Just wondering what's the latest update with other US based Pinoy chess and taekwondo grandmaster, GM Rogelio "Banjo" Barcenilla. Hope he'll drop us a message again and update everyone about the development of his career since he snatched his third and final GM norm earlier this year.
CEBUANO IM SEVILLANO RULES STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
FILIPINO International Master Enrico “Ikong” Sevillano scored 6.5 points captured the crown in the 2009 SCCF (Southern California Chess Federation) State Championship in Los Angeles California last August 23.
The Cebuano native Sevillano, protégé of sportsman NM Matias “Bombi” Aznar defeated Alexandre Kretchetov, Tianyi He, IM Jack Peters, Ali Morshedi, Elliot Liu and Robert Reynolds, in order. Sevillano’s only draw came from Tatev Abrahamyan in the sixth and penultimate round in the eight players, invitational field, using a single round-robin format.
Tianyi He (5.5 points) and Alexandre Kretchetov (5.0 points) came in second and third respectively.