LOCAL woodpushers and PHILSPADA athletes which participated in recent online competitions will be feted in the 27th edition of So Kim Cheng awards slated this August 28.
These athletes will be given recognitions and citations after a thorough deliberation from the Davao City Sports Council Incorporated and the So Kim Cheng Sports Foundation.
For chess, the outstanding athlete award goes to Harison Maamo (Best Performer of champion team in the 2020 Mindanao Chess Circuit held Oct. 24-25 Open Selection) and citations for NM Jonathan Tan (Best Performer of champion team in the 2020 Mindanao Chess Circuit held Oct. 24-25 Executive Selection) and the Team Davao Chess Eagles (Mindanao Chess Circuit team champion held Oct. 24-25 which was participated by six Mindanao regional squads).
AGM Henry Roger Lopez and IA James Infiesto will banner the PHILSPADA awardees this year.
Lopez stood tall onto the limelight winning the 1st FIDE Online Chess Olympiad for People with Disabilities, November 21-December 2, 2020, (Team Gold, Top Asia); 1st FIDE Online Chess Olympiad for People with Disabilities, November 21-December 2, 2020 (Team 5th Place); IPCA (International Physically Disabled Chess Association) Online Championship, June 16-17, 2020 (Individual 8th Place);1st Mindanao Battle Royale Online Chess Team, October 1, 2020 (Team champion) and National ESMI Online Chess Open, December 13, 2020 (champion).
For Infiesto, the veteran carved victories in the Mindanao Online Chess Circuit A Arena, November 11, 2020 (Champion);Mindanao Online Chess Circuit B Arena, November 10, 2020, (3rd Place); Mindanao Online Arbiters Chess Arena, November 1, 2020 (Champion) and the APM Blitz Online, June 8, 2021, (Champion).
Aside from chess and PHILSPADA other local athletes which will also receive respective recognitions and citations are from archery, arnis, athletics, karatedo, moto-x, muay thai, rugby and volleyball.
Youthful karatekas Robert Bryan Dayanan Jr. and Heleina Dominique So take centerstage this year after named co-Athletes of the Year along with AAK Davao coach Jeofrey Albarico as Coach of the Year. Bok Mata of Moto-X will receive this year’s Sports Leadership Award.
The So Kim Cheng Sports Awards, Davao City’s longest running sports giving body now on its 27th year is initiated by the So Kim Cheng Sports Foundation and the Davao City Sports Council Incorporated.
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