Tuesday, June 24, 2008

2008 ICT Penang Scrabble Open_Open Category Day 1_20.06.08

While Priya and I were playing with the novices, Rama took part in the Open Category which consists of a total of 20 games played in three days at Bayview Hotel, Georgetown, Penang.

The international field of 50 players included Nigel Richards (Current World Champion), Ganesh (Current ranked World No.1), Jason Katz Brown (Creator of Quackle Scrabble program) and Master players from Malaysia, Singapore and Australia.
Open Category Participants

In the first day i.e. Friday 20th June, four rounds were played. Rama started the competition against Sameer. He had a good first day of games, winning three games (W-L-W-W).
Round One: Rama Vs Sameer (Score 565-227)
Round Two: Rama Vs Cheah Siu Hean (Score 365-539)
Round Three: Rama Vs Henry Yeo (Score 483-475)
Round Four: Rama Vs Karen Richards (Chairperson of Youth Committee of WESPA)(Score 404-349)

Jagan Vs Adele (MSA President & Penang Open Organiser)
Ker Jen Ho Vs Michael Tang (Johor Causeway Challenge Organiser)

After the first day of matches, we were treated with dinner at the revolving restaurant at the 17th Floor of the Hotel. Food was plentiful and delicious with the view of the Georgetown and Penang straits which was breathtaking.
Priya, Chitra, Beng Way, Rama & Andrew enjoying the food and view.
Dianne & Joceyln at the fruit & cakes section
Ganesh & Jason Katz (Creator of Quackle program)
Alastiar Richards trying out some spicy food

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