Congratulations to FIDE Secretary General Ignatius Leong on his Wedding Print
Wednesday, 13 June 2007 00:00
Congratulations to FIDE Secretary General Ignatius Leong of Singapore on his wedding in Singapore last weekend to Celine Dao of Vietnam. Over 300 guests, including a delegation of 29 from Veitnam and representatives of ten federations from around Asia and Europe joined in celebrating their nuptials. Typically, some 60 children played a blitz tournament concurrent with the celebrations. Send congratulations to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Read photo report. Congratulations to FIDE Secretary General Ignatius Leong of Singapore on his wedding in Singapore last weekend to Celine Dao of Vietnam. Over 300 guests, including a delegation of 29 from Veitnam and representatives of ten federations from around Asia and Europe joined in celebrating their nuptials. Typically, some 60 children played a blitz tournament concurrent with the celebrations. Send congratulations to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Characteristically, the newlyweds are having their honeymoon at the ASEAN Youth Championships in Thailand.

Among the foreign personalities present were National Chess Federation of the Philippines President Prospero Pichay, Thailand Chess Federation President Kantathi Suphamongkhon, Myanmar Chess Federation presisdent Maung Maung Lwin, Indonesian Chess Federation Deputy President Eka Putra and GM Utut Adianto and Ibrahim Bakkar, Lin Feng and Sun Lian Zhi, former General Secretaries of the China Chess Association, Turkish Chess Federation president Ali Nihay Yazici, GM Bachar Kouatly of France and Global Chess Executive Directory Geoffrey Borg of Malta.



Wedding march by the bride and groom. In the right background is FIDE legal adviser Morten Sand of Norway.



Among the representatives of Asian federations were,from left, Philippine FIDE Delegate Casto Abundo, Myanmar Chess Federation president Maung Maung Lwin, Thailand Chess Federation president and Mrs. Kantathi Suphamongkhon and National Chess Federation of the Philippines president Congressman and Mrs. Prospero Pichay.



The bride assists the groom cutting the wedding cake.



With the groom in the center were, from left, Indonesians GM Utut Adianto and Indonesian Chess Federation Deputy President Eka Putra, Geoffrey Borg of Malta and Turkish Chess Federation president Ali Nihat Yazici.



Pouring champagne down the pyramid of glasses.



Dang Tat Thang (center) and representatives of the Vietnamese Chess Federation.
 
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