4 South Californians participated in the event
Two South Californian chess players won prizes in the Eighth Ibero-American Championship held last weekend at the Los Pinos Cultural Complex in Mexico City.
The BCS champion, Algol Mendoza won first place in the U-21 category, after a match against national and international opponents of this discipline, his brother Zuben, current state champion U-14, won fifth place in the U-18 category, after defeating players from the Iberian Peninsula, South and Central America.
Former national junior champion Ayleen Ramirez Toledo and national Olympic medalist Paul Flores had a good tournament, both improving their international ranking.
The next event for the winners is the National Open Championship of the specialty, to be held in Chihuahua.
With information from Tribuna de La Paz.