San Beda College pulled off the rug from under reigning back-to-back champion Arellano University, 3-1, over the weekend, to stay on top after four rounds in the NCAA Season 92 Seniors Chess Competition held at the Jose Rizal University Gym.

Alcon John Datu and Bryan Barcelon trounced Carlo Caranyagan and Joshua Arias on the second and fourth boards, respectively.

Datu and Barcelon’s emphatic win was vital in sealing the win and the solo lead for the Red Lions with 14.5 points.

In addition, Mari Joseph Turqueza and McDominique Lagula drew with Kyz Llantada and Don Tyrone delos Santos, on the first and third boards to complete the triumph.