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  • MPSJ SUBANG SCRABBLE CHALLENGE Kompleks 3C MPSJ, Subang Jaya, Malaysia: 8

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    2015 MPSJ Subang Scrabble Challenge Report Page 1

    Report by Ir. K.Sundraraj Tournament Coordinators: K.Sundraraj / P.Chitra Tournament Director: Alex Tan / K.Sundraraj

    INTRODUCTION

    The 7th MPSJ Subang Scrabble Challenge 2015 was jointly organized by the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) - Kompleks 3C Management and Subang Jaya Community Sports Club (SJCSC) in association with the Malaysian Scrabble Association (MSA). This year’s edition was held in Kompleks 3C MPSJ and it attracted the largest number of participants with a total of one hundred and forty two (142) players, making this local event one of the biggest gatherings of the Scrabble players in Malaysia for this year. The competition was divided into three divisions to cater for the different levels of scrabble players. The Open division was for the more seasoned and competitive scrabble players, some of them have played in previous World Scrabble Championships. The Intermediate division was mainly for the school children who have been playing competitive Scrabble for the school and also adult players while the Beginners division was for those who are starting to play competitive scrabble.

    The Tournament was nationally rated by MSA and the ratings are published in MSA’s website www.penster.com.

    MPSJ SSC2015 Scrabble Participants

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  • MPSJ SUBANG SCRABBLE CHALLENGE Kompleks 3C MPSJ, Subang Jaya, Malaysia: 8

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    En. Syazwan, Deputy Director of Kompleks 3C, presenting cash and trophies to the top three Open Division winners, Goutham, Michael Tang and Vannitha. (L to R)

    Open Division Participants

    OPEN DIVISION A total of eighteen (18) players took part in the Open division playing fifteen (15) rounds of scrabble. This division featured many top-rated Scrabble players in Malaysia such as Vannitha, other previous winners of this tournament and players from Singapore. After fifteen rounds of intense scrabble matches, Goutham Jayaraman and Michael Tang managed to finish with 11 wins each. Goutham was declared Champion due to his superior spread points while Michael was 1st Runners up. Vannitha with 10 wins was 2nd Runners up. The top six (6) prize winners were completed by Tan Jin Chor (9 points with 292 spread), Khoo Beng Way (9 points with 242 spread), William Kang (9 points with 45 spread) in that order. The Champion received a trophy and cash prize of RM 500 while the runners up received trophies and RM 250 and RM 150 respectively. Additional cash awards were given to the fourth to sixth placed finishers. The high word award was presented to William Kang who played “ESTRANGE” for 113 points. Appreciation awards were given to Sheshi Ramanathan and Jocelyn Lor.

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    08.08.2015 2015 MPSJSSC -- OPEN Open Division Results after Round 15

    Rank Player Total Wins Total Spread

    1 Goutham Jayaraman 11 637

    2 Michael Tang 11 332

    3 Vannitha Balasingam 10 614

    4 Tan Jin Chor 9 292

    5 Khoo Beng Way 9 242

    6 William Kang 9 45

    7 Vinnith Ramamurti 8 270

    8 Alex Tan 8 121

    9 Jocelyn Lor 7 464

    10 Chang Ching Wei 7 382

    11 Kong Chock Heng 7 123

    12 Tengku Asri 7 -134

    13 Lee Pao Hsien 7 -399

    14 Sreepathy Iyer 6 -27

    15 Pui Cheng Wui 6 -51

    16 Ker Ken Wa 5 -662

    17 Seshi Ramanathan 5 -749

    18 AhmadTaufiqZakuan 3 -1500

    Tournament High Score

    Chang Ching Wei/ Alex Tan

    598

    Tournament High Word William Kang

    "ESTRANGE" 113

    Open Division prize winners

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    Dr. Nazir, Chairman of SJCSC, presenting the prizes and trophies to the top three winners, Adam Azlan, Mohd Syazwan Aidid and Jerry Jang. (L to R)

    Intermediate Division

    In the Intermediate division, there were thirty-six (36) players playing twelve (12) rounds of scrabble on 8th and 9th August 2015. Adam Azlan emerged Champion winning 11 games with spread of 661 points. The runners up positions went to Mohd Syazwan Aidid and Jerry Jang with 8 wins respectively and their positions were decided by spread points. The Champion received a trophy and cash prize of RM 250 while the runners up received trophies and RM 150 and RM 100 respectively. Additional prizes were given to the fourth to twelfth placed finishers. Certificate of participation was given to student participants. High word award went to Keeran Bathmanaban played “REELINGS” for 127 points.

    Intermediate Division Participants

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    Results after Round 12- INTERMEDIATE DIVISION

    Rank Player Wins Mar

    Rank Player Wins Mar

    1 Adam Azlan 11 661 2 MohdSyazwan Aidid 8 1024 3 Jerry Jang 8 950 4 Tengku Ariff Shah 8 570 5 Khor Cheng Ee 8 475 6 Haravinth 8 341 7 Wilson Kang 7 738 8 Tinash Rawindrak 7 454 9 Varnamugil Muthalagu 7 445 10 Haarivalagan John 7 204 11 Azhaamirul Warno 7 182 12 Ahmad Kashful Akmal 7 -3 13 Keeran Bathmanaban 7 -12 14 Kishananthini Palani 7 -493 15 Rashwen Sundraraj 6 463 16 Muhammad SyaqilMuqri 6 229 17 Yoshent Subramaniam 6 197 18 Adam Harith 6 -64

    19 Megan Raj Sethu 6 -66 20 Kukaneswari 6 -173 21 Arun Athappan 6 -336 22 Thivansh Dewi Muthu 5.5 -284 23 M.Sharmilla 5.5 -508 24 Muhammad Amirul 5 136 25 Sridaran Ramiah 5 25 26 Isaac Yeow 5 -9 27 Divya Ramesh 5 -203 28 Tan Wei Zhen 5 -243 29 Komathi Sivaraman 5 -746 30 Pravin Rajan 4.5 -230 31 Chak Song Yong 4 -28 32 Soo Yong Qi 4 -354 33 Shaarwinthass Rawi 4 -518 34 Sarmilla Puvarasan 4 -802 35 Priyangka Manimaran 4 -1076 36 Shanthini 1.5 -946

    HIGH GAME: Tinash Rawindrak 582 HIGH WORD: Keeran Bathmanaban 127 "REELINGS"

    Intermediate Division prize winners

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    Mr. Nigel Richards, Scrabble French World Champion, presented prizes and trophies to the winners for the Beginners Division.

    Beginners Division In the Beginners Division, eighty-eight (88) players registered on the 9th August 2015 to play five (5) rounds of enthusiastic and competitive scrabble. Lim Yern Fay and Muhammad Aliff Haiqi managed to win 5 games each. Lim Yern Fay was declared Champion with better spread points while Muhammad Aliff was 1st Runners Up. The top six (6) positions were completed by Yalleni Gunenthiran, Adib Mukhriz, Said Ramadan and Muhd Haziq Hakimi in that order, all of whom obtained 4 wins.

    The top twelve winners were presented with prizes while the top three finishers were also given trophies. There were also additional fifteen consolation prizes for the primary school children. Certificate of participation was given to all student participants. High word award went to Zabir for 92 points word “CHEATING”. Beginners Division Participants

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    Mr. Chim Wai Main, Vice President of MSA, presented consolation prizes to Primary school participants. Results after round 5 08.08.2015 2015 MPSJ SSC -- BEGINNERS

    Rank Player Wins Mar 1 Lim Yern Fay 5 598 2 Muhammad Aliff Haiql 5 298 3 Yalleni Gunenthiran 4 831 4 Adib Mukhriz 4 532 5 Said B Ramadan 4 457 6 Muhd Haziq Hakimi 4 359 7 Aiman Irfan 4 260 8 Ternece Kwan Tse Ei 4 247 9 Chua