Paulo Bersamina at 13th ASEAN Age-Group Chess Championship Hue, Vietnam
FM Paulo Bersamina, the Philippines youngest ever to win the National Junior Championship in 2010 at age 12yrs-3mos-23days, won the Gold medal at the 13thASEAN+ Age-Group Chess Championship for U14 Open Division “Standard Chess” held in Hue, Vietnam on 11-15 June 2012, scoring 7.5/9 (6wins & 3draws), a solo first and a full point ahead the two Silver medallists Pham Minh Hieu of Vietnam and Azarya Jodi Setyaki of Indonesia who both scored 6.5/9.
Spartan1998, as known to his avid fans, en route to the coveted Gold medal, won his last three rounds (7, 8 & 9) with the penultimate round (8th) as the most crucial when he won and grab the lead from the erstwhile leader Vietnam’s Pham Minh Hieu then again scored another big win against India’s Rohan Ahuja in the last round to nail the ‘Gold’.
Two other Philippines’ U14 were in the Top 20 namely Daryl Unix Samantila (13th) and Jasper Gerald Marce (18th) who scored 5.0/9 and 4.5/9 respectively.
Top 20 Final Standing U14
This is the second individual Gold medal that Bersamina won in the ASEAN+ Age-Group Championship “Standard Chess” in two different Age-Group (U12 & U14). His first was in the 11th ASEAN+ Age-Group for U12 Open Division “Standard Chess” held in Subic Freeport, Philippines on 5-10 June 2010, where he actually won a triple Gold [Standard, Rapid(1st Gold Medal in Rapid) & Blitz(1st Gold Medal in Blitz)].
In “Standard Chess” there are 12 Age-Groups or divisions (U08
) where ASEAN+ countries aim for 24 Golds, 24 Silvers and 24 Bronzes for Individual (36) and Team (12) medals at stake. At the end of 9 Rounds for each divisions, the Philippines collected 4 Golds [ 3(Ind’l) + 1(Team)], 13 Silvers [2(Individual) + 11(Team)] and 1(Ind’l) Bronze for a total of 18 medals.
Team Philippines “STANDARD” chess Medals
Team Philippines medal winners and their respective new FIDE Titles acquired in the 13thASEAN+ Age-Group Chess Championship ’Standard Chess’ are as follows:
A. Individual (3)
1. Paulo Bersamina : U14(Open)
2. Literatus Austin Jacob : U16(Open) : FM(New Title)
3. Pimentel Joel : U20(Open) : IM(New Title)
B. Team: (1)
Literatus Austin Jacob
Medina Vince Angelo
A. Individual (2)
1. Pangilinan Stephen : U10(Open) : CM(New Title)
2. Mirano Mira : G16 : WCM(New Title)
B. Team: (11)
Ventanilla Billy Samuel
Paler Emanuel Van
Lemi Daniel John
Marcella Mark James
Miciano John Marvin
Daryl Unix Samantila
Marce Jasper Gerald
Turqueza Mari Joseph
Salgados Lennon Hart
San Diego Jerlyn Mae
Magpily Francois Marie
Baclayon Me Ann Joy
Alexis Anne Osena
Diaz Natori Biazza
Shania Mae Mendoza
Revita Samantha Glo
Moulic Ella Grace
Jamaca Alyssa Ysaiah
San Diego Marie Antoinette
Frayna Janelle Mae
Romero Gladys Hazelle M
A. Individual (1)
1. Fagon Romy : U16(Open) : CM(New Title)
FM Bersamina and the rest of Team Philippines are also scheduled to participate in their respective Age-Group for the 7-rounds ‘Rapid Chess’ (June 17) & 9-rounds ‘Blitz Chess’ (June 18) events of the ASEAN+ Championship 2012.
1. 13th ASEAN+ AGE-GROUP CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012 STANDARD CHESS
2. Regulations for 13th ASEAN+ Age-Group Chess Championship
3. Final Standing (Standard)
1st update: 19 June 2012