Silverio Abasolo ruled the Region IX elimination of the selection process for the RP team to the 3rd Asian Indoor Games at the Dapitan City Resort Hotel in Zamboanga del Norte.
A report posted on SportsNews.ph said seventh-seed Abasolo finished in a three-way tie with Michael Pinar (fifth seed) and Raymond Salcedo (top seed) with 5.5 points in the three-day tournament.
Abasolo, Pinar and Salcedo shared the cash prize for the top three players to go home with P6,000 each.
The three wood pushers are set to lead seven other players to the national semis to be held in Manila on Aug. 4-8. The semifinals will determine the country’s representatives to the third Asian Indoor Games scheduled in Halongbay, Vietnam later this year.
National Chess Federation of the Philippines president Prospero Pichay said the next qualifying tournament – Region VI — will be held at the Cabagnot Training Center in Kalibo, Aklan on April 16-20.
as of 03/31/2009 6:32 PM