GM Paragua rules Balinas memorial chess tournament

United States-based Grandmasters Mark Paragua, Rogelio “Banjo” Barcenilla Jr. and International Master Paulo Bersamina showed why they are three of the top Filipino woodpushers at present after a 1-2-3 finish in the online GM and Atty. Rosendo Carreon Balinas Jr. Death Anniversary Memorial Chess Tournament last weekend at»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardOct 1st, 2020

Teen star stands out in Wilfredo Neri Memorial chess tiff

Teenage sensation Alekhine Nouri outshone heavily favored Grandmaster Mark Paragua in topping the Wilfredo Neri Memorial tournament done online Sunday night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 5th, 2020

Red-hot Paragua rules three online chess tourneys in a day

New York-based Grandmaster Mark Paragua went on a weekend tear as he topped three online tournaments, Sunday including the GM Rosendo Balinas Cup......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 7th, 2020

Paragua rules Pichay Cup

United States-based Grandmaster (GM) Mark Paragua outdueled many-time national champion GM Joey Antonio  to win the Cong. Pichay Birthday Cup Battle of the Grandmasters online rapid chess knockout tournament Sunday. Paragua and Antonio arranged the title showdown by whipping GM Oliver Barbosa and GM John Paul Gomez, respectively in the semifinals. To reach the semis, […] The post Paragua rules Pichay Cup appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 28th, 2020

Nouri outwits Paragua

Teenage sensation Alekhine Nouri outshone heavily favored Grandmaster Mark Paragua in topping the Wilfredo Neri Memorial tournament done online Sunday night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 5th, 2020 hosts Balinas online chess

Five hundred woodpushers are expected to vie for honors in the Baby Uno Chess Challenge dubbed as Grandmaster and Attorney Rosendo Carreon Balinas Jr. Death Anniversary Free Registration Online Chess Tournament on September 27, 2020, Sunday, 11 a.m. Manila Time at»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 17th, 2020

WIM Cristine Rose back in scene

Woman International Master (WIM) Cristine Rose Mariano-Wågman returns to center stage as she sees action in the Baby Uno Chess Challenge dubbed as Grandmaster and Attorney Rosendo Carreon Balinas Jr. Death Anniversary Free Registration Online Chess Tournament on September 27 at»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 13th, 2020

All eyes on Grandmasters in GM Balinas Cup

Grandmasters Mark Paragua, Rogelio “Joey” Antonio Jr. and Darwin Laylo and Woman Grandmaster (WGM) Janelle Mae Frayna will be under the microscope when they play against fellow Filipino counterparts in the Baby Uno Chess Challenge dubbed as Grandmaster and Attorney Rosendo Carreon Balinas Jr. Chess Championship on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at the»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2020

Severino gets dream chess role, to play in IPCA

Severino, 34, will play top board for the International Physically Disabled Chess Association (IPCA) in the first FIDE Online Olympiad 2020 set to start Wednesday, or the same tournament the Grandmaster Mark Paragua-led Philippines is seeing action......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 19th, 2020

Antonio rules Yabut Realty online chess tournament

Grandmaster (GM) Rogelio “Joey” Antonio Jr. showed yet again why he’s one of the greatest athletes in the field of online blitz chess......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 28th, 2020

IM Dableo rules 3rd Baby Uno Online Chess tourney

International Master (IM) Ronald Dableo, from Trabajo, Sampaloc, Manila emerged champion in the 3rd Baby Uno Online Chess Tournament at»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 21st, 2020

Paragua leads field in online chess tourney

Grandmaster Mark Paragua will be the man to beat in the Woman Fide Master Sheerie Joy Lomibao-Beltran 41st birthday celebration online chess tournament on August 4, 2020, Tuesday, 1 p.m. (Philippine time) at»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 18th, 2020

Wesley So rules US online chess tournament, wins Php1.5M

In the inaugural online chess tournament Clutch Chess Champions Showdown, So upset world No. 2 Fabiano Caruana to clinch the title......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 31st, 2020

China rules nation cup

The FIDE Steinitz Memorial was another strong online tournament in the year’s second quarter......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 17th, 2020

NCAA ManComm recommends extension for senior student-athletes

The NCAA Management Committee will propose to the Policy Board the extension of playing eligibility for senior student-athletes. Taking into consideration the unexpected cancellation of Season 95 because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the possible delay of Season 96 opening to 2021, the committee is looking to make some adjustments for affected senior athletes. The ManComm is recommending to raise the age limit for seniors in Season 96 and allowing those affected by the scrapping of Season 95 to take a second course to be eligible to play for another year.    “We are also proposing that we adjust our eligibility for the athletes whose tournaments were postponed or yung hindi natapos. Ni-rerequest namin sa Policy Board to give them another year of eligibility,” said Season 95 ManComm head Peter Cayco of Arellano University. Cayco cleared that the proposal is only for those seniors whose sporting events were cut short or cancelled entirely. Affected second semester sports because of the cancellation were volleyball, football, beach volleyball, athletics, lawn and soft tennis and cheerleading. Completed events for Season 95 were first sem sporting events basketball, chess, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo and demo sport 3x3 basketball. “Ang adjustments nu’ng sa academics papayagan lang natin ‘yan doon sa mga atleta na ‘yung di natapos ang tournament o ‘di talagang nagawa ang tournament,” said Cayco. Under the current NCAA rule, student-athletes who have finished their studies are not allowed to take graduate course or a second degree to extend their playing year. “Sa academics, di natin pinapayagan sa NCAA ang second course. Let’s say naka-graduate siya, for this season alone, ang rekomendasyon namin is payagan nating mag-enroll ng second course para lang makalaro,” said Cayco. With the ManComm pushing the opening of Season 96, which will be hosted by Letran, to May or June next year, Cayco said that they are looking to raise the age limit for seniors to 26. “Ang papasok naman sa kanila ay yung age factor,” he said. “Let’s say last playing year mo na because of age ngayong taon na ito eh naurong. Ang suggestion namin ay bigyan natin ng one more playing year.” “Gawin nating 26 sila just for the next season,” Cayco added. “Di siya precedent, gagawin lang natin kasi di naman kasalanan ni atleta na aa-cancel ang season nila.” This proposal, according to Cayco, will just be an adjustment for Season 96. But when the situation ‘normalizes’, they will revert back to the league’s old rules.       --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 12th, 2020

PGA Tour hopes to resume in June at Colonial with no fans

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer The PGA Tour laid out an ambitious plan Thursday to resume its season the second week of June and keep fans away for at least a month, conceding that any return to golf depends on whether it can be played safely amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, was pushed back to June 11-14. Assuming golf gets the green light from government and health officials, the tour then would have an official tournament every week through Dec. 6 except for a Thanksgiving break. “Our hope is to play a role — responsibly — in the world’s return to enjoying the things we love,” PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said. “But as we’ve stressed on several occasions, we will resume competition only when ... it is considered safe to do so under the guidance of the leading public health authorities.” Golf is the first sport to announce plans for a restart, although its arenas are far different from other sports because it is played over some 400 acres. It was the second significant step to try to salvage the year, following last week’s announcement of three majors — including the Masters in November — going later in the year. Even as it announced a truncated schedule, several key details were still being contemplated, such as testing for COVID-19 at tournaments. “We have a level of confidence that is based upon ... changes and developments being made in the world of testing, available tests,” said Andy Pazder, the tour’s chief officer of tournaments and competition. “We’re following very closely, through the assistance of our expert medical advisers, the development of more large-scale testing capabilities. ... It gives us confidence that we will be able to develop a strong testing protocol that will mitigate risk as much as we possibly can.” The RBC Heritage at Hilton Head, previously canceled this week, was brought back to be played after Colonial on June 18-21. Those dates previously belonged to the U.S. Open at Winged Foot, which plans to move to September. That would be followed by the Travelers Championship in Connecticut and the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit. The tour said its invitation-based tournaments — Colonial, Hilton Head and the Memorial — would have their fields expanded to 144 players. Memorial, with Jack Nicklaus as the host, takes the July 16-19 week that had belonged to the British Open before it was canceled. The World Golf Championship in Memphis, Tennessee, now has the dates (July 30-Aug. 2) when the Olympics were to be played. If all goes according to plan, the season would end on Sept. 7 at the Tour Championship with a FedEx Cup champion getting the $15 million bonus. That would be a 36-tournament schedule, down from 48 tournaments on the original schedule. Three more tournaments were canceled, one permanently. The Canadian Open, the third-oldest on the PGA Tour schedule, said it would not be played this year. Also canceled was the Barbasol Championship in Kentucky, typically held the same week as the British Open. The Greenbrier tournament in West Virginia was canceled for good. The tour had only 40 events in 2013, a short season to prepare for the start of its wraparound season that now begins in the fall. Even so, it could lead to a peculiar two seasons. The current season could have only one major championship; the PGA Championship is scheduled for Aug. 6-9 at Harding Park in San Francisco. The following season could have two Masters, two U.S. Opens, the PGA Championship and the British Open. Other details the tour still has to sort out was who fell under the “essential” category that would be allowed at tournaments beyond players, caddies, scoring official, rules officials and support staff. Pazder said at least 25 players are outside the U.S., along with at least 35 caddies, all subject to international travel restrictions. “We are playing very close attention to if and when those restrictions are changed,” he said. Tyler Dennis, the tour’s chief of operations, said officials also were considering the movement of everyone who would be at a golf tournament. Social distancing in golf is not difficult; some people continue to play golf in states where courses remain open. Still to be determined is how to keep other areas, even the flag stick, sanitized......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 17th, 2020

Laylo draws with Nouri, rules 4th leg of Cesar Orbe chess tiff

Grandmaster Darwin Laylo drew with FIDE Master Alekhine Nouri in the 11th and final round to top the fourth leg of the Cesar Orbe Memorial Chess 960 Series done online Wednesday night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 16th, 2020

Quizon rules Natl Bullet chess tourney

International Master (IM) Daniel Maravilla Quizon bagged another title this year after ruling the fourth leg of the 1st Philippine National Bullet Chess Championships online tournament on Saturday, April 11, 2020......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 13th, 2020

IM Quizon rules Dasma Online Chess Tournament

International Master (IM) Daniel Maravilla Quizon completed his conquest of champions by downing Grandmaster (GM) Darwin Rosales Laylo, 3.5-2.5, to rule the 1st All-Dasmarinas Online Blitz Chess Tournament at the famous chess website: “”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 5th, 2020

GM Antonio rules Orbe Memorial online chess

Grandmaster Rogelio “Joey” Antonio Jr. scored 1.5 points in the last two rounds to emerge as the overall champion in the first edition of the Cesar Orbe Memorial Chess 960 blitz series online at the famous chess website: “” recently......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 29th, 2020

Antonio rules online blitz chess tourney

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA     Grandmaster Joey Antonio drew with Rolzon Roullo in the 11th and final round to win the the Cesar Orbe Memorial Cup Chess 960 blitz which was held recently using an on online application The 58-year-old Antonio, a 13-time national champion, finished the event undefeated with eight wins and three draws […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMar 28th, 2020