SUBIC -- Andrew Vasquez added another feather to his cap by ruling the 2008 Subic Open international chess challenge at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center recently.
Actually, Vasquez finished in a four-way tie for first place with 6.5 points, but earned the title by virtue of higher tiebreak score.
Also posting the same score of 6.5 points were Edmundo Gatus, Allan Macala and Roel Abelgas.
Gatus finished second, followed by Macala in third and Abelgas in fourth.
The four players, however, shared the total cash prizes of P85,000 for first to fourth places in this tournament organized by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) as side event of the Subic Open international championship.
6.5 points -- A. Vasquez, E. Gatus, A. MAbcala, R. Abelgas
6 -- L. Magdalaga, C. Arroyo, N. de la Cruz, J. Bulicatin
5.5 -- E. Montoya, R. Labay, V. Alora, S. Manaog, L. Carlos
5 -- F. Barreto, J. Dacanay, F. Onato
4.5 -- R. Dungca, M. Nazario, L. Sombilon, L. Ramos
4 -- F. Grafil, J. Arreque, R. Salcedo, J. Bitoon, A. Suede, R. Senora, J. Cayanan, J. Pineda.
“Masayang-masaya ako sa panalo kong ito. Nagbunga din ang pagsisikap ko,” said Vasquez, who is being supported by E.B. Testing.
by Ed Andaya