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Shell National Youth Active Chess Grand Finals Ceremonial Move

Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation Vice President for Communications Roberto Kanapi (seated, left) and Department of Education Assistant Secretary for Legislative and Liaison Affairs Atty. Tony Umali (seated, right) in a handshake after making the ceremonial move during the recently concluded 18th Shell National Youth Active Chess Championship (Shell Active Chess) Grand Finals held in the Event Center of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City.
SNYACC Ceremonial Move

Witnessing the ceremonial move are (standing, left to right): Tournament Director Alex Dinoy, Pilipinas Shell Sustainable Development Manager Ronald Suarez, Asia’s First Grandmaster Eugene Torre, Grandmaster Jayson Gonzales, and Chief Arbiter Gene Poliarco.

Both with 7 points, Christian Nañola of Laguna College of Business and Arts led the Kiddies division, while Rizal Technological University athlete scholar and Cagayan de Oro native Richelieu Salcedo III finished strong in the Juniors division after the 9-round Swiss system tournament format.
Shell Active Chess is a programme of Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation which supports the empowerment of the Filipino youth, in line with the company’s commitment to sustainable development. It is sanctioned by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines, and supported by Shell V-Power, Shellane, Shell Helix, and McDonald's, in partnership with SM Megamall, SM Supermalls, Cagayan Colleges Tuguegarao, Central Philippine University Iloilo, University of San Carlos Cebu, and Cagayan de Oro City Tourism.