Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times


PSC to reward Torre, Frayna for feats

The Philippine Sports Commission will reward Grandmaster Eugene Torre and newly-minted WGM Janelle Mae Frayna cash incentives for their exceptional feats in the recently concluded 42nd World Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan.

PSC chairman William “Butch” Ramirez shared that Torre will receive Php 100,000 for the bronze medal he won on board three in the men’s division, while Frayna will be given Php 50,000 for becoming the first Filipina to ever obtain the WGM and men’s International Master titles.
UAAP-77-Chess-Awarding-Janelle-Frayna PSC to reward Torre, Frayna for feats Chess News  - philippine sports news
Beyond the monitary incentives, Ramirez added that both Torre and Frayna will get an audience with President Rodrigo Duterte, as soon as Josephine Medina returns after snaring a bronze medal during the table tennis competition of the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janerio, Brazil.

Torre scored 10 out of 11 points on nine victories and two draws, while Frayna scored seven of 11 to reap honors for the country.

This is Torre’s fourth medal after he won the silver in the 1974 Nice Olympiad, where he also became Asia’s first ever GM, and two bronzes in the 1980 Malta and 1986 Dubai Olympiads on top board.

Torre said it would have been gold if the formula used was percentages rather than performance ratings.

Former teammate GM Wesley So, who is now representing the United States, bagged the gold medal.

“Back then, the formula used was percentage. If that was used in Baku, I would have won the gold,” said Torre.

“But I’m still happy because Wesley [So] won the gold.”

#ReadMore  Rey Nambatac sends Blackwater crashing, lifts Rain or Shine to semis
Written By

Tiebreaker Times Logo

You May Also Like


There’s no more fitting way for Far Eastern University (FEU) to honor past and present Tamaraw greats than opening their own Sports Hall of...

2020 Tokyo Olympics

Hidilyn Diaz, Nesthy Petecio, Carlo Paalam, Eumir Marcial, and the rest of Team Pilipinas were honored by the Malacañang Palace in a simple event,...

2020 Tokyo Olympics

Promise made. Promise fulfilled. Prior to the start of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the MVP Sports Foundation (MVPSF) allotted cash incentives for the country’s...

2020 Tokyo Olympics

President Rodrigo Duterte gave a surprise to Nesthy Petecio, Carlo Paalam, and Eumir Marcial during a virtual courtesy call moments after arriving in the...

2020 Tokyo Olympics

Even before the Tokyo Olympics, Hidilyn Diaz had already earned a spot in the roster of sports heroes of the Philippines. After all, she...

2020 Tokyo Olympics

Hidilyn Diaz will be awarded one of the highest honors in the land, the Presidential Medal of Merit. President Rodrigo Duterte made the announcement...

2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Malacañang Palace has announced that President Rodrigo Duterte has approved an additional P100,000 games allowance to all 19 Tokyo Olympians and 6 Paralympians...


All four Philippine representatives to the 2021 Chess World Cup are hoping to make the right moves when the prestigious event is staged from...