Quizon rules 4th leg of bullet chess

April 11, 2020
Daniel Quizon
Quizon: Fourth leg champion.

INTERNATIONAL master Daniel Quizon underscored his billing as one of the country's brightest young players when he topped the fourth leg of the Philippine National Bullet Online chess championship.

Quizon, who was honored as one of four Milo "Junior Athletes of the Year" during the PSA Awards at the Manila Hotel last month, finished with 83 points on 34 games played and 76 percent win rate.

The 15-year-old Quizon edged first leg champion GM Rogelio Barcenilla,  Jr. and  third leg winner IM Joel Pimentel, who wound up with 82 and 81 points in the online-only tournament that attracted a record 523 participants.

It was the second straight online chess title for Quizon, who also ruled the first All Dasmarinas blitz  online tournament last week.

Completing the top five finishers were Chester Neil Reyes, fourth with 77 points; and GM Darwin Laylo,  fifth with 76 points.

Also making it were Sherwin Tiu, sixth; FM Arden Reyes, seventh; Karl Ochoa, eighth;  NM Jayson Bullanday Salubre, ninth, and Asuela Ellan, 10th.

Newly-crowned Cesar Orbe Memorial 360 third leg champion GM Rogelio Antonio  Jr.struggled in14th place.

The rest of the prize winners are:

11th - Michael Concio

12th - Mark Jay Daños Bacojo

13th - FM Dino Ballecer

14th - GM GM Joey Antonio

15th - FM Austin Jacob Literatus

16th - Samson Chhiu Chhin Lim

17th - IM Paulo Bersamina

18th - FM Sander Severino

19th - Eli Budoso

20th - Jayson San Jose Visca.

The tournament is irganized by the National Chess Federation of the Pholippines (NCFP), headed by Chairman/President Prospero  "Butch" Pichay, and supported by the  Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), led by Chairman William " Butch"  Ramirez.