N. E. S. Chess Warriors – U11 Champions from Philippines

Nangka Elementary School Chess Warriors won last U11 tournament, Worldwide U11 Eastern A, held on August 26, 2020. Young team comes from Marikina City, a 1st class highly urbanized city in Metropolitan Manila, Philippines.

Republic of the Philippines is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands.

Worldwide U11 Eastern A participants were: N. E. S CHESS WARRIORS (Philippines), ChessNut Academy (Solapur, India) Ассоциация тренеров шахмат Ульяновской области (Association of Chess Trainers of the Ulyanovsk Region, Russia) Этюд (Etud, Ekaterinburg, Russia) ШШК-Челны (Naberezhnye Chelny, Russia), Ученики И.Погорелова (I. Pogorelov Students, Lugansk, Ukraine), Сборная Шахты (Shakhty, Russia), Ekb_Intellect (Ekaterinburg, Russia), RCG School Players (Galle, Sri Lanka) and
Lipetsk Chess Club (Russia). Read full report.

Led by team captain and trainer Felino Jose Abudanza, kids from Nangka Elementary School are very strong and successful chess players. Other coaches are Julie-Fe S. Lipa and Joselito U. Ancheta, and School principal is Mr. Wilfredo C. Padua. Above all, kids are very polite and really nice. As been written over the school board: “Honesty is the best policy”, this motto describes them well. Congratulations!!

Because of time zones difference, this tournament started late, at 8:30pm Philippine time, but that did not bother young champions to give their best and win. Looking forward to more wins and great shows, team is preparing to compete in new Worldwide U12 category, and also enter Worldwide U8, for youngest players.

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