La Salette to send representatives to R1AA tourney

R1AA RepresentativesLa Salette will be sending representatives to the Region 1 Athletic Association tournament on April 30, 2017.  The venue of the 2017 R1AA is at the modernized Iloco Sur Quirino Stadium at Bantay, Ilocos Sur.

The following are the R1AA qualifiers:

1.  Basketball (elementary): William Felix

2.  Futsal (high school): Reywena Guillen, Isabel Edades and Pauline Callejo

Winners of this year’s R1AA will be representing the region to the Palarong Pambansa 2017 at the Province of Antique (Western Visayas Region).

Swim team captures medals at Agoo

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La Salette Varsity members captured gold, silver and bronze medals during the 2016 Philippine Swimming SL Series CNL-CAR held at Agoo, La Union.

  • Sean Iverson Fabiana: Gold Medals (100m Freestyle, 200m Breaststroke, 400m Freestyle, 1,500m Freestyle, 50m Breaststroke, 200m Backstroke, 50m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly, 50m Butterfly), Silver Medal (100m Backstroke)
  • John Patric Villacorta: Silver (100m Freestyle) and Bronze ( 1,500m Freestyle & 50m Freestyle)
  • Hans Lyle Pasaoa: Gold Medal (4 x 25m Medley Relay) and Bronze medal (100m Butterfly & 50m Butterfly)

La Salette chess featured on GMA News TV 32

La Salette pupil Rex Gerard Tan Lor, a member of the school’s chess varsity, was recently featured on GMA News TV 32 during the Pangasinan Chess Clinic last September 24-25, 2016 at the Narciso Ramos Sports Complex.  The clinic is part of a month-long Chess Festival sponsored by the Pangasinan Provincial Government.

The La Salette chess team was headed by Mr. German Francisco, an organizer of the Pangasinan Chess Club and the concurrent coach of the La Salette Chess team.  To date, the La Salette School chess team has produced two of the finest chess players in the province: John Rhuiz Bravo and Maycydel Fajardo.

La Salette School’s players bring home the bacon


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2ND INTER-PRIVATE SCHOOL CHESS TOURNAMENT

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 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.

Fajardo formerly played for Pangasinan II. She twice represented the province in the Batang Pinoy national competition and once in the Palarong Pambansa.

Finishing third after Abad was Geraldine Kate Cercado of St. John Cathedral School (SJCS).

In the elementary division, Kim Salinas of SJCS took an easy win to grab the title after scoring five straight points in all her games. She was a silver medalist in the 1st Inter-Private School Chess Tournament.

Coming in second and third were Sophia Reyes of JCCMI Academy and Samantha Viray of Northfield Academy, respectively.

In the elementary boys competition, Kenneth Estacio’s strategical moves prevailed in the free-for-all playoff over John Alexis Padillo of SJCS and Joshua Baraganza of Wonderland School to win the championship. Padillo was second and Braganza, third.

The champions as well as the second placers will represent the private schools association in the coming division meet where they will face players from the public schools.

Meanwhile, Mayor Belen T. Fernandez was overwhelmed by the number of participants which was twice as many than last year’s. This year’s participants were 96.

Fernandez congratulated the organizers of the tournament and went on to suggest that a similar tournament be staged for senior citizens.

“Chess is one good sport that raises one’s IQ, exercises both sides of the brain, increases one’s creativity, improve one’s memory, increases problem-solving skills, improves reading skills and concentration, it teaches planning and foresight and the most important of all, it prevents Alzheimer disease,” she quipped.

That’s why I’d like to push for a chess tournament among our elders so that they will continue to be intellectually active,” said Fernandez.

La Salette School rules chess tournament


(This article was published by The Manila Times: http://www.manilatimes.net/la-salette-school-rules-chess-tournament/279503/)

La Salette Chess ChampsDAGUPAN 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”