One of the biggest events in Asia, the Singapore Masters and Challengers Open, is due to commence on Boxing Day. The event is often attended by some of the best Pinoy talents and this year is no different. Some familiar names are Mark Paragua, Wesley So, Oliver Barbosa and John-Paul Gomez plus many others.
Of interest to our Aussie readers is the participation of Raymond and Angela Song who are both currently residing in China with their parents.
The Australian and Pinoy entries will go head-to-head against some of the region's strongest players like grandmasters Zhang Pengxiang, Ni Hua, Utut Adianto and Indian female star Humpy Koneru.
As ususal, we'll try to keep an up-to-date coverage of this event. Hopefully there will also be a few games available for download.