In the meantime here's the final report by Marlon Bernardino:
JOHN RANEL MORAZO of Tarlac and Vince Angelo Medina of Laguna won the Juniors and Kiddies divisions respectively at the conclusion of 17th Shell National Youth Active Chess Championships Grand Finals last Sunday at the SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City.
Morazo, earned seven points to win P30,000 in the 20-under competition of the juniors divisions. Actually, Morazo, substitute for fellow University of Baguio student Leonardo Abalos who was trapped by floods in Baguio after Typhoon Pepeng hit the said cities.
Ateneo de Manila University's Giovanni Romero scored 6.5 points to settle for P20,000.
Bryll Arellano and Joseph Turqueza wounded up with identical six points but the former had superior tiebreak for third place to claim P15,000. The latter instead got P10,000.
Jayson Mercado, who bested fellow 5.5 scorers Lennon Salgados and Richelieu Salcedo III via tiebreak, occupied the fifth spot and took P7,000.
In the kiddies 14 and under category, Medina, playing under the banner of GM Jayson Gonzales Far Eastern University notch eight points to win the championship trophy plus P 20,000 cash prizes.
Team mate Mc Dominique Lagula also from FEU tallied 5.5 points pocketed P15,000 in the event sponsored by Pilipinas Shell Petroleum and sanctioned by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) under the leadership of Prospero "Butch" Pichay Jr.Davao City's Austin Jacob Literatus won P10,000 cash for placing third while Jeazzier Surposa earned 4.5 points for fourth place and received P7,500. Giovanni Mejia of La Salle Greenhills gained four points for fifth place and went home with P5,000.