MAYOR GORDON AND FL ANNE, LAUDS OLONGANPO SUDOKU WHIZ KID
Mayor James “Bong” Gordon Jr. and First Lady and former Zambales Vice-Governor Anne Marie Gordon commended fifth grader Gerald Dalan for placing 2nd Runner-up at the recently held 5th Philippine Sudoku Super Challenge National Finals in SM North EDSA, Quezon City, thus, bringing honor to Olongapo City.
Mayor Gordon and FL Anne handed Dalan a cash incentive of Php10,000 at the recent govt. employees' flag-raising ceremonies in recognition of his feat in the ‘Sudoku Whiz Kid Division’ for elementary students.
Dalan is a grade five student of Olongapo Wesley School, coached by Leonel C. Sanchez.
Only one hundred sixty-four players (164) from 7,000 participants from the regional elimination were able to compete for the finals in three divisions: Whiz Kid (elementary level), Wizard (high school level), and Grandmaster for professionals.
Mayor Gordon said “Dalan will be one of the Filipino representatives in several international competitions such as the 2011 World Sudoku Championship in Hungary, BRAND’s Sudoku Challenge 2011 Asia Pacific Open in Singapore and the 2011 Princess Somsawali Cup in Bangkok, Thailand.”