Not many people know that UP has a chess team, but the Maroon Woodpushers have long been contenders in and outside of the UAAP. With unity as their best asset, the team continues to strive for a podium finish in every tournament they enter.
Despite a significant lack of support and attention, the team has strived for the top. The Maroons have championships under their belt both for the men’s and women’s division back in the early 2000s. The women’s team has also brought home the championship in the University Games in 2012.
Guided by their coaches, who in their time led State U to championships in the sport, the Maroon Woodpushers look to improve their skills and become a consistent contender for a championship each season.
Season 78 2nd runner-up (Women’s)
Season 79 Bronze medalist (Arvie Lozano)
Season 79 Bronze medalist (Ynna Canape)