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SNYACC - Naga Special Awardees

In the recently concluded Shell National Youth Active Chess Championship Southern Luzon Leg - Naga, Marie Antoinette San Diego of The First Uniting Christian School – Cavite and Grace Ann Faith Cain of Living Heritage Academy – School of Tomorrow bagged the ‘Top Female Player’ Award for Kiddies and Juniors division respectively. San Diego scored 7.5 pts and 55 Bucholz while Cain finished off with 5 pts and 37 Bucholz. The ‘Top 8-year old-and-under’ Award went to Peverline Cardama of Salvacion Baybay Elementary School – Camarines Sur who landed a score of 6 pts and 55 Bucholz points. Ma. Athena Legaspi of Ateneo de Naga University received the ‘Sportsmanship Award’ for displaying the values of fair play and maturity during the two-day chess tournament. Meanwhile, the ‘Youngest Player Award’ went to 3-year old Daniel Zamora. Having 55 participants was Carolina Elementary School – Naga City represented by chess coach Rose Reyta who won the ‘School Most Represented” award in the Kiddies division, while Ateneo de Naga University with receiving the trophy brought 33 participants earning them the ‘School Most Represented’ title in the Juniors division.

Presenting the awards were (from far left) Shell Dealers Aurora Villaroya and Melrose Macandog, Naga City Councilor Babeth Lavadia, (from far right) Shell Pasacao Terminal Supervisor Bernie Marco, Shell Sustainable Development Manager Ronald Suarez, and Shell Business and Corporate Communications Manager Sankie Simbulan.


Shell Active Chess is an annual 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 Supermalls, Cagayan Colleges Tuguegarao, Central Philippine University Iloilo, University of San Carlos Cebu, and Cagayan de Oro City Tourism.