Monday, June 29, 2009

24th Brand Crossword Game King's Cup 2009

Contents:
  • King's Cup 2009 Details
  • Complete Results
  • Road to the Finals
  • Finals Game 1
  • Finals Game 2
King's Cup 2009 Details:
Venue: Siam Discovery Center, Bangkok; Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon Shopping Complex
Dates: Jun. 25-28, 2009
No. of Players: 82
Dictionary: CSW07
Challenge Rule: Free Challenge
Winner: Pakorn Nemitrmansuk
Runner-Up: Charnwit Sukhumrattanaporn
Top Prize: $ 6,000.00
Format: The tournament begins with a 27-round preliminary (round 1-24 based on Swiss pairing system, the round 25-27 based on King-of-the-Hill pairing system), whose two finalists to play final with special rules: They have to play two games. If one of them win both games, then that player is the winner. But if they tie with a win and a loss each, a third game will be played. The winner, in this case, is the one who scores the most points when the scores from all three games are combined. (Note: Throughout the tournament, the spread capping enforced to a maximum of -/+ 350 points spread in a game. Also the Gibson rule is in effect in case there is a player who has won enough games to guarantee 1st place or a seat in the finals no matter how many games he or she loses thereafter.)

Complete Results:
(Standing after 27 rounds Preliminaries)
Rank
Name
Home
W-L
Spread
1
Charnwit Sukhumrattanaporn
Thailand
23.0-4.0
1838
2
Pakorn Nemitrmansuk
Thailand
19.0-8.0
1456
3
Nigel Richards
New Zealand
19.0-8.0
1248
4
Jason Katz-Brown
United States
18.0-9.0
1239
5
Lukeman Owolabi
Nigeria
18.0-9.0
1037
6
Siu Hean Cheah
Singapore
17.0-10.0
1253
7
Ayorinde Saidu
Nigeria
17.0-10.0
1065
8
Panupol Sujjayakorn
Thailand
17.0-10.0
607
9
Odette Carmina Rio
Philippines
17.0-10.0
530
10
Helen Gipson
England
17.0-10.0
431
11
Apirat Choomai
Thailand
17.0-10.0
-325
12
Harshan Lamabadusuriya
England
16.0-11.0
1389
13
Monthien Cholthichanun
Thailand
16.0-11.0
894
14
Hubert Wee
Singapore
16.0-11.0
856
15
Taewan Sutthasin
Thailand
16.0-11.0
641
16
Kien Hung Yeo
Malaysia
16.0-11.0
93
17
Antonio Malonzo
Philippines
16.0-11.0
-58
18
Maiyarit Wiwatanaratanabutr
Thailand
15.0-12.0
934
19
Jakkrit Klaphajone
Thailand
15.0-12.0
890
20
Komol Panyasophonlert
Thailand
15.0-12.0
821
21
Charnrit Khongthanarat
Thailand
15.0-12.0
758
22
Christopher May
Australia
15.0-12.0
576
23
Nawapadol Sayavesa
Thailand
15.0-12.0
408
24
Geoff Thevenot
United States
15.0-12.0
315
25
Jin Chor Tan
Malaysia
15.0-12.0
297
26
Julian McKail
Australia
15.0-12.0
10
27
Phuttaphong Moolasarn
Thailand
15.0-12.0
-466
28
Thanapong Kukiettikulchai
Thailand
14.5-12.5
450
29
Marut Siriwangso
Thailand
14.5-12.5
-404
30
Alastair Richards
Australia
14.0-13.0
660
31
Chollapat Itthi-aree
Thailand
14.0-13.0
587
32
Akshay Bhandarkar
India
14.0-13.0
333
33
Pichai Limprasert
Thailand
14.0-13.0
182
34
Olobatoke Aka
Nigeria
14.0-13.0
167
35
Gerald Carter
England
14.0-13.0
61
36
David Delicata
Malta
14.0-13.0
-122
37
Amnuay Ploysangngam
Thailand
14.0-13.0
-525
38
Manop Phiphatboonserm
Thailand
14.0-13.0
-594
39
Tony Sim
Singapore
13.5-13.5
436
40
Thacha Koowirat
Thailand
13.5-13.5
35
41
Ricky Purnomo
Indonesia
13.0-14.0
364
42
Yen Nee Shim
Singapore
13.0-14.0
290
43
Preedee Kongthanarat
Thailand
13.0-14.0
203
44
Adrian Tamas
Romania
13.0-14.0
147
45
Atiruth Sakdiyakorn
Thailand
13.0-14.0
4
46
Charae Worapojpisut
Thailand
13.0-14.0
-184
47
Jean McArthur
United States
13.0-14.0
-348
48
Mpakaboari Jack
Nigeria
13.0-14.0
-407
49
Noppadon Dechatiwong Na Ayutthaya
Thailand
13.0-14.0
-865
50
Jocelyn Lor
Malaysia
12.5-14.5
-240
51
Chaiwat Wuthinitikornkit
Thailand
12.5-14.5
-497
52
Weera Saengsit
Thailand
12.0-15.0
315
53
Alberto Palomo
Philippines
12.0-15.0
157
54
Daniel Srichawla
Thailand
12.0-15.0
133
55
Dianne Ward
Australia
12.0-15.0
-158
56
Worasit Suksansumran
Thailand
12.0-15.0
-173
57
Tepparit Vichayasiri
Thailand
12.0-15.0
-263
58
Sanmi Odelana
Nigeria
12.0-15.0
-305
59
Piengkamol Intarasuwan
Thailand
12.0-15.0
-509
60
Visan Vongthanasoonthorn
Thailand
12.0-15.0
-663
61
Karen Richards
Australia
12.0-15.0
-1318
62
Arun Methaset
Thailand
11.5-15.5
-219
63
Suthiraphan Assarat
Thailand
11.5-15.5
-596
64
Peter Arreola
Philippines
11.0-16.0
121
65
Paul Richards
Australia
11.0-16.0
-369
66
Michael Tang
Singapore
11.0-16.0
-479
67
Prachya Pitapho
Thailand
11.0-16.0
-681
68
Olajide Akinyemi
Nigeria
11.0-16.0
-1116
69
John Barker
Australia
10.5-16.5
-628
70
Moses Adeh Owugah
Nigeria
10.5-16.5
-728
71
Graham Buckingham
England
10.5-16.5
-779
72
Cecilia Ruto
Kenya
10.0-17.0
-387
73
Allen Egbe
Nigeria
10.0-17.0
-950
74
Pachara Tritipthanakul
Thailand
10.0-17.0
-1000
75
Sarah Law
Singapore
9.0-18.0
-806
76
Tadao Takeda
Japan
9.0-18.0
-1314
77
Aloysious Conzaga
Singapore
9.0-18.0
-1547
78
Warodom Geamsakul
Thailand
8.0-19.0
-1124
79
Farrouq Sanni
Nigeria
7.5-19.5
-1709
80
Olga Visser
Australia
7.0-20.0
-962
81
Sujit Ungpakorn
Thailand
7.0-20.0
-1231
82
Maneeda Tanasanvimol
Thailand
5.0-22.0
-2582
83
Vannitha Balasingam
Malaysia
0.0-27.0
-2550
84
Khee Chiang Tan
Malaysia
0.0-27.0
-2700
85
Benjamin Ufeli
Nigeria
0.0-27.0
-2700
86
Sompong Polsongkram
Thailand
0.0-27.0
-2700


Road to the Finals:
Charnwit Sukhumrattanaporn secured the first final berth as early as round 24 when he beats fellow countryman Panupol Sujjayakorn, 466-389 for his 20-4, +1408 (win-loss-spread) record, and was Gibsonised at the start of round 25 (King-of-the-Hill pairing format). Jason Katz Brown was 18-6, +1408 then followed by five players with 16-8 win-loss record (Pakorn Nemitrmansuk +1255, Ayorinde Saidu +1183, Nigel Richards +1179, Lujeman Owolabi +857 and Helen Gibson +390) with their spreads, respectively.

The fierce battle was between Jason Katz Brown and Pakorn who played the last three rounds and it was all won by Pakorn, 525-385, 459-450 and 424-372, to secure the second final berth, completing his 19-8, +1456 card. It was indeed a heartbreaking loss for Jason who needed at least a win out of the three games in order to reach the finals, but was not meant to be. Nigel hurdled his last three games for a 19-8, +1248 (win-loss-spread) record which include his last round conquest, 439-437 against Siu Hean Cheah, but not enough spreads and settled at 3rd place.

And so, the finals has been staged between Charnwit and Pakorn.

Finals:
Charnwit S. vs. Pakorn N. at King's Cup 2009 Finals

Game 1:
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King's Cup 2009 Game 1 Final Board Position: Pakorn 412-Charnwit 393

Game 2
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King's Cup 2009 Game 2 Final Board Position: Charnwit 388- Pakorn 463

Champion's Photos
Pakorn holding on to the board of their game 2

Pakorn receiving his prize

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