A young team of Filipino chess players are set to join the First Thailand Chess Festival at the Le Bali Resort and Spa, Pattaya, Thailand from July 7 to 18.
All the team members are from General Trias, Cavite led by Bonjoure Fille Suyamin, a grade 4 pupil of Del Rosario Christian Institute. He recently won three (3) silver medal (standard, rapid and blitz) in the girls under-10 division of the 20th Asean Age Group Chess Championships in Mandalay City, Myanmar last June 18.
Other members of the group are Yanie Ayesha Estavillo (U-8), Noreen Sciecky Atienza (U-8), Jirah Floravie Cutiyog (U-10), John Martin Firmalino (U-12), Geraldine Mae Camarines (U-12), Relghie Columna (U-12), Janmyl Dilan Tisado (U-14), Josh Edmar Castro (U-14), Paolo Estavillo (U-16), Jireh Dan Jaime Cutiyog (U-16) and Stephen Von Estavillo (U-18).
They will be competing against yougn teams from Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Brunei