Zamboangueño chess wizard Robick Vohn Kiel Villa emerged CHAMPION in the under 18 boys category during the grand finals of the recently concluded Philippine National Age Group Chess Championships held at the Robinson’s Place in Malolos, Bulacan.
Villa was also awarded the National Master Title and will be representing the Philippines in Thailand and Indonesia sometime October this year.
Another Zamboangueño, Johnmari Josef Lu was top 8 in the under 18 boys category.
Meanwhile, 3 other young Zamboangueños also brought honor to Zamboanga City, as they clinched high ranks during the competition.
Cyreine Jean Borce garnered Rank 4 in the under 10 girls; Fletch Archer Aado was Rank 11 in the under 16 boys while Angela Joelle San Luis was Rank 10 in the under 18 girls.
The City Government led by Mayor John Dalipe has expressed gratitude to the winners as it expressed continuous support to all Zamboangueno athletes. (Sheila Covarrubias)