The 2012 Mayor Allen Singson Cup (Candon City Chess Championships) will be held on March 16 - 17, 2012 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 kick-off at 9:00 am on Friday with the Opening Ceremonies to be graced by no less than 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 GM Jayson Gonzales.
Up for grabs are the championship and cash prizes for the three Divisions, Open, Under 16 and under 12. Special awards and prizes will likewise be given to best Ilocos Surian performers and best Candonian players.
Expected to participate in this annual tournament are the countries top players headed by Grandmasters Rogelio Antonio Jr., Mark Paragua, Oliver Barbosa, Darwin Laylo, Richard Bitoon together with International Masters Ronald Dableo, Yves Ranola, Emmanuel Senador, Oliver Dimakiling, Rolando Nolte and other players from the Ilocos Region.
For further information and registration plus contact Project coordinator, Jerry Malamion cp# 0917-5811046.