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Olay bags gold at Singapore Chess tilt

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Edgar Reggie Olay

Edgar Reggie Olay

Filipino International Master (IM) elect Edgar Reggie Olay bagged the gold medal in the National Blitz Chess Championships 2018 Open Division held at the Bukit Merah Community Club in Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore recently.

Olay, perfect 11 points in the eleven-round tournament organized by the Singapore Chess Federation with tournament director is International Organizer (IO) Thomas Hoe while International Arbiter (IA) Nisban Jasmin served as Chief Arbiter in the three minutes plus two seconds increment time control format.

Arena Grandmaster and Fide Master elect Roberto Suelo Jr. congratulated Olay for winning the National Blitz Chess Championships 2018 Open Division.

“I would like to congratulate International Master (IM) elect Edgar Reggie Olay for giving us pride. This win surely cement, yet again, your position as one of the Filipino top chess players. May you continue to inspire Filipinos in the field of sports (chess).” said Suelo, an active member of International Churches of Christ (ICOC) of Singapore.

Olay also topped the July edition of the Asean Chess Academy Rapid Open Chess Championships held at the Bukit Timah Shopping Centre last July 7, 2018, and helped the Philippine Team (Isaiah 40) win the Nanyang Racial Harmony Chess Team Challenge 2018 Open division held at the Nanyang Community Club last July 29, 2018.

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