1st United Queens Chess Club (UQCC) Fide Rated Rapid Chess Tournament

United Queens Chess Club presents
1st United Queens Chess Club (UQCC) Fide Rated Rapid Chess Tournament (OTB) in cooperation with Legacy Chess Philippines and Circa Pasig Chess Club

Date: October 9, 2022 at 9:00 A.M. PHT
Venue: 001 Lopez Jaena St. Brgy. Sta. Rosa Hall 3rd floor, Pasig City

Fide Rated 9 Rounds Swiss System
15 mins + 5 secs increment

Open to all Filipino Chess players and must be an active NCFP members (NCFP ID is not expired).

For non-members and renewals, click the google form link below:
NCFP Membership Google Form Link:

Tournament Entry Fee:
Open – P500
Women – P400

Kiddies (U-13) – P400

Payments can be made via GCash:
GCash 09553171411
Kyla Joy Camacho

To register, open this link to any browser then fill up the google form:
If not clickable on your device, copy and paste the link then open it in your browser.

Limited to 100 participants!

Champion – P10,000 + Trophy
2nd place – P7,000 + Trophy
3rd place – P5,000 + Trophy
4th place – P4,000 + Medal
5th place – P3,000 + Medal
6th place to 8th place – P2,000 + Medal
9th place to 15th place – P1,000 + Medal

Category Prizes:
1st Top Lady – P1,500 + Trophy
2nd Top Lady – P500 + Medal

1st Top Kiddie (U-13) – P1,500 + Trophy
2nd Top Kiddie (U-13) – P500 + Medal

1st Top Junior (U-17) – P1,500 + Trophy
2nd Top Junior (U-17) – P500 + Medal

1st Top Senior (55 above) – P1,500 + Trophy
2nd Top Senior (55 above) – P500 + Medal

Total Prize Fund – P50,000

Major Sponsor: Prin. InHooi Teh
Other Sponsors: Mr. Jessie Villasin, Mr. Jojo Legaspi, Engr. Jojo Buenaventura, and Capt. Ronaldo Banaag

Tournament Time Schedule

9:30 AM – Opening Ceremony
10:00 AM – Round 1
10:45 AM – Round 2
11:30 AM – Round 3
12:05 PM – Lunch Break
1:00 PM – Round 4
1:45 PM – Round 5
2:30 PM – Round 6
3:05 PM – Snack break
3:25 PM – Round 7
4:10 PM – Round 8
4:55 PM – Round 9
6:00 PM – Awarding Ceremony

For inquiries or other details, please message United Queens Chess Club Facebook page.


Play and Learn with FM Nelson Mariano III

Guess what’s back? It’s the UQCC’s Play and Learn with the Master! We proudly present this to you as our simple way of giving back, to give you quality programs to help our youth and female chess players improve their games.

Meet our guest Master this coming Sept 04, 2021 Saturday at 7:00 pm, say hi to Fide Master Nelson Mariano III! He was also one of those promising and competitive player when he was young as he won the Champion title of Shell National Junior year 2008. But wait, that does not end there, he continues his campaign and hold on to one dream, the dream of every chess player, to become a Master. Not too long ago, he achieved both the Candidate Master and Fide Master title in 2013. He is also a superb Coach and trainer as he established the RedKings Chess Manila to teach and produce future chess champions. Recently he clinched the Champion title in PECA National Executive Chess year 2018, and he is one of the top player in Negros Kingsmen as a professional chess player in PCAP.

We are sure that you don’t want to miss this opportunity to learn from FM Nelson Mariano III, so Register now!


Chess Training with The Queens

Chess Training with the Queens is finally back!

Tired of studying and learning chess alone or don’t have someone who can spar with in Lichess or Chesscom? The Training Session with the Queens is finally open for women! Come and join in the fun while we bond, watch chess videos, analyze games together and play against with your favorite Queens every Sunday at 5:00pm.


Play and Learn with FM Dino Ballecer

Another veteran chess coach is coming a long way to teach our Filipino youth! Right now, he holds an FIDE master title with 2 International norms already. One of his international norms was achieved in the 1st Subic International Chess Open in 2008, where he placed 12th place in the open division with a score of 5.5/9. He had no losses and seven draws. Still unsatisfied with his performance, he switched his focus to online chess, and immediately attained his Arena Grandmaster title! Any guesses who he is? Known for his aggressive approach in chess, FIDE Master Dino Ballecer will show you how chess should be done!

The College of Saint Benilde Blazers are the NCAA senior varsity team of DLSU – Saint Benilde. They were hailed as the champions five times in the years 2005, 2007 to 2009, lost to Colegio De San de Letrán in 2010 but again retook the crown in 2011 and 2012. For DLSU Saint Benilde’s first ever team win in September 2005, FIDE Master Dino Ballecer was placed on the first board and demolished his rivals from different universities to bag for himself a gold medal in the individual category, and successfully attained the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award, a special award only given to the best player of the playing field. Thanks to his fantastic plays in his assigned board, he helped his team taste the sweet victory. The man also played in the 8th Philippine University Games, or UNIGAMES for short, to represent the Blazers. The tournament was hosted in Bacolod, and unsurprisingly, they finished in first place both in the individual and team category. After finishing his five-year chess career with the team, he stayed with his alma mater as their assistant coach for two years. With his incredible teaching expertise, the team successfully became the champion the second time around in 2006 and 1st runner up the following year.

A master who should not be taken lightly.

1. Eisen Josh Benedick Ramos
2. WCM Chua Jia-Tien
3. Chua Siang-Zhe
4. Yaneah Sofia Tanguilan Morada
5. Yosef Immanuel Tanguilan Morada
6. Joash Alton Panopio Gumiran
7. Clark Enzo Inman
8. Aldrin Sotto Bernardo
9. Ran Zeth Marco Lubandina Magallanes
10. Princess Rane Lubandina Magallanes
11. Princess Dianna Pedros Simbajon
12. Samarth Tiwari
13. Jian Carlo A. Rivera
14. Vermond James Alianza

Simultaneous Exhibitions

UQCC Friendly Simultaneous Online Chess with IM SRINATH RAO

He is the first international master of the year! All the way from India, International Srinath Rao, currently the number 108th strongest player in his country and only in his early 20s, will knock your socks off with his amazing opening repertoire and middle game knowledge. Everyone knows that India fields many of the strongest masters to play chess, and as of the moment are ranked 4th in the number of GMs, trailing behind the US and China. The United Queens Chess Club is excited to pit him against our players this coming Sunday to see what is in store for the young lad.

With a FIDE rating of 2437, he has won or finished at the top 3 in countless tournaments including the 2016 St. Teresa Rating Open and 2018 Luzern Open in Switzerland. In the eight-round Swiss System at the St. Teresa Open held in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, he emerged as the overall winner, not suffering a single loss with an almost perfect score of 7.5 / 8. Although he was only a FIDE master and was against an International Master, it did not take him long for him to beat him head-to-head and in tiebreaks. On the other hand, in the Luzern Open, only two Indians were able to participate, and he was only the third seed. Despite those circumstances, he bested five foriegn players and only lost to the eventual champion. In the end, he bagged a silver medal with a total score of 5.5/7, a very strong finish. To finish off, he is also a chess coach who works for the King’s Chess Academy and Master Minds Academy, both reputable schools who have produced several superstars from India. He confidently and proudly trains a young girl who had blown his competitors away in the recently concluded United States National Chess Championship in California, where his student was recognized as the top in the female category.

A great chess teacher and an experienced Indian player.

1. Leroy Fenix
2. Gio Troy Ventura
3. Nate Jin
4. Jumana Sayegh
5. Kruthagna Ethiraju
6. AGM Christian Gian Karlo Arca
7. WCM Chua Jia-Tien
8. Chua Siang-Zhe
9. Poh Yu Tian
10. Iana Angela Sotaridona
11. Mervil Anne Maxime Alabado
12. Jian Carlo Rivera
13. Princess Dianna Pedros Simbajon
14. Romeo Cristian V. Pibte
15. Genesis Jahk Andres


Play and Learn with NM Roland Joseph Perez

Third time’s the charm! The United Queens Chess Club is featuring one of our veteran coaches for this week’s Play and Learn with the Master, National Master Roland Perez, the head coach of The Colegio de San Juan de Letran chess team that has produced several star players in the junior and collegiate divisions who represent the school in the NCAA Chess Tournament. Thanks to his incredible teaching prowess, he now boasts thirteen champion titles representing the red and blue flag.

For more than a decade, he has been mentoring superstar players. In 2008, he was officially appointed as the Chess Coach of the Philippine Team for the World Youth Chess Championship in Vung Tau, Vietnam. Since then, he continued to pursue his dream in teaching young and amazing chess players. As his passion for chess did not waver, he was given the responsibility to lead the College of San Juan De Letran Junior and College Team to victory. By 2016, the Letran Squires in the Junior Division stopped the San Beda Chess Team in its tracks with a clean sweep of 4-0 to become the overall winners of the NCAA Season 92. The four-man team was composed of Mark Daluz, who was awarded as the Most Valuable Player, Melito Ocsan, who is now a player in UST, Eric Yap in Board Three and Alexis Osena, the only female in the team. They recorded a total of three championship titles under the guidance of the National Master. On the other hand, the Senior Team has also their fair share of winning in the 85th Season of the NCAA Chess Tournament under his tutelage. He was crowned as the Coach of the Year, while one of his players obtained the Most Valuable Player award in the elimination round.


1. Cassey Miguel Tabamo
2. Christian Gian Karlo Arca
3. Aldrin Sotto Bernardo
4. John Luis Rivera
5. Arleah Cassandra Lorico Sapuan
6. Yaneah Sofia Tanguilan Morada
7. Yosef Immanuel Tanguilan Morada
8. Joash Alton Panopio Gumiran
9. Vermond James Alianza
10. Jian Carlo Alberto Rivera
11. Eisenjosh Benedick Ramos
12. Chua Siang-Zhe
13. Jonas Fruelan Labaja
14. Dwayne Alekhine Lorico Sapuan
15. WCM Chua Jia-Tien

Simultaneous Exhibitions

UQCC Friendly Simultaneous Online Chess with FM ZSOLT KORPICS

It seems that another Fide Master from the 8th strongest chess playing nation, Hungary, dares to confront our elite team of young chess players in a 20-player simultaneous exhibition match this weekend. As of the moment, a total of 58 Grandmasters and 121 International Masters were made. One of its best players is a well-known commentator in Chess24, Peter Leko. United Queens Chess Club is happy to introduce FM Zsolt Korpics from Central Europe, Hungary!

Now, in his mid-40s, the Budapest-based master is currently a chess coach (25 years of experience and counting!), Trainor, and licensed arbiter and organizer. He officially became an international arbiter in 2004 and a FIDE instructor in 2015. Way back in his childhood chess career, FM Korpics was part of the Hungarian Under 20 Championship. Despite him being sixteen years old in the U-20 age bracket, he shared first place. In 2011, his team, HVSE-1, bagged a bronze medal against 11 teams in a 90-90 time control format at the Hungarian Team Championship. With a great career at such a young age, he was bestowed and was privileged to become the team captain of Team Kobanya SC Budapest Chess Team in the Hungarian Youth Team Championship. As he served as captain for seven years, his team won five times.

A great chess player since young. Watch him play fantastic chess.

1. Leroy Fenix
2. Arleah Cassandra Lorico Sapuan
3. Dwayne Alekhine Lorico Sapuan
4. WCM Jia-Tien Chua
5. Siang-Zhe Chua
6. Jian Carlo Alberto Rivera
7. Jumana Sayegh
8. Gio Troy Ventura
9. Genesis Jahk Andres
10. Christian Gian Karlo Arca
11. Nate Jin
12. Poh Yu Tian
13. Aldrin Bernardo
14. Joemel Narzabal


Play and Learn with FM Deniel Causo

Guess who’s back? With his amazing chess analyses and games recently, his Facebook page, Biyaherong Chess Coach has gained 11,000 followers and counting! Currently representing Team Manila Indios Bravos and the 24th strongest player in the Philippines, let us formally welcome FM Deniel Causo! He will be teaching youth players 13 years old and below for free!

Along with National Master Rolly Parondo, FM Causo is the head coach of the Double Bishop Chess Academy, an established chess school in Thailand. Started to play only at the age of 15, he participated at the renowned Shell National Youth tournament in 2003 and emerged as the winner of the competition. From there, his passion for chess did not waver despite already moving to Thailand. He continued to be a mentor to many children who became FIDE Masters themselves and at the same time play competitive chess. In 2017, he joined the Phitsanulok International Chess Open. Despite being the third seeded player, he emerged first with 5 wins and 1 draw, also besting his fellow Filipino compatriots. A year later, together with Michael Concio and IM Ranola Yves, he participated in the 2018 LEAP Hong Kong International Open and shared first place with Aoshima Mirai from Japan.

1. Franiel Angela Magpily
2. Francine Elaine Magpily
3. Christian Gian Karlo Arca
4. Nelson Villareal
5. Aldrin Bernardo
6. Jian Carlo Rivera
7. Franloyd E. Gellado
8. WCM Chua Jia-Tien
9. Chua Siang-Zhe
10. Jaymiel Piel
11. Joash Alton P. Gumiran
12. Yosef Immanuel T. Morada
13. Yaneah Sofia T. Morada
14. Bonjoure Fille Suyamin
15. Yreil Josh Hernani

Simultaneous Exhibitions

UQCC Friendly Simultaneous Online Chess with GM ROGIC DAVOR

Another year, another round of masters to play with! To start the year right, a Croatian master with a current ELO rating of 2500 has decided to challenge our kids in a simultaneous exhibition match this weekend! He is the second Croatian grandmaster who appeared in UQCC after the famous GM Ivan Saric played in the previous year. United Queens Chess Club welcomes GM Davor Rogic of Croatia!

Grandmaster Davor Rogic has attained his title since 2005 – sixteen years already! At some point in his chess career, he reached an ELO rating of 2602 – a pretty impressive rating as he is currently the 17th strongest active player in his country. At the moment, Croatia is within the top 20 as the strongest chess playing nation. Before earning his International title in 1994, he won first at the Croatian Chess Championship, an annual national tournament. From that point on, he continued to improve and represented his country in the 33rd Chess Olympiad (1998) and 34th Chess Olympiad (2000) held in Russia and Turkey. At the 1998 Chess Olympiad, his team landed in 25th place, where IM Davor scored 1.5 out of his three games and was on the fifth board. One year before the Chess Olympiad, he bagged the fourth place in the individual category at the European Team Chess Championship, held in Pula. The playing field was rough as the England team became victorious.

Looks like this is going to be a thrilling game!

1. Jaymiel Piel
2. Mervil Anne Maxime Alabado
3. Poh Yu Tian
4. Jumana Sayegh
5. Leroy Fenix
6. Nate Jin
7. Phil Martin Casiguran
8. Jian Carlo Alberto Rivera
9. Ghian Michael Basilad Aleria
10. WCM Chua Jia-Tien
11. Chua Siang-Zhe
12. Aaron V. Aton
13. Beatrice V. Aton
14. Joemel Narzabal
15. Arleah Cassandra Lorico Sapuan


Play and Learn with FM Randy Segarra

Not everyone can become a master immediately. Hard work, perseverance, and daily practice are needed. Thus, UQCC believes that as early as possible, children must be exposed to intense training to further improve their chess. Last year, the organization has given 13 years old and below males and women the opportunity to play in simultaneous exhibition matches against several masters from different countries. Now, they have the chance to sit, listen, and play with their favorite masters for more than an hour.

To begin the new series, we present you, FM Randy Segarra! He is currently under the DLSU coaching team and is been for more than 15 years. He was a former Green Archer and was part of the champion team in 1999. Furthermore, he was also awarded as the Most Valuable Player in the same year. As early as 2005, he had completed his three National Master norms and began to seek his Fide Master title in 2008 with an Elo rating of 2300.

Learn with the best. Be the best.

1. WCM Chua Jia-Tien
2. Chua Siang-Zhe
3. Arleah Cassandra Lorico Sapuan
4. Dwayne Alekhine Lorico Sapuan
5. Tyrone James Tabernilla
6. Cleiford Kortchnoi Domalanta
7. Aaron V. Aton
8. Queen Sophia Domalanta
9. Beatrice V. Aton
10. Christian Gian Karlo Arca
11. Marjanovic Refuerzo
12. Jaymiel Piel
13. Yaneah Sofia T. Morada
14. Yosef Immanuel T. Morada
15. Joash Alton P. Gumiran