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UAAP 86 HSCH: Velarde, FEU-D continue to dominate boys div as NUNS takes helm in girls


Far Eastern University – Diliman’s Boys Chess Team continued to dominate while National University Nazareth School took over the top spot in the girls’ division of the UAAP Season 86 Chess Championships at the FEU Tech Gym in Manila on Saturday.

Defending champions Baby Tamaraws remained undefeated after three matches, showcasing their dominance with a second shutout victory, this time against De La Salle Zobel.

Jerish Velarde [3/3] led the charge for FEU-D, earning a point while playing with the black pieces after 39 moves of the Caro-Kann Defense against Tyrhone Tabernilla [1/2] on Board 1. Oscar Cantela [3/3] also maintained his perfect record, securing a point through checkmate in 32 moves on Board 2 against Gian Caguiat [0/1].

Arena FIDE Master Ritchie Abeleda [1/1] and Zeus Paglinawan [1/1] completed the rout as the debuting duo secured wins over Michael Dogelio [0/2] and Paolo De Vera [0/2] on Board 3 and 4, respectively.

University of Santo Tomas also earned its second straight victory with a 4-0 dismantling of Ateneo High School, securing the second spot in the standings.

Karlycris Clarito Jr [2/2], Oshrie Reyes [1.5/2], Al-Basher Buto [2/2], and Jian Rivera [1/1] all notched wins on Board 1, 2, 3, and 4, respectively, against Bryan Magugat [0/3], Arena Candidate Master Radamanthus Batnag [1/2], Luis Gutierrez [1/3], and Arena FIDE Master Ronell Co [0/2].

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In the girls’ division, NUNS claimed the solo lead after Round 3 with a 4-0 victory over DLSZ, while defending champion FEU-D settled for a draw with UST.

Lexie Hernandez [1.5/2] ignited NUNS’s supremacy with a win over Fiorela Marinduque [0/2] on Board 1.

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Sara Dalagan [2/2], Heart Padilla [2/2], and Yana De Vera [1/2] concluded the dominating conquest by securing a point each with victories against Francesca Icay [0/3], Zuri Navarro [0/2], and Ayana Montes [0/2] on Board 2, 3, and 4, respectively.

UST, on the other hand, settled for a 2-2 split with FEU-D to take the second place after Round 3.

Nathalie Liscano [3/3] and Christine Tabungar [2/2] scored impressive wins over FEU-D’s Woman National Masters April Joy Claros [0/2] and Bonjoure Suyamin [1/2] on Board 3 and 4, respectively.

Woman National Master Ruelle Canino [2/2] (Board 1) and Woman National Master Samantha Umayan [2/2] (Board 2) tallied a point each by conquering UST’s Precious Yecla [1.5/3] and Marjeri Janapin [0/2], respectively, to complete the split.

Round 4 will resume on Sunday, October 22.

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A Bacolodnon who loves basketball, chess, and esports.


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