• PONDOYO, CABUNGCAG DOMINATE SHELL CHESS

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    Top seed Chris Pondoyo bucked an eighth round setback to Adrian Basilgo with a final round romp over Jeremy Pepito to rule the boys’ class while No. 5 Cristy Cabungcag topped the girls’ side in the 21st Shell National Youth Active Chess Championship Visayas leg at SM City Cebu Event Center last Sunday. Pondoyo swept his first seven games in impressive fashion but fell in ambush to the sixth-ranked Basilgo in the penultimate round before the University of Cebu bet foiled Pepito to finish with eight points and emerge solo winner in the 14-and-under division. Cabungcag, meanwhile, sustained her four-win run in the first half of the seven-round tournament with upset wins over second seed Fiona Guirhem and No. 3 Laila Nadera before holding sister Manilyn Cabungcag to a draw in the final round to top the event with 6.5 points.

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