Chess: 'Mighty Four' youths win five gold medals in Indonesia's ASEAN School Sports Olympiad
November 12, 2010 2:38 am
By Lily O. Ramos
MANILA, Nov. 11 — Four youngsters composing the Philippine chess team to the recently-concluded 4th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Primary School Sport Olympiad (APSSO) in Grand Sajid, Jakarta, Indonesia came home with five gold medals.
Dubbed as the "Mighty Four," chess players Marie Antoinette San Diego, Daryl Unix Samantila, Rhal Sol Cruz, Jr. and Stephen Rome Pangilinan performed splendidly despite the highly competitive international tournament at the Jaya Hotel from November 4 to 10.
Girl chesser San Diego of Dasmarinas, Cavite was awarded a gold medal in the girls' individual standard, a silver medal in girls' individual rapid and another silver in girls' individual blitz (exhibition event).
Adamson University's sixth grader Daryl Unix Samantila, who hails from Malabon, also brought home a silver medal in the boys' individual blitz (exhibition event).
The combined 10 points output of Samantila, Sol Cruz Jr. and Pangilinan was enough to secure a team bronze medal for the Philippines in boys' team blitz competition.