Youth Chess: Cutiyog completes triple-crown at National Age Group Chess elims

Jirah Floravie Cutiyog ruled the girls’ Under-16 blitz and rapid to complete a triple crown in the National Age Group Chess Championships Eliminations Wednesday night, June 5, at the Oriental Convention Center in Dumaguete City.

The 15-year-old General Trias, Cavite native’s recent triumphs completed a sweep of all three events in her division after she also ruled the standard event a couple of days ago in this event supported by Negros Oriental Gov. Manuel “Chaco” Sagarbarria.

Jirah Floravie Cutiyog
Jirah Floravie Cutiyog

The amazing feats catapulted the Bethel Academy ninth-grader, along with seven others who finished in the top eight, straight to the grand finals set June 22 to 30 in Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte.
Samantha Umayan, for her part, ruled both the premier rapid and blitz girls’ U18 class while Allan Gabrial Hilario and Keith Adrianne Ilar reigned supreme in the premier open U18 rapid and blitz, respectively.

Other rapid winners were Apple Rubin (GU14), Hannah Segara (GU12), Khana Kathribne Ventolero (GU10), Chester Acuyong (U16), John Peter Allen Cabales (U14), John Curt Valencia (U12) and Seth David Suico (U10).

Vincent Ryu Dimayuga (U16), Quarl Maverick Vera Cruz (U14), Noel Berlin, Jr. (U12), Adrian Villarojo (U10), Jemaica Mendoza (GU14), Cyreine Borce (GU12) and Maddison Faith Maghari (GU10).

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