Panaboan AGMs rule top Davao del Norte chess tourney

Veteran chesser Panaboan Arena Grandmaster (AGM) Henry Lopez. (Photo from Henry Lopez FB account)

DAVAO CITY –The two Arena Grandmasters (AGM) from Panabo City, Davao del Norte were the big winners in the Davao del Norte chess online eight weekly tournaments last May 2.

AGM Henry Lopez won the open division of the tournament after scoring five points against some of the top wood pushers in Davao del Norte.

Lopez, a former chess varsity player o Holy Cross of Davao College is happy and proud of his latest win.

In the 15 and under boys category, AGM Gian Carlo Arca also of Panabo City won the tournament after scoring five points.

In the girl’s 15 and under division, Alijah Rae Lumangtad of Tagum City won the tournament by scoring five points.

All the winners won cash prizes and certificates.

The chess tournament was earlier organized by the Davao del Norte provincial sports to promote the sport of chess in the province.

Under the administration of Davao del Norte governor Edwin Jubahib, various sports activities have been conducted not only to propagate physical fitness but also to advance sports at the grassroots level.