Tagaytay, Philippines wins Asian Cities Dubai Cup Print
Sunday, 28 March 2004 00:00
Tagaytay, Philippines swept their matches in a nerve-wracking final round to finish the Asian Cities Dubai Cup tied with Guangzhou on top with 25 points each. Tagaytay won the Cup by edging Guangzhou by a half-point in the Buchholz tiebreak. Guangzhou had to settle for second place while Mandaluyong of the Philippines took third place over dethroned defending champion Pavlodar and local squad Pasay City also by tiebreak. Mandaluyong, Pavlodar and Pasay City wound up with identical 22.5 points each. Visit the official site. Tagaytay, Philippines swept their matches in a nerve-wracking final round to finish the Asian Cities Dubai Cup tied with Guangzhou on top with 25 points each. Tagaytay won the Cup by edging Guangzhou by a half-point in the Buchholz tiebreak. Guangzhou had to settle for second place while Mandaluyong of the Philippines took third place over dethroned defending champion Pavlodar and local squad Pasay City also by tiebreak. Mandaluyong, Pavlodar and Pasay City wound up with identical 22.5 points each. Visit the official site. Visit the Tagaytay City site.

In the group photo of the ASEAN chess leaders are, (seated from left): Dang Tat Thang (VIE), FIDE Honorary President Florencio Campomanes (PHI), Indonesian Chess Federation vice president Angelina Sondakh, ASEAN Chess Confederation president Ignatius Leong (SIN), FIDE Rating Administrator Casto Abundo (PHI); standing from left: Hamid Majid (MAS), Nick Aplin (SIN), Leong Voon Choon (BRU), Myanmar Chess Federation president U Kyaw Than, Hendry Jamal (INA), Ibrahim Abu Bakar (MAS), Hj Zainal Abidin Hj Md Ali (BRU), Thailand Chess Federation president Prajuab Nimityongskul, Anh Thu (VIE), Wong Fook Loy (MAS), National Chess Federation of the Philippines president Matias V. Defensor and Maung Maung Lwyn (MYA).
 
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