Sunday, April 18, 2010

CIMB Junior Circuit Selangor InterSchool U-18 Scrabble Competition_17.04.10

It was another weekend of scrabble. The Junior Circuit Inter School U-18 Scrabble Competition for Selangor was held in SMK Dato' Hamzah, Pelabuhan Klang on 17th April 2010. It was the biggest gathering of U-18 scrabble players for the Junior Circuit to date, with 91 players from 21 schools, taking part in this one-day tourney.
It was a strong field consisting of players who have represented Malaysia in the previous World Youth Scrabble Competitions i.e Jagan and Chang Ching Yet from SMK Seafield, Subang Jaya, and William Kang from SMK Subang Utama, Subang Jaya. Upcoming players who took part included Cheong Yi Wei from SMJK Chung Ling, P. Pinang and Vinnith from SMK Seafield.

Participants of CIMB JC Selangor Interschool U-18 Tourney.
S. Krishnapriya (SMK Seafield) against Ashley Teo (SMK USJ4)
Jagan against William Kang in the final round
Seven rounds of scrabble competition were played. William Kang was unbeaten for the first six rounds but was pipped by Jagan, who beat him in the final round, to claim the Champion position. Jagan and William Kang ended with six points each but Jagan had a better margin of 1189 points compared to William's 1060. For the next three positions from third to fifth, Vinnith (841 margin), Christopher Chan (428 points) and Ernest Chiew (370 points) also managed to finished with six points. S. Krishnapriya, who managed to finish a respectable eleventh position.

A total of 25 players together with additional wildcard players would be invited to take part in the CIMB Junior Circuit National Interschool U-18 Scrabble Competition to be held on the 5th and 6th June 2010 at Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur.
All the participants were given a certificate of participation and the top five finishers were awarded trophies. The teachers who accompanied the students were invited to collect the certificates at the closing ceremony.
Certificates for SMK Sg. Pelek players
Top three winners: Jagan, William Kang and Vinnith

It was again a tired but fulfilling day for the MSA team consisting of Martin, Chim, Cedric, Chitra & myself. Thank you for the sponsors CIMB and the host school SMK Dato' Hamzah.

The top twelve finishers of CIMB Junior Circuit Selangor U-18 Scrabble Competition as follows:
No. Name Points Margin
1. Jagan Narayanan 6 1189
2. William Kang 6 1060
3. Vinnith Ramamurti 6 841
4. Christopher Chan E.Y. 6 428
5. Ernest Chiew Kin Hoe 6 370
6. Cheong Yi Wei 5 941
7. Wong Han Wey 5 719
8. Jeihiin Subramanium 5 653
9. Vignesh Venkitasamy 5 499
10. Ho Hui Jan 5 394
11. S. Krishnapriya 5 365
12.Wan Mohd Azril 5 307

Full results will be published in our MSA website

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