(a) he won several national championships
(b) he played in a zonal tournament in 1957
(c) he played Armstrong Cup chess for Phibsboro.
The picture is shown with permission, but I’ll omit the reference until the solution is posted, as it would give too much away.
[Update, January 22, 2014: the picture is from Olimpiu Urcan’s web site Chess: A Singapore Column.]