AJHS chess wizards place 3rd in online PAYA tourney; Blanca and Magugat win silver

April 22, 2021

Comprised of players Gian Alingog (Pamplona/8-Regis), Liam Batnag (Cardoner/9-Baena), Tiel Blanca (Pamplona/8-Pongracz), Brix Magugat (Cardoner/9-Baena), and Raiz Roxas (Montserrat/10-Maunoir), Ateneo de Manila University Chess Team B placed 3rd in the recent PAYA Chess Tournament Juniors Division. In addition, Tiel Blanca and Brix Magugat won the silver award for Board 3 and Board 4, respectively.

The team was coached by Ildefonso Datu for the competition, which was held online on January 23, 2021. Among the schools which participated in the tournament were Ateneo de Manila University, Claret School of Quezon City, De La Salle Zobel, La Salle Greenhills, and Xavier School.