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|Jun-05-15|| ||pinoymaster77: Manila Standard article on PHI's dominant performance in the blitz events in the Asian Schools yesterday!|
|Jun-05-15|| ||epistle: It is comforting to know that instead of cutting classes to do drugs Pinoy students now do it to play blitz.|
|Jun-07-15|| ||pinoymaster77: The Asian Schools Chess Championship STANDARD event just wrapped up this am. To add to the BLITZ haul of 4 Golds, a silver and a bronze, our woodpushers got 2 Golds via WFM Shania Mae Mendoza of FEU in Girls U17 and CM Stephen Rome Pangilinan of Adamson in the Open U13.
Shania is now poised for a Grand slam of sorts as she is expected to play in the ASEAN Age Group coming up also in NTU Spore.|
Garnering 3 silvers were IM Paulo Bersamina of NU/Letran in the Open U17, WFM Allaney Doroy (FEU?) in the Girls U15 and Jerish John Velarde in the Open U9. Pen will get FM title and has gained 91 ELO points.
This is another 6 GOLD MEDAL haul coming on the heels of the successful campaign also in the recent World Schools Championship in Pattaya, Thailand.
I would strongly recommend to send our consistent medallists to the World Youth event in Greece in Oct, we've never had World Youth Champions,strike while the iron is hot!
|Jun-07-15|| ||ticticcalauang: Now this one I can support. An actual <grandmaster>, still young and with a bright future ahead of him. Or is Paulo Bersamina not good enough for Barangay Baroknio? Why don't they congregate on this forum instead?|
|Jun-07-15|| ||epistle: Why don't you chop off your long name into several small pieces and make them all congregate here?|
|Jun-07-15|| ||pinoymaster77: IM Paulo shared via FB that Philippines is the OVERALL CHAMPION in the Asian Schools Chess Championship !!
Unofficially, I count 6 Golds, 4 silvers and a bronze|
This is an indication that our Pinoy youth players are at par with Asian counterparts, the chess community and officials have to ensure they continue to develop to stay globally competitive.
As we know, in the GM level or gauge thru the Olympiad, we lag behind China,India,Vietnam and other Asian powers
|Jun-09-15|| ||pinoymaster77: Manila Standard article, pero may maali sa last paragraph, Paulo is already an IM|
|Jun-12-15|| ||pinoymaster77: Travails of our youth players, ewan kung sa pagtitipid o shabby treatment from organizers, dun sila usually ma billet sa lower star hotels / inns. Dealing with heat wave, fatigue and stronger field in the ASEAN Age Group.|
Nag nose bleed Pau nung Asian Schools time pa, Jako Concio may fever / nausea and per this article Pen Pangilinan has the flu
Wish ko lang by the time na turn na PHI to host this ASEAN event ulit eh our qualifiers / representatives get first class treatment, which they deserve
|Jun-13-15|| ||pinoymaster77: Nice write-up, with human interest features and covering many sectors of Philippine chess :|
"But there were some major setbacks and heartaches as well. IM Paulo Bersamina, a consistent gold medal winner in previous age group tournaments, remained at the middle of the pack in the boys Under 20 with 3 points, perhaps still bothered by the situation back home where his father remains bed-ridden after an accident which affected his spinal column.
Also falling short of the target was young Fide Master Alekhine Nouri, who after a blazing start, absorbed two straight losses and barely recovered with a draw.
Still, there are heartwarming and inspiring stories to remember—of Bersamina narrating his father’s present state, the love and concern for his father clearly etched on his face.
And of Concio winning three straight matches despite a recurring flu, and then telling everyone that “Pag maysakit ako nanalo ako, pag wala hindi ako nananalo.”
Or what about 7-year old Joseph “Joey” Vergara, easily the cutest among the young kids here? Joey proudly says that he has scored three points, not really caring that the leading scorer was two points ahead of him.
And when a senior player kidded him that he and Joey are almost of the same age, the irrepressible youngster blurted out: “Ubos tayo sa yo!” drawing laughter from everyone around him."
|Jun-14-15|| ||epistle: Bersamina's reaction to his father's near fatal accident was completely the reverse to Wesley's uncaring attitude to a more serious accident his own father suffered.|
As per his mother's own story.
What does it profit (business!) a man, indeed, if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?
|Jun-14-15|| ||pinoymaster77: Inspite of it all, the heat wave, fatigue, tougher competition and other worries / source of stress, PHI team still won 7 golds as per this Manila Standard article by Arman Armero. Pero dun sa chessresults medal statistics eh its reported na 9 golds.|
Pag guest country pala (India,Mongolia,China) eh di counted sa medals tally.
Singapore's prodigy FM Tin Jingyao tops the U20 standard to earn an outright IM title
"Woman International Master Bernadette Galas, Woman Fide Master Shania Mae Mendoza, WFM Alaney Jia Doroy, Mhage Sebastian, Stephen Rome Pangilinan and NM Alex Milagrosa won individual gold medals even as Team Philippines also added 13 silvers and 15 bronze medals."
|Jun-15-15|| ||pinoymaster77: Congrats to IM Paulo for being resilient!
Wala pa article si Mr. Arman today but checking chessresults, na count nga the 10 rapid golds shown in the medal statistics :
- Sa U20, joint golds nila IMs Jem and Pau pati team gold. Sa Girls, joint gold nila WIM Frayna and WFM San Diego saka team gold, bale 6 golds na yun
- Individual golds for WFM Shania / G18, NM Gatus / Srs, Pen Pangilinan / O14 pati team gold sa O14.
This would add to the earlier 7 or 9 golds sa standard. But perennial leader Vietnam had 15 golds in standard and 16 golds in rapid. Blitz events today to wrapup the ASEAN competition, then our chess warriors get to prepare for the return home
|Jun-15-15|| ||pinoymaster77: Elevated pala to a Continental championship ang ASEAN Age Group, kaya top 3 of the U20 get IM/WIM norms and pati pala U18 champs may IM/WIM title :|
"As a newly designated continental championship there were increased title and norm opportunities for the players and there were no less than 31 of which one (Tin) got a GM norm, one more (Galas) got a WGM norm and two got IM norms and three WIM norms.
Lu Chan Hung from Vietnam and Chitlange Sakshi from India, Open U-18 and Girls U-18 winners respectively would have been particularly happy that they also got direct IM and WIM titles."
|Jun-17-15|| ||pinoymaster77: Unoffcial tally 26 golds for Team PHI, per Manila Standard's / Arman article
Welcome back to our players / delegation, they returned last night!|
|Jun-30-15|| ||pinoymaster77: Happy birthday to gmlet ! Next year eh golden na rin.|
Get FULLY WELL soon, we continue to PRAY
|Jul-04-15|| ||pinoymaster77: CHAMPION sa ASEAN Chess si Jayson Visca of Las Pinas City, IM Pau's sparring mate, ETCF Coach and ace UE alumni.|
Ang tanong, meron sanang CHESS sa 2017 SEAG in Malaysia... and meron nga kaya ulit nitong ASEAN Chess, Random 360 (Fischer) and Transfer Chess (Tandem)?
Yung ASEAN chess pala, ang pawns ng white eh nasa 3rd rank, while black's pawns nasa 6th rank sa starting position
|Sep-27-15|| ||pinoymaster77: Gmlet has been called by our Maker. Condolence to Bersamina family.|
A stalwart for whats right in chess, a very generous person with a heart for aspiring chess players specially indigent cases who aspire for educational scholarship thru chess, he will surely be missed but remembered for his firm principles and charitable actions.
|Sep-28-15|| ||epistle: Our condolences to IM Bersamina whose father just passed away.|
|Sep-28-15|| ||mysql: Shocked by this news. I thought he was recovering well from that spinal injury. Condolences to the Bersamina family. :(|
|Sep-28-15|| ||SugarDom: Philippine Chess lost a good man.
Sad day. Condolence to Bersamina family.
|Sep-29-15|| ||gokusano: My condolence to the Bersamina Family who will now miss the man gmlet.|
|Sep-30-15|| ||wordfunph: condolence to IM Pau and family.
|Sep-30-15|| ||iking: Condolence Pau ....|
|Oct-03-15|| ||spawn2: IM Pau,
Condolence to you and your family. It was a privileged to worked with your father in educating students under CFBCI on the beauty of the royal game. He was willing to share his learnings for free because he believes that chess can help young students become better people if guided correctly.
We are aware of your father's dream for you. Rest assured that you will have our support for you to fulfill that dream.
Spend this time with your family but soon, you will need to focus in putting that dream into reality.
|Oct-03-15|| ||Pulo y Gata: I condole with the Bersamina family. Gmlet was a principled and upright man who was ready to share both knowledge and materials to those in need. RIP, gmlet.|
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