Leaders after 2 rounds – 2 pts.
Open 20U – Joel Pimentel, Marc Nazario, McDominique Lagula, Keith Duval Ibaoc
Open 16U – Vince Angelo Medina
Open 14U – FM Paulo Bersamina, Alberto Diolola, Julius Selibio, John Michael Magpily
Open 12U – Duane Borgonia, Chriz Pondoyo, James Andrew Balbona, Joshua Tan
Open 10U – John Ruiz Bravo, Emmanuel Van Paler, Jeremy Pepito, Jonathan Lay
Open 8U – Adrian de Luna, Christian John Dumo
Girls 20U – WNM Jan Jodilyn Fronda, Mikee Charlene Suede, Jessa Marie Balbona
Girls 16U – Mira Mirano, Jazerelle Villarin, Michelle Yaon, Bernadette Galas
Girls 14U – Samantha Glo Revita
Girls 12U - Alexis Charlotte Suede, Rizalyn Jasmine Tejada
Girls 10U – Cristine delos Reyes, Francois Marie Magpily, Llysa Magdael,
Girls 8U – Jasia Dorog, Regina Catherine Quinanola
The race for the titles tightened as some of the top seeds were defeated after the 2nd round of the 2012 National Age Group Chess Championships being held at the Cabagnot Training Center in Kalibo, Aklan.
Israelito Rilloraza (Las Pinas) was defeated by James Andrew Balbona (Cebu) in the first round in the Open 12 under category, while Jeremy Pepito defeated Dennis Gutierez III (Pangasinan) in the second round of the O-10 under group. Alekhine Nouri (Negros Occ) was likewise upset by Gil Casa Jr. in the first round but remained in contention after beating Nino Protacio in the second round.
Woman FIDE Master Cherry Ann Mejia of La Salle lost to Christine Laz and drew with Adelaide Lim to remain with only a half point after two rounds.
But others proved their billing as top seeds by remaining unbeaten like Joel Pimentel (St. Benilde) who shares the lead with Marc Nazario (UP), McDominique Lagula (FEU), Keith Duval Ibaoc (Davao) in the Open under 20 category. FIDE Master Paulo Bersamina (Pasay) and Vince Angelo Medina (FEU) likewise earned 2 points to share the lead in the open under 14 and 16 group.
In the Girls Category, WNM Jan Jodilyn Fronda (La Salle), Mikee Charlene Suede (UP)
and Jessa Marie Balbona (Cebu) continue to dominate the 20 under group, while Jazelle Villarin (Cebu), Samantha Glo revita (Pangasinan) and Cristine Delos Reyes (Misamis Oriental) continued to rule the Girls 16U, 14U and 10U categories respectively.
Meanwhile, the National Juniors Chess Championships, which will also be hosted and sponsored by the Province of Aklan headed by Governor Carlito S. Marquez, is set to start with round 1 to be played at 8:00 am on April 11, 2012. Registration is now on going at the Cabagnot Training Center in Kalibo. For further information contact Aklan Provincial Sports Coordinator NM Wilfredo Neri cp# 09205636732 / 09228930866 or IA Gene Poliarco cp#09237309445 or the NCFP secretariat firstname.lastname@example.org.