Sunday, August 17, 2008

2008 Mines Mensa Scrabble Challenge_16.08.08

The 8th Mines Mensa Scrabble Challenge, which was jointly organised by Malaysian Mensa Society and Mines Shopping Fair, was held on 16th August 2008 at Mines Shopping Fair, Kuala Lumpur. Due to limited spaces (because of ongoing renovation works), there were only 17 players for the Masters Category and 20 players for the Intermediate Category took part.

Participants for the Tournament
Tournament Directors Alex Tan & Ganesh Asirvatham

Rama took part in the Masters Category while his cousin Vijayaraj played in the Intermediate Category.

After seven rounds of play, Rama managed to achieve second position after winning five games (W-W-L-W-W-L-W). Pui Cheng Wui, who was undefeated, emerged Champion while Vannitha achieved third position.

Rama Vs Tengku Asri

Rama Vs Khoo Beng Way

Rama Vs Pui Cheng Wui

Rama Vs Vannitha

Rama Vs Sreepathy Iyer

Rama Vs William Kang

Rama Vs Gan Yi En

In the Intermediate Category, Viji managed to achieve third position after winning five out of six games. The top three winners all had five points but were separated by the spread points.

Viji Vs Teo Wee Seong (Score 441-380)
Viji Vs G. Krishna Iyer (Score 398-330)
Viji Vs Tan Ker Hee (Score 330-307)

The elder and younger scrabblers

Distracting entertainment for Merdeka celebration during the matches.

Prizes for the first eight winners for each Category

Photographs of some of the winners below:

Intermediate Category
Champion Reynold Lin

Runners Up Teo Wee Seong

Viji collecting his third position prize

Masters Category
Champion Pui Cheng Wui
Runners Up Ramaraj
Third Position Vannitha
Khoo Beng Way collected prizes for highest game, highest word (QUINTES-110 points), highest average game & fourth placing.

Prize Winners Group Photo

It was a good outing for the Raj cousins at this tournament. For Viji, this was his first prize-winning performance.

Raj & Viji

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1 comment:

Farouk said...

Congratulations and well done Rama!