ORMOC CITY – Jimmy Ty, Jr. tops the executives division of the recently concluded 4th Chooks to Go National Rapid Chess Championships held last July 9-11, this city.
The pride of Leyte Institute of Technology(LIT) – turned – Eastern Visayas State University(EVSU), Ty, who is a civil engineer by profession, dominated the executives division that features national masters Engr. Jasper Rom, Jonathan Tan and Engr. Robert Arellano and arena grandmaster Dandel Fernandez.
Ty and Rom are both active members of the prestigious Cebu Executives and Professional Chess Association (CEPCA).
With the victory, Ty pocketed P10,000 cash prize.
Ty anchored the LIT/EVSU chess teams during his college days in mid 2000s, steered to numerous SCUAA titles. He also is a former grand champion of the CEPCA.
On the other divisions, WNM Francois Marie Magpily wins the women’s division, 15-year old FIDE Master Alekhine Nouri lords the Junior’s Division-Boys, Ma. Elayza Villa snags the Junior’s Division-Girls while Arena Grandmaster (AGM) Christian Gian Carlo Arca and Franiel Magpily dominated the kiddies boys and girls division, respectively. (JOEY VINCENT MOTEL)