Philippine Contingents to the World Junior Chess Championships 2016

The World Junior Chess Championship is an under-20 chess tournament (players must have been under 20 years old on 1 January in the year of competition) organized by the World Chess Federation (FIDE).

The 2016 edition is currently happening (7 to 22 August 2016) in KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India, and is scheduled for 13 rounds Swiss System. The Open division is composed of 80 players including 8 Grandmasters, while the Girls section has 57 players including 1 International Master and 2 WGM’s.


Philippines sent 4 players to the event, 2 for the Open and 2 for Girls sections:

Philippines Delegates to the World Junior Chess Championships 2016

TitleNameRatingSeed #DivisionType
IMPaulo Bersamina240226OpenU18
Paul Robert Evangelista202071OpenU20
WIMJanelle Mae Frayna22929GirlsU20
WFMShania Mae Mendoza219121GirlsU18

Now let’s take a look at the ranking after Round 10, which is what has finished so far:

World Junior Chess Championships 2016 Ranking after Round 10 (Open Division)

1GMXiong Jeffery2633USA57½
2GMArtemiev Vladislav2665RUS54
3Maghsoodloo Parham2576IRI757½
4Xu Yinglun2516CHN757½
5IMNasuta Grzegorz2442POL754
6Ivekovic Bozidar2351CRO752
7GMAravindh Chithambaram Vr.2543IND57
8IMSvane Rasmus2546GER54½
9IMMenezes Christoph2408AUT54½
10IMMosadeghpour Masoud2437IRI52½
11IMBersamina Paulo2402PHI50

World Junior Chess Championships 2016 Ranking after Round 10 (Girls Division)

1WIMFrayna Janelle Mae2292PHI857
2WIMBivol Alina2362RUS58½
3WIMNandhidhaa Pv2151IND757½
4WGMSaduakassova Dinara2423KAZ757½
5IMRodriguez Rueda Paula Andrea2321COL755½
6WGMBuksa Nataliya2261UKR753
7WIMVaishali R2284IND751
8WIMDordzhieva Dinara2304RUS61½
9WIMMichelle Catherina P2205IND56½
10WIMTokhirjonova Gulrukhbegim2328UZB49

Not bad at all for Team Philippines, right? What do you say? Log it in using the comments section below.


Round 11 has just finished for Bersamina and Frayna. Bersamina won his game against IM Rasmus Svane of Germany while Frayna lost to IM Paula Andrea Rodriguez Rueda of Colombia. We’ll post an update as the rounds progress.


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