The College of Liberal Arts’ representative to the Philippine International Chess Championship defeated 61 other participants from all over the country.
Joey Albert V. Florendo, a junior BS Accountancy student from the College of Social Sciences was hailed as the winner as he sweeped off all the other participating chess players affiliated with the FIDE (Fédération Internationale des Échecs ) in the Philippines.
The participants battled in a 10-round Swiss tournament format with a 90 minute duration for every game and a 30 second addition for every move starting from the first move.
The championship was sponsored by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) under the auspices of FIDE, in partnership with the Philippines Sports Commission (PSC) and the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC).
Held at the Celebrity Sports Plaza at Diliman Ave., Quezon City, the competition stretched from December 5th to 12th, 2014.
“The competition was really tough, yet as coach and guardian of Joey Albert, I’m proud to witness him emerge as the champion out of all the other participants,” says Engr. Carlos G. Florendo.
(Mandy Dalugdug – PAO, WMSU)