Sunday, July 19, 2009

Senior Chess Master John Daniel Bryant sweeps simul chess

Lopez building in Meralco at night, Ortigas, Pasig city.

Storm, heavy rains, flooding, heavy traffic, brown-out (!), fear of AH1N1, you name it, but all these did not stop the staging of the simul exhibition match of USCF Senior chess master and stepson of former US Open co-champ, IM Enrico Sevillano at Meralco last Friday evening in Ortigas, Pasig City. The number of participants were far less than expected. Only six were able to join, again this maybe accounted for bad weather.



UNITED STATES CHESS FEDERATION (USCF) Senior Chess Master John Daniel Bryant (2449) sweeps all his matches in the rare six board simultaneous exhibition on Friday at the Meralco Head Office in Ortigas.

The 17 year old Bakersfield, California resident Bryant, step son of Cebuano IM Enrico “Ikong” Sevillano defeated four players from RP Paralympics chess team (Rudy C, Rudy S, Melchor and Abe) and two players from Meralco Chess Club (Jonas & Rolly) in the one-day event hosted by Meralco Chess Club headed by its president Rolly Sol Cruz in close cooperation with Filipino Missionary Pastor John Michael “Jojo” Culaniban, founding pastor of Heritage Christian Church in Bakersfield, California.


rjsolcruz said...

The determination of the PARA Team awed and inspired me more. 4 of 7 of them braved the weather. Rudy Sarmiento, Rudy Canonigo, Melchor Pizarro and Abe Peligro who came all the way from Salitran Dasmarinas Cavite. He started commuting around 10 am. Imagine that?

For MERALCO it's me and Jonas Santiago, one of our promising talent who I am grooming to succeed me as Club President. Jonas beat NM Nelson Villanueva in a simul last year. And he also has a chamionship belt, so to speak, having won the Aguila Memorial Cup held last year. it's a 1-day 10-10 tourney.

I hope you can join us in the fund-raising for them starting next week, July 24 Fri 6pm and Aug 1 Sat 9 am.

How can I email you our photos?

Des Catolos said...

Hi, sir Rolly,

I wonder if Jonas Santiago was the one who left a comment on my blog (Wesley So interview at o baka kapangalan lang nya.

Anyway, I'm not so sure about Friday because of my conflicting schedule but August 1, Saturday, is just about perfect. I could be at Meralco as early as 6 am!

thanks for the photos, I'd better start creating a flicker account.