MSA National Youth Championship ( MNYC ) was held at Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur on 30 - 31 Aug 2008. The top youth scrabble players were present to battle it out to earn the right to represent the country in the 2008 World Youth Scrabble Competition which would be held in Penang in December.
The top five winners of the 3rd MYSC 2008 which was held in May 2008 have already qualified. The winner of MNYC would also qualify automatically while the other four places plus a reserve spot would be decided by the players national rating after the MNYC competition. MNYC Tournament Coordinator was Henry Yeo and Tournament Director was Ganesh Asirvatham.
Rama, who is vying for one of the remaining places, took part together with 14 other players, playing 15 rounds of intense scrabble competition for two days.
Rama Vs Khoo Beng Way
Rama Vs Ong Suanne
Rama Vs Ker Jen Ho
Brothers Sean Vs Scott Chung
Khoo Beng Way Vs Ong Suanne
After two days of gruelling competition, Ong Suanne emerged champion. Khoo Beng Way secured second position while Ker Jen Ho and Ramaraj were third and fourth respectively.
Some photos of the winners:
Rama receiving his fourth prize
Ker Jen Ho with his third prize
Runners up Khoo Beng Way
Champion Ong Suanne receiving her award from her mother, Dr. Adele, MSA President
Top seeded Ong Suanne qualified for the WYSC as winner of this competition. The rest of the players would be eagerly waiting for the MSA announcement by this week to find out whether they would qualify. Going by the current national ratings, Ramaraj and Khoo Beng should qualify. Ker Jen Ho who played extremely well, by defeating Ong Suanne three times in this tournament, have a good chance to qualify.
Refer to MSA website for more information