BCC woodpushers dominated the Tamasart Chess Cup 2009 held at Tamasart University Campus Rangsit.
Top seeded Henry “The Destroyer” Calacday flashed his old deadly form, led a 1-2-3 finish via tie break of 5.5 points against fellow BCC members Paul “The Bullet” Elauria and Manolo “ The Silent Assassin” Salamida. The 38 year old Henry Elo 2046 led the rest of the field on the first day with a perfect score of four after four rounds stumbled to Urs Hasler of Switzerland on the first game of the second day but was able to bounce back quickly after a convincing win against his compatriot Manolo then drew his last round with Paul, enough to claim the championship trophy with the highest tie break. Also an impressive display of performance was Paul who had a shocking defeat against fellow Filipino Dean Binoya on the first round then won his next five assignments and drew the last to claim the second place. Manolo kept hanging around with his position since the first few rounds and gave his final blow by trouncing Sawapop on the last round and went home as the third best player of the tournament.