GM Antonio supervises the competition
OIC Matt Lee, Jr. welcomed and cheered the 6 Visually Impaired chess contenders for the IBSA World Elimination Round held at the NCDA last Friday February 11, 2011. Led by Coach and trainor Grandmaster Rogelio M. Antonio, Jr., the goal was to choose 2 winners for fielding in the upcoming “4th International Blind Sports Association (IBSA) World Games” slated in Antalya, Turkey on April 1 – 11, this year.

Players thinking on their next moves

NCDA focal person for Sports Nanie Apostol also announced that the two winners joining the IBSA World Games will represent the country in the “6th ASEAN Paragames” in Indonesia in December 2011. For the elimination round in NCDA, arbiter Sandy Angustia used a double round robin that gave the players a two-time opportunity to prove themselves. See the final elimination round results below.

Ranking after 1st and 2nd Round Robin

Player Scores
Rodolfo Canonigo 5 points
Abraham Peligro 3 points
Cecilio Bilog 2 points
Melchor Pizarro 2 points
Rodolfo Sarmiento 0
Francis Ching 0