by romeo braceros
Veteran Davao City chesser Harrison Maamo in the big winner in the recent 12th APM Araw ng Davao Chess Tournament at the Damosa Market Basket in Lanang, Davao City.
Maamo won P1,000 after winning the open rapid title in the six-round Swiss System format chessfest.
In the tournament Maamo scored 5.5 points to beat Peter Tidoy and national master Macacuna Macala who placed second and third respectively the chessfest.
Maamo also won the open blitz crown and the P700 champion purse.
The veteran wood-pusher beat Macala to win the open blitz category.
Aside from Maamo, the organizers of the chess-fest also gave special awards to Philgymn Villajuan (top junior), Honey Grace Bue-nafe (top female) James Catayas (top u12) and Lieane Faith Salajudin (top female u12).