Aragones tops Shell NCR children chess


Statefield’s Jerome Aragones scored three points in the last four rounds to pool eight points then bested top seed Daniel Quizon in the tiebreak to capture the children crown tiebreak in the Shell National Youth Active Chess Championship NCR leg at SM Megamall Event Center over the weekend. Tied with Daniel Quizon and Justine Mordido after five rounds, the eighth-ranked Aragones drew with Dennis Gutierrez 3rd in the sixth then trampled Mordido, halved the point with Quizon before outplaying Juwon Grande to finish the nine-round Swiss system tournament with eight points.


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