PCAP online tourney: 4 Cebu-based chess teams split games
CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu-based wood pushing teams split their two scheduled games with one win and one defeat in the ongoing Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) All-Filipino Conference online tournament on Wednesday, March 10, 2021.
The four Cebu-based teams are composed of the Toledo City Trojans, Cebu City Marchers, Lapu-Lapu City Naki Warriors, and the Cordova Dutchess Dagami Warriors.
The highest-seeded Cebuano squad, the Trojans, had an easy time dealing with Surigao Fianchetto Checkmates, 16.5-4.5, to grab a win in their first match. But, they hit a brick wall in their second game after losing to the Camarines Soaring Eagles,6-5-14.5.
The Trojans’ lost their fourth-place position in the south division after Wednesday’s matches. They are now at fifth place in the rankings with 16 wins and 13 losses. The fourth place is currently held by the Zamboanga Sultans, who holds the same record as theirs. But, the Sultans has 312.5 accumulated points versus the Trojans’ 310. Thus, they claim the fourth spot.
On the other hand, the Naki Warriors beat the Sultans in the second game via an Armageddon match after tying their regular game 10.5 points apiece. It was a sigh of relief for the Naki Warriors, after losing to the Iloilo Kisela Knights in the first match.
The Warriors are behind the Trojans in south division’s standings at sixth place with 14-15 (win-loss) record.
Meanwhile, the Marchers lost to Negros Kingsmen,4-17, in their first outing but managed to snatch a win over the Fianchetto Checkmates,11.5-9.5, in the second game. The Marchers is at 10th place in the standings with 6-23 (win-loss) card.
The Dutchess Dagami Warriors beat Mindoro Tamaraws,16.5-4.5, in their first match, but they bowed down to Palawan Queen’s Gambit,10-11. The Dagami Warriors is at eighth place in the standings with 10-19 (win-loss) record.
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