World Youth Chess Championship 2008

Philippine players at the WYCC in Vietnam

The Philippines harvested 10 wins at the start of the World Youth Chess Championships late Monday in Vung Tau town in Vietnam.

Cristy Lamiel Bernales and Cheradee Chardine Camacho, who are both booked for the World Chess Olympiad next month, bested their foes in the girls’ under-16 and under-14 divisions respectively.

Bernales downed Marcella Gunther of The Netherlands and Camacho defeated Lunbini Ambanwela of Sri Lanka.

Jedara Docena was also victorious in her under-16 assignment after she beat Dalia Kagramanov of Canada.

In the boys’ category, Haridas Pascua and Alcon John Datu won in their boys’ under-16 matches.

Other winners included Jan Emmanuel Garcia (boys’ under-14), Paulo Bersamina (under-10), and Kyle Ochoa and Haince Patrick de Leon (under-eight).

Karl Victor Ochoa won in his boys’ under-18 debut by default.

Overall, the Filipinos, who fielded 18 participants in the 11-round tournament, also registered three draws and five losses.

Jan Jodilyn Fronda and Cherry Ann Mejia (girls’ under-14), Rowelyn Acedo (girls’ under-12), Samantha Glo Revita (girls’ under-10), and John Ray Batucan (boys’ under-12) accounted for the country’s five defeats.

Prince Mark Aquino (boys’ under-14), Jerad Docena and Vince Angelo Medina (boys’ under-12) settled for draws.

Source: GMANews.TV

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