Outsmarting their opponents with the use of great strategy and tactics, Princess Rodriguez of the School of Engineering and Architecture and Joshua Noel Tiagan of the Accountancy Cluster were declared champions in the 4-round Men’s and Women’s Chess tournament for the 70th Ateneo Fiesta held at J301 in the afternoon.
A congratulatory applause filled the hall after a tension-filled Round 4 as the last game in table one ended when a player resigned. Leaving the winner, Tiagan, with a spotless record of four wins and zero lose.
“I’m happy to represent Accountancy as their Chess men player because I met new friends and I gave honor to my cluster,” he remarked.
Meanwhile, Rodriguez shared the same winning standing and expressed her gratitude.
“First and foremost, I want to thank God also SEA for giving me the opportunity to represent our division. It was a series of challenging matches because all the players were really good,” she noted. Overall, Rodriguez said the tournament was a nice experience.
Following behind Rodriguez from the Women’s Division were Daniella Marie Panaligan of the Accountancy Cluster scoring 3-0, and Samantha Nunez of the Business & Management Cluster scoring 2-2, securing 1st and 2nd runners-up, respectively.
From the Men’s Division, both Percival Cyber Vargas of the Social Sciences Cluster and Jay Are Magnagcot of the Computer Studies Cluster garnered a raw score of 2 wins, 1 draw, and 1 lose; the former secured 1st runner-up with a Buchholz score (tie-breaking system) of ten while the latter secured 2nd runner-up with a Buchholz score of eight.