Melwyn Kenneth Baltazar of Letran College won the 1st Len Len Oreta Junior Chess Tournament held May 12-13,2012 at the Senior Citizens Hall,Malabon City. Baltazar scores a perfect 7 out of 7 to finished clear first, two points ahead of Eliseo Budoso and Joshua Berdadero who both score 5 points. In the Non-master division Wendell John Hitotiaga of Barangay Ibaba score 6 points to take the title. Ricardo Sardowa also booked 6 points and a lower tie break score to earn 1st runner-up honors, they split the combined P5,000.00 cash prize. Edgardo Habana wound up 2nd runner up while Philip Octaviano took third runner-up honors. Aileen Pacis and Chessa Mae Nadera of University of the East share the top lady award in the field of 66 players all over the city of Malabon. Sports coordinator Jay Reyes , Ric Ricafort and IM Barlo Nadera led the awarding ceremonies.Acting Malabon Mayor LenLen Oreta watched the tournaments final round. National Arbiter Ernie Baltazar and Marlon Ricafort officiated the twin events.
|Melwyn Kenneth Baltazar(center)|
|Chief Arbiter Ernie Baltazar.|
|Malabon's top chess players fight it out for the 2012 1st Len Len Oreta Chess Tournament at the Senior Citizen Hall,Malabon City. Fernando Custodio of Acacia(right) upset veteran Fred Sadongdong of Barangay Longos while Aaron Kimuel Lorenzo of Longos (2nd from right) defeated Harris de Guia of Barangay Catmon.Wendell Hitoriaga(3rd from right) won against Marc Kristoffer Baltazar on Board three . Watching the actions is San Beda College varsity player Jerome Flores.|
|Melwyn Kenneth Baltazar of Colegio deSan Juan de Letran and Chessa Mae Nadera of University of the East posed for the pictures with mom Trely and mommy Ludy while waiting for the next round actions. Happy Mothers Day !!|
|Tournament co-leader after Round 3 Armando Miranda(left) of Malabon Chess Association against Arturo del Rosario, MCA top senior player.|