University of Perpetual Help System Dalta standouts Jerome Aragones, Eric Labog, Jr. and Carl Zirex Sato will be the players to watch when the Grand Finals of the Gov. Amor Deloso National Age Group Chess Championships comes off the wraps today at the Zambales Sports Complex in Iba, Zambales.
Sato made it through by topping the premier boys under-20 division while Aragones and Labog reigned supreme in the under-16 and Under-18 sections in the Luzon qualifiers held in Dasmarinas, Cavite last week.
Joining the three are Perpetual Help teammates Ma. Angela Illustre, who won the girls’ U20 plum, and John Marx Anastacio, who wound up third in the boys’ U20 class.
Interestingly, Labog will represent Calabarzon in the Palarong Pambansa set April 27-May 4 in Davao City.
The six-day tournament, which will be ushered in by Gov. Deloso and Congressman Cheryl Deloso, National Chess Federation of the Philippines president Butch Pichay and Philippine Sports Commission chair Butch Ramirez, have drawn 168 participants, who all made it through the qualifying stages.
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