Chess success for Jean Luc Mangion

Sunday, April 18, 2010, 15:12

Jean Luc Mangion from Saint Aloysius College won the BOV U16 Chess Tournament held at St Paul’s Missionary College, Rabat, on Saturday 17th April. He garnered maximum points after winning all 5 Rounds; Christian Schembri (Kullegg San Benedittu), last year’s winner, had to content himself with second place, while third place went to Matthew Aquilina from Stella Maris College.

Participants in the BOV U16 Chess Tournament

In the Girls’ Category, Beatrix Calleja from Sacred Heart College, finished first with 3 points.

In all 35 players from 7 different Government, Church and Independent schools took part in the Tournament, with the biggest contingent – 10 players – coming from St Elias College.

The other categories were won as follows: First Under 14: Gabriel Farrugia (St Paul’s Missionary College); First Under 12: Gabriel Grima (Kullegg San Benedittu); First Under 10: Andrew Magri (Stella Maris College); First Under 8: Thomas Aquilina (Stella Maris College) and trophy for Most Promising Player went to Matteo Farrugia (Stella Maris College). Gabriel De Giorgio won the trophy for the best placed player from SPMC.

The Arbiter of the Tournament was Mr. Peter Sammut Briffa while both Mr. Ray Azzopardi and Mr. Colin Pace (current Malta Champion) represented the Malta Chess Federation.

Trophies were presented to the winners in the various categories by Fr. Silvio Bezzina, Rector of St Paul’s Missionary College, and Mr. Carl Spiteri, Marketing Manager of BOV.

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