Monday, June 28, 1999

1999 Channel NewsAsia World Masters

Contents:
  • Details
  • Complete Results
  • Finals Game 1
  • Finals Game 2
Details:
VenueSingapore
DatesJun. 24-27, 1999
No. of Players: 98
Dictionary: SOWPODS (TWL98+OSW3)
Challenge Rule5-Point Penalty (Per Word)
Winner: Naween Fernando
Runner-Up: Andrew Fisher
Top Prize$ 25,000.00
Format: The tournament begins with a 23-round preliminary whose two finalists to play Best-of-Three Final.

Complete Results:
(Standing after 23 rounds Preliminaries)
Rank
Name
Home
Wins
Spread
1
Andrew Fisher
UK
17
1248
2
Naween Fernando
LK
17
874
3
Paul Cleary
AU
17
775
4
Pakorn Nemitrmansuk
TH
16
1036
5
Joel Sherman
US
15
1072
6
Mark Nyman
UK
15
1068
7
Harshan Lamabadusuriya
LK
15
1038
8
Steve Polatnick
US
15
680
9
David Webb
UK
15
496
10
Gerry Carter
TH
15
483
11
Odette Rio
PH
15
134
12
Nigel Richards
NZ
14
1170
13
Charnwit Sukhumrattanaporn
TH
14
663
14
Manop Phipatboon
TH
14
578
15
Howard Warner
NZ
14
557
16
A Ganesh
MY
14
506
17
Tawano Rabong
PH
14
294
18
Phil Appleby
UK
14
193
19
Tan Jin Chor
MY
14
-180
20
Bob Jackman
AU
13
1164
21
Terry Kirk
UK
13
590
22
Joe Edley
US
13
552
23
Renante Abellano dela Cerna
PH
13
516
24
Ricardo Gonzalez
PH
13
419
25
Femi Awowade
NG
13
357
26
Darryl Francis
UK
13
236
27
Brian Sugar
UK
13
222
28
Amnuay Ploysangngam
TH
13
-4
29
Alex Tan
MY
13
-17
30
Dean Saldanhna
UA
13
-30
31
Joan Rosenthal
AU
13
-67
32
Kong Chock Heng
MY
13
-302
33
Taewan Suthasila
TH
13
-393
34
Thong Liew Kee
SG
12
550
35
Evan Simpson
UK
12
454
36
Ricky Purnomo
ID
12
390
37
John Holgate
AU
12
335
38
Thavachai Tivavanvong
TH
12
286
39
Trevor Halsall
AU
12
212
40
Mario Miranda
PH
12
164
41
Michael Tang
SG
12
121
42
Esther Perrins
AU
12
109
43
John Lam
MY
12
90
44
Antonio Malonzo
PH
12
-14
45
Ismail Kassim
SG
12
-66
46
Austin Tan K H
SG
12
-348
47
Tengku Asri
MY
12
-481
48
Krishna Kumar
MY
12
-483
49
David  Ng
SG
12
-564
50
Pui Cheng Wui
MY
11
729
51
Jakkrit Klaphajone
TH
11
282
52
Natthagrit Keska
TH
11
229
53
Cheah Siu Hean
SG
11
196
54
Roland Filio
BH
11
67
55
Gan Cher Siong
SG
11
61
56
Azmil Aziz
MY
11
35
57
Tolani Awojobi
NG
11
5
58
Sam Kantimathi
US
11
-15
59
Tan Tiam Chai
SG
11
-206
60
Chim Wai Main
MY
11
-278
61
Jasmi Zainal
SG
11
-295
62
Emy Yap
MY
11
-364
63
Mauricio Polinar
PH
11
-520
64
Leon Rethual
MY
11
-569
65
Mohan Chunkath
IN
10
380
66
Tony Sim
SG
10
210
67
Joe Muhd
SG
10
135
68
Jocelyn Lor
MY
10
75
69
Jessie Lim
SG
10
-79
70
Gerardo Onate
PH
10
-89
71
Quek Sim Ho
SG
10
-94
72
Norbert Saldanha
UA
10
-208
73
Joanne Craig
AU
10
-233
74
Santi Cherdchaid
TH
10
-234
75
Rod Talbot
AU
10
-299
76
Alan Chua
SG
10
-450
77
Liz Jackman
AU
10
-474
78
Douglas Reyes
SG
10
-789
79
Kenneth Lim
SG
10
-1085
80
Fidelis Olotu
NG
9
120
81
Eugene Goh
SG
9
-56
82
Richard Andabwa
KY
9
-319
83
Mohd Ali Ismail
MY
9
-323
84
John Tan
MY
9
-442
85
Aloysious Conzag
SG
9
-477
86
Tan Kiat Ann
SG
9
-599
87
Dylan Sharma
SG
9
-756
88
Mohd Saleh Yusof
SG
9
-776
89
M Ganapathy
SG
9
-962
90
Sarah Law
SG
9
-1405
91
Mohd Salahudin
MY
8
-473
92
Zamri Majid
MY
8
-597
93
Leonard Wong
MY
8
-641
94
Rahul Goswamy
SG
8
-1053
95
Philip Tan
SG
7
-573
96
Irene Lim
MY
7
-1003
97
Goh Soo Hang
SG
6
-409
98
Wong Soon Lee
SG
3
-2062
Finals
Naween Fernando vs. Andrew Fisher

Game 1:
Naween got down the first bingo, OUTLEARN in the early going. Andrew later countered with ANTLERS to take the lead, 156-123. Naween tried to catch up, but then Andrew got the blank and bingoed with TOADLIkE to surge ahead, 308-199. Not losing hope, Naween was able to maximize with ZOWIE (52 pts) followed by TEAPOYS (79) to cut down the lead by 7 points (359-352). At this point, Andrew holding EIMRRSU missed a bingo and settled for MURES (38 pts) to lead temporarily, 390-359. That was the turning point of the game as Naween made the classic endgame move, and the rest was history. Let's find out.
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Game 2
The first rack of Naween was not recorded because he exchanged tiles, quickly. Anyway, he bingoed with his next move, TERRAPIN. Andrew responded with VIRELAY hooking on NOETIC. Then, Andrew bingoed once more with GUTTIER, to lead 117-203. Naween, holding ?ABELOX opted to play BORAX (60) keeping the blank, instead of a bingo. But when Naween got the second blank, he laid down tELFErS (88 pts), to recover the lead, 265-236. In the succeeding plays, Andrew's rack worsened while Naween kept control of the board until the end to win the championship. Final score: 443-407.
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