Mayor Allen Singson Cup begins Friday

The 2012 Mayor Allen Singson Cup (Candon City Chess Championships) gets underway tomorrow at the Stern Mall Social Hall in San Nicolas, Candon City, Ilocos Sur.

The two-day tournament, organized by the Candon City Chess Club and sanctioned by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) will begin at 9 a.m.

Expected to grace the opening ceremony are Candon City Mayor Allen G. Singson and other City Officials, NCFP Chairman/President Prospero A. Pichay, Jr., Project Coordinator Jerry Malamion and NCFP Executive Director Grandmaster Jayson Gonzales.

At stake are cash prizes for the Open, Under-16 and Under-12. Special awards and prizes will likewise be given to best Ilocos Surian performers and best Candonian players.

Set to compete in the annual tournament are GMs Rogelio Antonio, Jr., Mark Paragua, Oliver Barbosa, Darwin Laylo and Richard Bitoon and International Masters Ronald Dableo, Yves Ranola, Emmanuel Senador, Oliver Dimakiling and Rolando Nolte.

For registration, contact Malamion at 0917-5811046. Noli Cruz

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