NANGUNA si Jersey Marticio, isang Grade 8 student ng Pulo National High School sa Cabuyao City Laguna, sa katatapos na Elimination ng Philippine Sports Commission-National Chess Federation of the Philippines selection tournament na tinampukang 2021 Mayor Atty. Rolen C. Paulino National Age Group Online Chess Championships North Luzon Leg online nitong weekend sa tornelo platform.
Ang 13-year-old na suportado ang kanyang kampanya nina Cabuyao City Mayor Atty. Rommel Gecolea, City of Cabuyao Sports Director Mr. Jerome Lualhati and Philippine Executive Chess Association President and Assistant Executive Director for South Luzon of NCFP Dr. Fred Paez ay nakaipon ng perpektong pitong puntos para makaungos kina Marian Calimbo at Darlyn Villanueva na tumapos ng second at third, ayon sa pagkakasunod sa Girls Under-18 Division.
Sina Calimbo at Villanueva ay nakaipon ng tig-limang puntos sa torneo na punong abala si Olongapo City Mayor Atty. Rolen C. Paulino sa pakikipagtulungan ng City Sports and Youth Development sa gabay ni OIC David B. Bayarong, Fide national instructor Joel Escorial Villanueva, the Philippine Sports Commisison, the National Chess Federation of the Philippines Chairman/ President Senior Deputy Speaker Prospero “Butch” Pichay Jr. at tournament director Grandmaster Jayson Gonzales.
Tinalo ni Marticio ang lahat niyang mga nakalaban na sina Darlyn Villanueva (first round), Marphine Faith Mangubat (second round), Marian Calimbo (third round), Me Ann Joy Baclayon (fourth round), bye (fifth round), Aeiona Lou Tomas Mendoza (sixth round) at Shaina Magne Romanillos (seventh round).
Ang iba pang category winners ay sina Robert James Perez (Open U18, 7-7), Ritchie James Abeleda (Open U16, 6/7), Jelaine Adriano (Girls U16, 6/7), Arvie Aguilar (Open U20, 7/7) at Ma. Elayza Villa (Girls U20, 6/7).
“Online chess tournaments has become the safest way to organize, join and participate in high caliber chess tournament without the risk of exposing one’s self to the deadly Covid-19 or more popularly known as the Corona Virus 2019.” sabi ni Philippine Executive Chess Association President at Assistant Executive Director for South Luzon of NCFP Dr. Fred Paez.