15-year-old NM Velarde tops Cepca weekly chess tilt

Dale Rosal 11/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Newly inducted National Master (NM) Jerish John Velarde flexed his winning form by dominating the Cebu Executives and Professionals Chess Association (Cepca) weekly online chess tournament: Barracks Chess Club Blitz Series on Sunday, November 7,…

Lapu woodpusher Jerish John Velarde earns NM title

Dale Rosal 09/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Lapu-Lapu City’s chess phenom Jerish John Velarde is one of the newest chess players in the country to earn a National Master (NM) title this year. The National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) announced…

Red-hot Velarde nails third straight win in Asian Zonals chess

Glendale G. Rosal 05/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Jerish John Velarde logged his third consecutive victory in the ongoing FIDE Asian Zonal 3.3 Chess Championships to rise in the rankings after round 6. The Lapu-Lapu City chess sensation who is ranked…

NM Roque, Velarde score big wins in Asian Zonal chess tourney

Glendale G. Rosal 05/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Team Cebu’s National Master (NM) Merben Roque and junior woodpusher Jerish John Velarde struck big wins after the fifth round of the ongoing Asian Zonal 3.3 Chess Championships. NM Roque continues to ascend…

19 Cebuanos make National Finals of National Age Group Chess Championships

Mars G. Alison 01/05/2019

Nineteen Cebuano pawnpushers made it to the national finals after placing in the top 3 of their respective categories in the  National Age Group Chess Championships Visayas leg, which came to an end Saturday night, January 5,…

VELARDE STRUGGLES IN SUBIC CHESS TILT

Glendale G. Rosal 12/15/2016

RANGED against older and more experienced opponents, Cebu’s bet Jerish John Velarde continued to struggle in the 2016 PSC-Puregold International Chess Challenge in Subic Bay Peninsular Hotel. The nine-year-old Velarde, one of the youngest competitors, started the…

Lapu honors teachers board exam topnotcher, chess wizard

Norman V. Mendoza 06/02/2015

The Lapu-Lapu City council enacted ordinances appropriating cash reward and financial assistance to Oponganons who topped the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET), and who will represent the Philippines in an Age Group Chess Championships 2015 respectively. Kim…

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