San Beda, CSB share lead in NCAA 92 chess
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 10, 2016 08:43 PM
San Beda College and College of St. Benilde blanked San Sebastian College-Recoletos and University of Perpetual Help, respectively, to seize a share of the lead in the 92nd NCAA seniors chess competition at the Jose Rizal University campus in Mandaluyong City.
Mari Joseph Turqueza, Alcon John Datu, McDominique Lagula, and Dave Patrick Dulay provided the victories for the Red Lions while Nelson Busa, Jr., Daryl Unix Samantila, Prince Kenneth Reyes, and Charles Daniel Abuzo delivered the wins for the Blazers to hike their total to 7.5 points.
Defending back-to-back champion Arellano Univesity edged out last year's second placer Lyceum of the Philippines University, 2.5-1.5, to slide to #3 with 6.5 points.
Kyz Llantada and Joshua Arias came through with triumphs on boards one and four while Don Tyrone delos Santos drew with Jhoemar Mendiogarin on board three to seal the Chiefs' win over the Pirates.
Romulo Curioso, Jr.'s win over Carlo Caranyagan on board two prevented LPU from suffering further damage.
LPU slid to a share of fourth with Colegio de San Juan de Letran on identical 5.5 points after the latter turned back JRU, 2.5-1.5, on wins by Paul Christian Barroga over Paul Leo Rodriguez on board two and Marco Jay Mabasa against Jonathan Trajano on board four.