Woman Fide Master Allaney Jia Doroy, Vic Glysen Derotas and Chester Neil Reyes are set to see action in the 20th ASEAN Age Group Chess Championship set from June 9 to 19 in Mandalay City, Myanmar.
Doroy, Derotas and Reyes are playing under the banner of National University chess team. Overseeing them are team manager Samson Go and United States chess master Jose “Jojo” Aquino Jr.
“It’s one of the most challenging tournaments for us because all of the best ASEAN age groupers are expected to be there. We’ll just play one game at a time. Every round is important,” said Doroy who is fresh from winning the inaugural Open Kitchen rapid chess tournament held recently at the Open Kitchen.
“We’ll be up against strong and more seasoned players in this tournament and I hope my luck continues there. Right now, I’m in deep preparation, doing more practice games with my fellow chess masters,” added Doroy.