The Philippines won four gold medals and two silver medals at the Thailand Pattaya Youth Chess Championship 2018 held at the Bay Beach Resort Pattaya, Banglamung, Chin Buried in Pattaya, Thailand.
Clark Jemuel Cabatian of General Trias City Chess Club and Gio Troy Ventura of Dasmariñas Chess Academy carried the good fight for Young PH woodpushers in the standard time control format.
Cabatian toppled Thunpisit Pa-In of Thailand in the final round to win the nine-round tournament, Under 8 category.
The eight-year-old collected 7.5 points on seven wins, one loss, and one draw.
Ventura, on the other hand, had a better 47.5 tie break points against 46.5 of Arena International Master (AIM) Bhattacherjee Aayush of India to top the Under 12 division.
The 11-year-old tallied 8 points on seven wins and two draws.
Relghie Columna and Bonjoure Fille Suyamin also brought home two gold medals in the boys and girls under 10 division, respectively.
Also, Jirah Floravie Cutiyogscored 5.5 points to nail the country’s silver medal in the girls under 10 while Geraldine Mae Camarines notched 5.5 points to grab the silver in the girls under 12.
The team is headed by Ms. Baby Lyn Kempiz of the General Trias City Mayor’s Office and PH coach Ederwin Estavillo, who is also the president of the General Trias City Chess Club.