timhortons: i'd sent mr delacruz punong bayan set of questions and he courteously answered me.
for chess fans who want to know more about mr. Hexilon Dela Cruz Punongbayan.
<1.What is your official Fide rating now?>
I dont have a fide rating at the moment.. The 2008 chess olympiad was my first official tournament...
<2. How long you been playing with macau chess federation and how did you qualify to represent its national pool?>
Ive been playing for 3 years here in macau... I joined the Macau chess championship last 2007 and luckily won the tourney :)
<3.Did you win titles in chess competition in the past?>
nope.. as i said, my first official tournament was the 2008 chess olym.
<4.How old are you? are you still studying? working?>
im 22 years old now,.. Im currently working at the moment as warehouse attendant, planning to go to university when i save enough money for my studies..
<5.At what age you learn how to play chess?>
Hmm in not so sure about this one.. i think around 10 years old.. but i didnt really take it seriously before.. i only play with my cousins and friends..
<6.Youre family name sound like tagalog word, Did you have your ancestral roots from Philippines?>
I was born and grew up in cavite,
(cavite, philippines, is where wesley so living right now)...
I only did came here in macau when im 17 years old so that my mom can can attach me here and live together..
<7. Do you have plans to make chess your lifetime career?>
I dont know sir... as for my current situation here i guess i cant.. But well maybe if i can do better next time maybe ill take chess more seriously..
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