USC woodpushers dominate Cesafi chess

By: Immae Lachica October 07,2019 - 02:27 PM

The University of San Carlos’ girls’ high school chess team. | contributed photo

Cebu City, Philippines—The University of San Carlos (USC) proved it is the master of the board as its woodpushers swept the chess competition in this season of the Cebu Schools Athletics Foundation Inc. (Cesafi).

The USC woodpushers topped the high school and college division of the competition, which wrapped up at the Robinsons Galleria Cebu on Sunday, October 6, 2019.

The University of San Carlos’ boys’ high school chess team. | contributed photo

The girls’ high school team is composed of Regina Quiñanola, Mary Margarett Quiñanola, Adelyn Bensi, Angel Naureen  Bagano, Jallene Sarvida and Kryztyl Badilles, while the boys’ team is made up of  Arje Villarin, Jervy Villarin, Kirk Patrick Morala,  Vic Goyles Derotas, Romeo Jared Rollan and Derek Jan Rellosa.

The men’s college team, Jude Marluc Aranaydo, Joshua Panes, James Andrew Balbona, Najelle Sarvida, Elizur Maandig meanwhile, is composed of while the women’s team is manned by Glybel Jane Quinanola, Lyan Portes, Jeremy Rose Bajo, Gladys Joy Cortez, Jinky Catulay.

The University of San Carlos’ men’s chess team. | contributed photo

This is the third straight year for the girls’ high school team to bag the gold medal.

In the high school division, the University of San Jose Recolletos (USJ-R) placed second, followed by the University of Cebu (UC).

The University of San Carlos’ women’s chess team. | contribute photo

For the men’s division, CIT-U placed second after USC, followed by USJ-R, UV, UC, and UCLM. In the women’s division, UC placed second followed by UCLM. /bmjo


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