Thursday, June 26, 2008

2008 Penang Scrabble Open_Open Category Day 3_23.06.08

The third day competition, which comprises of 5 games, started at 8.30 a.m. As the day before, the top of the table clash was between Ganesh, who is undefeated todate and Nigel (whose only loss was to Ganesh). Ganesh managed to win again.
Clash of the Titans_Nigel Vs Ganesh

Rama’s round 16 opponent was Sigaporean Master, Cheah Siu Hean. This was their second meeting in the tournament.
Round 16: Rama Vs Cheah Siu Kean (Score 300-397)
Round 17: Rama Vs Bob Jackman (Score 348-456)
Round 18: Rama Vs Alex Tan (Score 462-372)
Round 19: Rama Vs Chow Xin Wei (Score 465-356)
Round 20: Rama Vs Vannitha (Score 419-391)
Rama's game against Vannitha

Finally all the games were over. The Champion was Ganesh, who finished with 19 wins and 1 loss (to Nigel) while Nigel Richards took the runners up position.

Rama managed to achieve his goal of a top ten finish by securing the ninth position with 12 wins and 8 losses. He was also the best U18 player of the tournament. The U18 award was a keenly contested prize, as the youngsters accounted themselves extremely well by taking up the 9th to 12th position i.e. Ker Jen Ho (10th), Khoo Beng Way (11th) and Alastair Richards (12th).
Final results for Open Category

Ker Jen Ho receiving 10th placing prize money.
Rama collecting U18 award and 9th placing prize money.
Nigel receiving Runners-up award
Champion Ganesh and VIPs

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