa […] The post Kelley Day OK na matapos mapabalitang nagka-COVID, pero hindi pa pwedeng umuwi sa Pinas appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 9th, 2021

Pinay sa Hawaii kinatawan ng Pilipinas sa Mrs. World pageant

Naunsyami man ang pagdaraos ng Mrs. World pageant noong nagdaang taon dahil sa pandemyang bunga ng COVID-19, sinabi naman ng kinatawan ng Pilipinas na handa na siyang sungkitin ang korona sa patimpalak na itatanghal sa Sri Lanka bago matapos ang taon. “I am very excited to meet my pageant sisters from all over the world […] The post Pinay sa Hawaii kinatawan ng Pilipinas sa Mrs. World pageant appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 8th, 2021

Historic finish for Pinay fencer at world tourney

By Waylon Galvez US-based Filipino fencer Daena Talavera made history when she finished seventh overall in the women’s cadet division in the Junior-Cadet World Championships last Wednesday in Cairo, Egypt.  The 16-year-old Talavera, a Grade 11 student at Clayton High School in Missouri, topped her pool play with a 5-0 record to claim the No. 5 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsApr 8th, 2021