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Shell National Youth Active Chess – NCR Leg Winners

The 18th Shell National Youth Active Chess Championship National Capital Region Leg held recently at SM Megamall finished off with De La Salle University's Mari Joseph Turqueza and Jerad Docena from Far Eastern University- FERN Diliman emerging as leg champions in the Juniors and Kiddies division respectively.
SNYACC NCR Top Winners

Turqueza (back row, middle) toppled other players in the Juniors division with a score of 7 and 43.5 Bucholz. Sheider Nebato (back row, right) of Far Eastern University posted 7 points and 43 Bucholz to win 1st runner- up, while Adrian Perez (back row, left) of Mapua Institute of Technology garnered 7 points and 39 Bucholz to cop 2nd runner- up. All three earned seats to compete in the grand finals. Richelieu Salcedo of Rizal Technological University fell short as he posted 7 points and 39 Bucholz for the 3rd runner-up spot and Narquingden Reyes of De La Salle- College of Saint Benilde got 7 points and 39 Bucholz which earned him the 4th runner-up trophy.

Docena (front row, middle) finished strong with a perfect score of 8 points and 56 Bucholz. Melwyn Kenneth Baltazar (front row, right) from F.G. Calderon Integrated School won 1st runner- up with 8 points and 54.5 Bucholz, Giovanni Mejia (front row, left) from La Salle Greenhills settled for 2nd runner- up with 7.5 points and 58 Bucholz, while Laguna College of Business and Arts' Christian Nanola placed third with 7.5 points and 55.5 Bucholz. Finally, Paul Robert Evangelista from Far Eastern University- FERN Diliman ranked fourth with 7.5 points and 54.5 Bucholz.

Each winner from the respective divisions received a cash prize, while the six finalists, also took home trophies aside from cash prizes which were handed over by Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation Social Performance Head for Pandacan Janot Barretto (far left) and Asia’s First Grandmaster Eugene Torre (far right).

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 Megamall, SM Supermalls, Cagayan Colleges Tuguegarao, Central Philippine University Iloilo, University of San Carlos Cebu, and Cagayan de Oro City Tourism.