Jerish John Velarde


Velarde wins silver medal, earns 1st title in Asian chess competition

Asian Chess U9 Category silver medalist Jerish John Velarde received his first professional international title as “Candidate Master (CM)” at the Asian Schools Chess Championship 2015. This is the highest title given to a chess master who is under 12 years old. Velarde scored seven wins in nine games to win the silver medal in […]

Chess whiz Velarde ranks 11th in Thailand tournament

Chess wizard Jerish John D. Velarde scored four wins, four draws, and one loss to place 10th runner-up in the Boys Under 9 Category of the FIDE World Schools Chess Championships 2015. The 8-year-old represented the Lapu-Lapu City Central Elementary School in the chess competition held in Pattaya, Thailand last May 6-15. In the 11th […]

Six-year-old Oponganon is chess prodigy

Jerish John D. Velarde, 6 years old born and raised in Pajac, Lapu-Lapu City, was seen to have the potential to dominate the world of chess not just in the country but internationally. Born on August 13, 2006, the Grade 1 Fast Learner student of Lapu-Lapu City Central School gained his chess experience in various […]