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2010 Malabon Blitz Tournament-Father & son dominate week 5

Feb 1, 2010, 7:10 PM 0

National Arbiter Ernie Baltazar rules the Saturday edition while son Melwyn Kenneth top the Sunday edition of the 2010 Malabon Blitz Chess Tournament -Week 5 held January 30-31,2010 at the Hulong Duhat covered court,Malabon city.The 52-year old Baltazar,gold medallist in the 2007 National Rapid Chess Championship held in Caloocan city,went on an eight-game winning streak capped with a final round draw for 8.5 points.Baltazar became the oldest qualifier to the tournaments grand battle of weekly champions.He settled for a half-point in an exciting 60 moves draw of a Ruy Lopez duel in round 9 with Armando Miranda of Merville.Melwyn Kenneth Baltazar took 1st runner-up honors while Philippine College of Criminology board two player Joel Diaz wound up as 2nd runner-up.Ed Chu of Barangay Longos snatched 3rd runner-up honors while Mon de la Cruz of Catmon brought home 4th runner-up honors. In the Sunday edition Melwyn Kenneth Baltazar,2006 National Age Group under-10 champion ,booked seven wins in as many games to take the top slot.Ernie Baltazar emerged 1st runner-up while Roger Sebastian of Navotas city placed 2nd runner-up,Ed Chu was 3rd runner-up while Gerald Gonio of Hulong Duhat was 4th runner-up.

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