Reynaldo Tayao proved that he is exceptionally talented after marring all his opponents with 5.5 record win in the Individual Chess Tournament during the Cluster Meet on September 1, 2016 held at the LNHS Science Laboratory.
Tayao who is described by his trainers and other players as passionate and dedicated, is also known for being a strategist and a fast-thinker.
The win made him qualified to join the division level of the same tournaments.
“I am sad because my friends from the opposing team didn’t make it to the next round but I feel proud not only for myself but also for our school,” Tayao said.
Tayao joined the competition because he knew that he had what it takes to be a chess player and although he’s good at it, he still wants to improve his skills in playing chess.
“It’s better to have a hard time being challenged by great opponents than to be careless and complacent, because if a person is too confident with his ability and skills sometimes it can cause failure.” Tayao also added.
Tayao together with Josh Baleta of grade 8-Solon also bagged the Gold medal in the Team Category of the Tournament.
Mrs. Maricel Evaristo was the trainer of Tayao. Carla Joy Badion (10-Sparta) was the third player that represented LNHS in the said tournament.