Nanola bags Shell Active Chess National Kiddies crown

Christian Nanola tallied 7 points at the end of the 9-round Swiss system tournament of the recently concluded 18th Shell National Youth Active Chess Championship on Saturday, at the SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

The victory declared Nanola as this year’s national champion in the Kiddies division category.

The pride of San Pablo, Laguna took home a P20,000 cash prize and trophy.

La Salle Green Hills (LSGH) bet Giovanni Mejia finished runner-up with a score of 6.5 points and went home cash prizes of P15,000. Jerad Docena, Felix Shaun Balbona and Paul Robert Evangelista finished in a tie for 3rd to 5th placers with 6 points apiece.

At 6th to 8th placer are Davao's Austin Jacob Literatus and John Ray Batucan and Allan Pason with 5.5 points each followed by Marc Kevin Labog and Melwynn Baltazar who tote's 5 points each.