Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Paulo Bersamina became the youngest ever junior chess champ of the Philippines

Current Philippine under 12 champ Paulo Bersamina re-established his status as one of the best junior player in the country by winning the 2010 Shell National Juniors Chess Championship at the Gaisano Grand Citimall in Davao City on Monday. Adding to the victory, the 12 year old Bersamina, a product of Meralco Chess Club also became the youngest junior champ in the history of Philippine chess.

I always have a good personal relationship with Paulo and his very supportive parents and I'm happy for them. Again, congratulation to the Bersamina!

Thanks to NM Marlon Bernardino for the info and the list of the final rankings.

Final Standings/ Rankings:
(Boys, 80 player's field)
7 points---Paulo Bersamina, Joey Albert Florendo
6.5 points---Richilieu Salcedo, Nelson Mariano III, Patrick Erle Florendo,Michael Joseph Pagaran,Jay Bulicatin, Mc Dominique Lagula
6 points---Jerwell Andoy, Yves Christian Fiel, Franz Robert Grafil, John Ray Batucan, Neptali Batucan III


Anonymous said...

Maybe we can formulate a junior and kiddie event on a round robin format. Bersamina, Jan Garcia, Daryl Samantila, Stephen Pangilinan, and some more. This will even push them up to improve their game.
And possibly after that, a rigid and EFFECTIVE training program for this young talents.
Truly they are the future of Philippine Chess and the next Wesley Sos.

Again congratulations to Paolo Bersamina and the National Age Group winners!


luke said...

Does Bersamina have a coach?

Anonymous said...

Whatever is the result of the Philippine team`s performance in this forthcoming Asean Age Group will reflect the NCFP effectiveness. BMV suggestion is good. There is 1 week left and haven`t heard of any training for those kids joining the Asean.