Allaney Doroy hailed MVP, leads NU to breakthrough women’s chess title
National University won its first-ever UAAP women’s chess title at the end of the ’84 Season Chess Tournaments on Wednesday night at the auditorium of the FEU Engineering Building in Sampaloc, Manila.
The Lady Bulldogs, who virtually won the title before the day’s games, lost to De La Salle University, 1.5-2.5, on the final day to finish the tournament with 26.5 points. NU came out with seven wins, one draw and one loss after the two eliminations and the Final Four round.
De La Salle University finished second with 21 points, while Adamson broke the deadlock with Ateneo with the 2-2 draw for third with 15.5 points and nine match points. Ateneo also finished fourth with 15.5 points but just six match points.
NU WFM rookie Allaney Doroy went undefeated in his six games to win the Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player awards to accompany his Table 2 gold.
“Siyempre, sobrang saya po and overwhelming kasi two years din po kaming napahinga,Doroy said he won the title this year at the college level. The Lady Bulldogs were the same team that won the girls’ high school title in the ’82 season.”Uhaw na uhaw po kami sa din po talaga championship trophy.
Her teammates Princess Ballete topped Table 1 on a 60% winning clip and Jesca Docena won Table 4 with 4.5 points on a 75% clip.
La Salle’s Francois Marie Magpily clinched Board 3 gold against NU’s Kylen Mordido with a one-on-one victory. Adamson’s Jellie Ann Magro and UP’s Katherine Bunao won gold medals 5 and 6, respectively, with three points and two points, respectively.
Far Eastern University barely missed the Final Four with four match points, despite Ateneo tying Adamson with 11.5 points after eliminations.
The University of the Philippines and the University of Santo Tomas ranked sixth and seventh with 10.5 and 7.5 points respectively.