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Results of The 3rd Equatorial Hill Resort Malaysia Open Scrabble Tournament

 

Venue & Date: Equatorial Hill Resort Cameron Highlands on 13th - 15th September 2002

 

Report by Emy Yap

We had a great time! The trip was pleasant, Nigel Schumacher drove the BMW through bends and curves and with such speed and stead. We had the company of Hannah chatting away at the back while her nanny swooned with the sway! I was invited again to direct the event and the getaway to the mountains was timely as the school holiday tapers off that week. Hannah met up with Suanne again and they had a bit of fun while Hannah helps to enter the score and keep rooting Suanne on everytime she wins a game. "Way to go, Suanne, great show!" I did not bring enough warm clothings...again. Fortunately my savior came in the form of Paulette who graciously lent me her jacket.

The competition started on time and without a hitch, well, maybe a small one, when the group from Singapore came shuffling in after the briefing. They missed it entirely of course but it was alright because there wasn't any problems over the rules, not from them anyway. We had one game before dinner, which was a sumptious barbecue buffet. 2 games were played thereafter and by that time, we were all quite knackered.

This shall not be too lengthy...the competition went well. There was some challenges that came back wronged but not more than the usual human errors you would find in tournament of this nature. KC Tan had once again outdid himself in organising this event for the 3rd year in a row. He had a huge backlog of work that had to be postponed but he persisted!

There was some funny stories to be heard, like the reason why the Singaporean contingent were late..was that Dylan realised he left his passport at home while filling up the Immigration forms along the Causeway! He looked different this time round, probably more matured, longish hair (tinted with a groovy kind of colour),cooler-like dude, hey man..! Hannah says he looked like a girl! The other one heard was Paulette telling that she sewed some kind of cloth with a button attached to it, to be placed onto the pulse of the hand, and that was supposed to stop car sickness. Three out of 4 in the car she was in didn't get sick on account of wearing it!

Stopped by the strawberry farm, the Waterfalls and the Boh Plantation on the way home. This time the ride was not as pleasant. The rain didn't help much but all in all, a wonderful trip. Thanks again KC and Equatorial Hill Resort. I will let John update you with the results.

Results after game 18

Rank

Player

Wins Mar
1 A Ganesh 14  1958
2 Tony Sim 14  798
3 Nigel Richards 13  624
4 Michael Tang 11  715
5 Ricky Purnomo 11  288 
6 John Lam 11  264
7 Andy Kurnia 10  583
8 Quek Sim Ho 10  412
9 Kong Chock Heng 10  299
10 Pui Cheng Wui 10  165
11 Aaron Chong 10  124
12 Seshi Ramanathan 10  -298
13 Dylan Sharma 9  431
14 Jocelyn Lor 9  303
15 Chuah Sim Swee 9  259
16 Kenrick Ng 9  -33
17 Tan Jin Chor 9  -132
18 Ong Suanne 9  -258
19 Krishna Kumar 9  -412
20 Irene Lim 9  -424
21 Tan Khee Chiang 8  -42
22 Krishna Iyer 8  -130
23 Vannitha Balasingam 8  -292
24 Yeo Kien Hung 8  -359
25 Azlan Tajudin 8  -562
26 Pushpa Krishna 8  -601
27 Yeap Gim Sai 7  -110
28 Adele Tan 7  -578
29 Paulette Yeoh 7  -646
30 Zeenath Ariff 7  -710
31 Ng Chee Eng 6  -736
32 Bye 0  -900

HIGH GAME: Chuah Sim Swee 642    HIGH WORD: A Ganesh 203 "LEXICONS"

State Name National State Wins Rating Points
    Old New Old New Exp. Act. Old +/- New
Section: *MASTERS
--- A Ganesh 4 2 2 1 10.1 14.0 1798 +77 1875
OS Tony Sim 8 5 3 3 9.8 14.0 1718 +84 1802
OS Nigel Richards 1 1 1 1 13.5 13.0 1902 -08 1893
OS Ricky Purnomo 17 17 5 5 10.3 11.0 1582 +21 1603
--- John Lam 9 7 6 4 10.9 11.0 1701 +02 1703
--- Michael Tang 6 10 4 7 14.3 11.0 1739 -66 1672
--- Kong Chock Heng 5 8 3 5 12.5 10.0 1743 -50 1692
OS Andy Kurnia 0 13 0 9 10.0 10.0 1644 +00 1644
--- Aaron Chong 16 15 12 11 8.7 10.0 1590 +26 1616
OS Quek Sim Ho 0 19 0 6 8.7 10.0 1520 +39 1559
--- Pui Cheng Wui 7 6 5 3 11.2 10.0 1731 -23 1707
--- Seshi Ramanathan 39 35 30 26 8.5 10.0 1430 +29 1459
OS Dylan Sharma 0 26 0 18 9.0 9.0 1505 +00 1505
--- Jocelyn Lor 14 18 10 13 10.3 9.0 1627 -26 1600
--- Chuah Sim Swee 30 42 23 32 10.3 9.0 1478 -37 1440
--- Krishna Kumar 24 28 17 20 8.9 9.0 1496 +2 1498
--- Tan Jin Chor 22 23 15 16 8.6 9.0 1521 +8 1529
--- Ong Suanne 51 53 40 41 8.2 9.0 1359 +16 1375
--- Kenrick Ng 29 33 22 25 9.6 9.0 1478 -12 1465
--- Irene Lim 81 76 66 60 5.8 9.0 1153 +64 1217
--- Tan Khee Chiang 55 63 43 49 8.7 8.0 1351 -13 1337
--- Vannitha Balasingam 26 25 19 17 6.3 8.0 1487 +34 1521
--- Krishna Iyer 66 70 52 55 8.6 8.0 1270 -12 1257
--- Yeo Kien Hung 47 52 36 40 8.2 8.0 1386 -04 1381
--- Azlan Tajudin 84 90 69 74 9.4 8.0 1124 -28 1095
--- Pushpa Krishna 74 84 59 68 11.4 8.0 1210 -67 1142
--- Yeap Gim Sai 25 40 18 30 9.4 7.0 1488 -47 1440
--- Paulette Yeoh 61 65 48 51 8.0 7.0 1323 -19 1303
--- Adele Tan 107 109 92 93 6.1 7.0 965 +18 983
--- Zeenath Ariff 87 92 72 76 8.4 7.0 1105 -41 1063
--- Ng Chee Eng 124 117 109 101 3.9 6.0 852 +62 914