Bayangat wins anew, Bagamasbad, Maraan share limelight in PECA chess tourney
By Marlon Bernardino
Tue, 20 Sep 2022
MANILA---Arjie Bayangat of Santa Rosa City, Laguna again stamped his class in the 2022 National Executive Chess Championship National Capital Region-NCR Leg on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at the 3rd Level, New Wing of Robinson Magnolia, Quezon City.
The 39-year-old Bayangat, one of the top players and assistant coach of PCAP's Laguna Heroes, bagged the top spot in the FIDE rated rapid tournament, organized by Philippine Executive Chess Association (PECA) headed by it's president Dr. Fred Paez and sanctioned by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) led by it's chairman/president Rep. Prospero "Butch" Arreza Pichay Jr.
Bayangat, who presently works as Business & Integration Arch Sr. Analyst at the Accenture Inc ., completed completed the 6-round Swiss system tilt with the highest score/tie break of 5.0 points to grab the title.
Fide Master Jose Efren Bagamasbad of Quezon City placed second with 5.0 points, followed by John Ernie Maraan of Iba, Zambales at third with 5.0 points.
Freddie Talaboc of Quezon City and engr. Mark Oliver Ingcad of Carmona, Cavite at fourth and fifth with 4.5 points apiece.
Danilo Tiempo Jr. of Quezon City, lawyer Cliburn Anthony Orbe of Pagadian City, IT expert Joselito Cada of Lucban, Quezon and ship captain Doroteo Whigan Jr. of Tanauan City, Batangas rounded up the top nine with 4.0 points apiece.
Cada won the Top Senior award, Whigan took the Top Unrated award, Joselito Asi who works Senior Education Program Specialist Bureau of Learning Resources at Department of Education Central Office pocketed the Top 1900 and below award while Joshua Juaneza grabbed the Top 1800 and below award.
Bayangat scored victories over Constantino Villanueva Jr. in the first round, Joselito Asi in the second round, Roberto Racasa in the fourth round, Orbe in the fifth round and Talaboc in the sixth round.
His setbacks at the hands of Bagamasbad in the third round.-Marlon Bernardino-
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