This is yet to be confirmed but Pinoy journo Marlon Bernardino has submitted a news report to RP press stating that FM Julio Catalino Sadorra has earned an IM norm from the Singapore Masters which ended yesterday. Wesley So, on the other hand, failed to bag a GM result. A last round draw with Vietnamese IM Vinh Bui was insufficient to meet norm requirements.
So and Sadorra had a total tally of 6 points each. Other Filipino results are as follows:
5.5 - Enrique Paciencia
5.0 - Luis Chiong IV, Roderick Nava
4.5 - John Paul Gomez, Ronald Dableo, Chito Garma, Anthony Makinano
3.0 - Alfredo Paez
Chinese grandmaster Zhang Pengxiang was the outright winner on 7.5 points. Complete round 9 results are now available while final rankings are here.
The Aussies, Raymond and Angela Song, appeared to have had a tough time scoring only 3.5 and 3 points respectively. Jim Rogers also posted just 3 points in the Challengers section.