Iloilo Kisela Knights, San Juan Predators to face off again in finals

Iloilo Knights will face San Juan Predators in a rematch of the finals as this is the third time that both teams will play in the finals in the PCAP tournaments.

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Iloilo Kisela Knights and the San Juan Predators will have a rematch in the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) in the grand finals after trouncing their respective opponents in the division finals on Wednesday, April 6, 2022.

The two rival teams have already faced each other in PCAP’s grand finals twice. In the first season’s second conference last August 2021, Iloilo defeated San Juan to rule the tournament.

However, San Juan had a sweet revenge against Iloilo in the third conference last November, by beating the latter in the grand finals.

On Saturday, April 9, 2022, all eyes are focused on which of the two chess powerhouses will emerge as the All-Filipino conference champion.

Last Wednesday, Iloilo Kisela Knights ruled the southern division by defeating Davao Chess Eagles in two matches, 12-9, and, 17-4. Iloilo is the top seed of the southern division while Davao served as the second seed. 

In the northern division, San Juan staged a major upset by beating the top seed Pasig City King Pirates, with an identical 11.5-9.5 scores in two matches. San Juan served as northern division’s second seed in the playoffs. 

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