(This article was published by The Manila Times: http://www.manilatimes.net/la-salette-school-rules-chess-tournament/279503/)
DAGUPAN CITY: Two of the top chess players from La Salette School here each scored five points to capture the titles in their respective divisions in the high school category in the 2nd Inter-Private School Chess Tournament of the Private School Principal League and the Dagupan City Sports Commission on August 11 at the city museum.
John Rhuiz Bravo earned the championship in the Swiss system tournament for being the only player in the secondary boys who scored five straight wins. Bravo formerly played for Pangasinan 1 and earned a gold medal in the Region 1 Athletic Association Meet. He was a silver medalist under team Philippines in the Association of South East Asian Games.
Coming in second was Kyle Brent Gallego of Lyceum Northwestern University-Francisco Q. Duque Special Science High School (LNU-FQDSSHS) after winning the playoff with Angelbert Baltazar of the Divine Word Academy of Dagupan who took the third place honor.
Bravo’s schoolmate Maycydel Fajardo likewise earned the championship title in the secondary girls division after winning the playoff with Feah Rechille Abad of Lyceum Northwestern University-Francisco Q. Duque Special Science High School. Both earned five points in their games, which put them in the playoff. Continue reading “La Salette School rules chess tournament”