Antonio, Bernardino, Racasa to compete in Auckland, New Zealand chessfest
By Marlon Bernardino
Wed, 30 Nov 2022
MANILA---Grandmaster Rogelio "Joey" Madrigal Antonio Jr., National Master Almario Marlon Quiroz Bernardino Jr. and Woman National Master Antonelle Berthe Murillo Racasa will compete in the 2023 Bob Wade Masters and Challengers at the Howick Community Church Complex in Auckland, New Zealand on January 13 to 21, 2023.
“I’m very happy to play in Auckland, New Zealand . I was invited to play in the Masters division,” said the 60 year old Antonio, who is fresh from a ninth place finish in the FIDE World Senior Individual Chess Championship last November 15-26, 2022, in Assisi, Italy.
The 13-time Philippine Open Champion Antonio (Elo 2397) will be playing in the Masters division, Standard Event, Single Round Robin Format that includes GM Elshan Moradiabadi of the USA (Elo 2514), GM Samy Shoker of Egypt (Elo 2491), FM Ben Hague of New Zealand (Elo 2381), IM Gary Lane of Australia (Elo 2343), IM Herman C. Van Riemsdijk of Brazil (Elo 2265), FM Robert W. Smith of New Zealand (Elo 2130) and CM Felix Xie of New Zealand (Elo 2103).
The 45-year-old Bernardino (Elo 2035), a veteran sportswriter and radio commentator is the top seed in the Challengers 2 section while the 15-year-old Racasa (Elo 1504) is seventh seed.
Roberto Manggaran Racasa, father of Antonelle Berthe was invited by New Zealand Vice President Paul Spiller to be part of arbiter.-Marlon Bernardino-
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