Irwin “Win” D. Aton
DLSAA Lasallian Sports Achievement Awardee
for his trailblazing record in Philippine collegiate chess set in the illustrious 1960s, making him the first ever UAAP player to win five consecutive championships
Aton was a member of the De La Salle University Chess Team and won six consecutive UAAP championships from 1998 to 2003. He became a scholar and part of the team after he was recommended to the head coach by a friend. Over the years, Aton has worked as a high school P.E. teacher and a top performing medical representative. He was also one of the top performing account officers in an asset management company. Currently, Aton is a freelance chess instructor and a part-time chess tournament organizer. Recently, he qualified for the semi-finals stage of the selection of players who will represent the country in the upcoming SEA games. Aton also qualified for the semi-finals stage of the selection of players who will represent the country in the chess Olympiad.